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A father's greatest fear

A father's greatest fearAs we celebrated this past Father's Day, it occurred to me that over the years, I have seen many fathers in my office.
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Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's Keeper

Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's KeeperWASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.
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Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness CenterThe Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) has teamed with St. Paul's Century College and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center to train aspiring health care professionals right in their proverbial back yard.
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Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy

Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddyPART 1 IN A SERIES

The idea of "father" can elicit as many interpretations as the world is filled with "Dads."
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Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice

Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justiceLawyer, professor, scholar-activist, preacher, mom, volunteer and blogger, Nekima Levy-Pounds has a lot on her plate. The recent Star Tribune blogger (in addition to her writing for MinnPost and TC Daily Planet) is being thrown accolades left and right, but she takes it all in stride.
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METRO Green Line opening day

METRO Green Line opening dayOn June 14, after almost two decades of anticipation, the METRO Green Line (formerly called the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project) officially opened for service during a celebration at Union Depot Station in downtown St. Paul.
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Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and president

Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and presidentFor only the seventh time in its 43-year history, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) announced a new president and CEO.
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'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to rise

'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to riseJun. 16 (GIN) – In an open letter dated June 16 – the International Day of the African Child – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf warned there would be no "Africa Rising" without a serious investment in young girls.
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A call to action: My brother's keeper initiative

A call to action: My brother's keeper initiativeAm I my brother's keeper?

The My Brother's Keeper initiative was launched in late February by President Barack Obama to create equal access to opportunities by eliminating barriers to success faced by young men of color. It focuses on unveiling the full potential of young men of color through an assets-based approach. The president shared his own personal experience of growing up without a father in the home and making some bad choices. However, he also highlights what led to his success.
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Lunds: Speaking customers' languages

Lunds: Speaking customers' languagesMore than 30 years ago, I was a young immigrant who made his long journey from Egypt – a very old country, but to America, a very new country.
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Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV Stations

Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV StationsPluria Marshall Jr. has purchased three FOX-affiliated television full-power stations – KLJB-TV in Davenport, Iowa; KMSS-TV in Shreveport, La., and KPEJ-TV in Odessa, Tex. For $58.5 million through his Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG – pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval.
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