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The state of Black Press in Minnesota

The state of Black Press in MinnesotaIn my mind, being a publisher and being a freedom fighter are one and the same. For it is the spirit of the Arc of Black people's emergence and transcendence that calls us.
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Bush Foundation selects community creativity cohort

Bush Foundation selects community creativity cohortThe Bush Foundation selected 16 organizations that work in the arts for its Community Creativity Cohort. The Cohort is a one-time program designed to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life.
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A former car dealership, 800 West Broadway sat vacant for years: Groundbreaking set for Northside health, career, and education collaboration

A former car dealership, 800 West Broadway sat vacant for years: Groundbreaking set for Northside health, career, and education collaborationAll around Minneapolis proof of the economic boon can be seen with the recently developed or under development commercial and residential sites – everywhere except north Minneapolis.
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No longer fitness challenged

No longer fitness challengedAl McFarlane would like to one day say he's not half the man he used to be. McFarlane, of Minneapolis, who once weighed more than 300 pounds, decided he needed to take better care of himself, so he set a goal, made a plan and set about getting there. When he started to see some success – he's lost more than 50 pounds, changed his diet and improved his fitness – he wanted to share it with others. So he hatched a plan, working with his fitness trainer, Tyrone Minor, to create the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge, or I2H, as the cool fitness buffs call it.
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Gray leaves MUL post; Steven Belton named interim

Gray leaves MUL post; Steven Belton named interimOn Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors announced that Scott Gray will be stepping down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities. Gray will remain on board with the organization for 30 days to assist with the transition. The Board has appointed experienced community leader, assistant pastor, and attorney Steven Belton as the Interim CEO. Belton and his family have had a strong connection with MUL going back to his early years when his family was honored as an "Urban League Family of the Year".
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Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the YearWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the community.
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The state of Black Press in America and in the world

The state of Black Press in America and in the worldThe National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), state on the public record that the evolution of the 188-year living legacy of Black American owned newspapers throughout the United States remains strategically important, insightful, indigenous, and impactful.
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Youth not wasted on Shannon Williams

Youth not wasted on Shannon WilliamsWASHINGTON – Those who say youth is wasted on the young obviously have not met Shannon Williams, president of the Indianapolis Recorder. At 37, she is one of the youngest newspaper publishers in the nation.
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Lenora Alexander traded accounting for being accountable

Lenora Alexander traded accounting for being accountableWASHINGTON –In 2001, Lenora Alexander had to put down the tax forms and calculators and pick up the large responsibility as the publisher of Denver Weekly News, an African-American newspapers in Colorado.
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Black Press seeks greater economic accountability, equity and parity

Black Press seeks greater economic accountability, equity and parityWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Jordan Shanks, a sophomore English major at Howard University admitted that before Black Press Week, he didn't know much about the Black Press or the Richmond Free Press, the Black newspaper published in the Virginia city where he grew up.
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Hezekiah Walker honored with NNPA Torch Award

Hezekiah Walker honored with NNPA Torch AwardWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Grammy Award-winning artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker can add the 2015 Torch Award for religion to his list of accomplishments as a gospel music artist and pastor of Love Fellowship Tabernacle, a mega church in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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