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Statements released on the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Statements released on the resignation of Attorney General Eric HolderWASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to resign after six years at the helm of the Department of Justice. Statements by President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the NAACP.
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Needs of our community must be addressed, funding must come into our community as well Legislators get pushback for supporting Black community interests

Needs of our community must be addressed, funding must come into our community as well Legislators get pushback for supporting Black community interestsExcerpts of interview with State Representative Rena Moran, D-65A, on Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast, September 23, 2014. More to follow featuring attorney Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, and MLK Legacy Council advocate, Verlena Matey-Keke. You can listen to the interview online by following this link: http://www.kfai.org/conversationswithalmcfarlane
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Was reporting biased? Readers should judge

Was reporting biased? Readers should judgeInsight obtained a copy of Minneapolis Public Schools responses to questions from a Star Tribune reporter. The transcript is available online at www.insightnews.com/extra/mps_transcript.pdf
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Hayden will support DHS efforts to fix agency

Hayden will support DHS efforts to fix agencySenator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement concerning the recent audit of Community Action Minneapolis:
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227 years and counting: Reflections on the United States Constitution

227 years and counting: Reflections on the United States ConstitutionSept. 17 marked the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

This is a cause for celebration. But, what exactly is the Constitution and why should we celebrate? For many, the Constitution symbolizes an ancient text that a few old men wearing wigs signed after a heated debate in Philadelphia. This is evidenced by the fact that most Americans when tested receive a grade of C minus on Constitutional history. The Constitution is usually read in high school civics class but may not be revisited again during one's lifetime. However, the legacy of the Constitution has far greater significance than what meets the eye. The Constitution represents the foundation of American heritage and offers a reflection of our Nation's past, present, and future.
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HARTEAU SNUBS BLACK COMMUNITY: Police Chief claimed members of community would be threat

HARTEAU SNUBS BLACK COMMUNITY: Police Chief claimed members of community would be threatIt appears that no one is safe in Minneapolis – not even the city's chief of Police.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was scheduled to be a part of a community listening session on Sept. 18 at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis, but a couple of hours before the event was to take place, the chief pulled out citing "credible information" of a planned attack on her.
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Nearly half million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half million join rousing climate justice marchSep. 22 (GIN) – New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world.
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CBC joins Black churches for "Freedom Sunday" campaign

CBC joins Black churches for WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama.
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Global Social Media News Service, Inc. retained by AFRO American Newspapers to assist in providing coverage of Black Caucus

Global Social Media News Service, Inc. retained by AFRO American Newspapers to assist in providing coverage of Black CaucusWashington, DC (September 24, 2014) – One of the oldest and most prestigious minority newspaper companies in the nation, the AFRO American Newspapers Company, has retained Global Social Media News Service, Inc. (GSMNews) to assist in providing "real time" Social Media coverage of the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Conference from September 24 to September 27 in Washington, DC.
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The real issue: Opportunity gap leaves Black youths without diplomas, skills

The real issue: Opportunity gap leaves Black youths without diplomas, skillsEditor's note: This letter is a response to a commentary published in Star Tribune, Sept. 12.

We were troubled by claims from Minneapolis public schools (MPS) officials last week that they were strong-armed into partnering with Northside community-based organizations — under duress from ourselves ("North Side school effort called failure," Sept. 12).
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Disappointment runs deep as 'blade runner' walks free

Disappointment runs deep as 'blade runner' walks freeSep. 15 (GIN) – The upset decision by Judge Thokozile Masipa that found Olympian Oscar Pistorius not guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp stunned South Africans who had been glued to the trial since the gavel first pounded the court to order last March.
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