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A Neighborhood with Promise

A Neighborhood with PromiseWhen city planners drew a Minneapolis map in 1935, North and Near-North neighborhoods were marked as "Negro" sections and Sumner-Glenwood was given the title of "Negro Slum (Largest in City)." These distinctions led to a generation of discrimination and disinvestment. Ignored by local government, black residents were systematically denied access to financial assistance granted to their white neighbors. For example, Federal Housing Administration mortgages were only available to white families and communities until the Civil Rights era. Businesses paid black workers less than their white colleagues.
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LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Saran Jenkins Crayton

LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Saran Jenkins CraytonEveryone deserves the best defense.
They fight for it. Gideon's Army
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MELVIN CARTER II AT LARGE Element Fitness puts St. Paul on boxing map

MELVIN CARTER II AT LARGE Element Fitness puts St. Paul on boxing mapThe sport of boxing dates back to ancient Rome, Greece and perhaps even to ancient Egypt.
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Black unemployment rises

Black unemployment risesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After falling into the single digits in April, the Black unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in May, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
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New affordable housing complex opens on West Broadway

New affordable housing complex opens on West BroadwayThe landscape of West Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis has changed with the addition of a new apartment complex.
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Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9

Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9The problems and challenges facing our community cannot and should not depend on the predilections of grant makers, according to Dr. William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, in St. Paul.
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EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE NAMED COACH OF THE MONTH: Black Life Coaches recognize Dr. Artika Tyner

EDUCATOR, AUTHOR AND ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE NAMED COACH OF THE MONTH: Black Life Coaches recognize Dr. Artika TynerBlack Life Coaches Network announced the selection of Dr. Artika Tyner as Coach of the Month for May 2015.
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Black graduates face a stiff job market

Black graduates face a stiff job marketWASHINGTON (NNPA) – College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates who will grapple with a jobless rate that is still in the double digits, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based research and education group focused on low- and middle-income workers.
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McMahon: Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens

McMahon: Gurus, Superheroes and AliensPainter Barry McMahon offers a unique take on daily life through his many works and will have several on display during his "Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art" show.
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Obama proclaims June African-American Music Appreciation Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Obama proclaims June African-American Music Appreciation Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage MonthWashington, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed a couple of proclamations honoring the contributions those of African heritage have made to the United States.

The president proclaimed June as both African-American Music Appreciation Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Both proclamations were signed May 29.
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Urban League Academy graduates its last class

Urban League Academy graduates its last classIt was a graduation just like any other; yet it wasn't like any other.

There were all the pre-ceremony activities. Future graduates practiced their walks as a woman franticly steamed graduation gowns. Families and well-wishers waited eagerly in the hall. Everything was as it was surrounding any typical high school graduation. But this was not a typical graduation.
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