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Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery's statement on sentencing of Atlanta teachers found guilty of racketeering

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery's statement on sentencing of Atlanta teachers found guilty of racketeeringATLANTA, GA - Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of the Atlanta school teachers found guilty of racketeering earlier this month:
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Artika Tyner named a finalist in the 25th Anniversary Midwest Book Awards

Artika Tyner named a finalist in the 25th Anniversary Midwest Book AwardsThe 25th Anniversary Midwest Book Awards has recognized "The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People, Grow Justice" by Dr. Artika Tyner as a finalist in the category of Current Events/Political Science.
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Gwen Moore supports higher wages for America's workforce

Gwen Moore supports higher wages for America's workforceWASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to demonstrations across the country to spread awareness about the need to for a living wage and the right to collectively bargain, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
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What are you reading? The top six books on leadership for social justice

What are you reading? The top six books on leadership for social justiceLeaders are learners. Effective leadership begins with the process of learning through an exploration of leadership theories and the study of leadership profiles. A study of leadership serves as your "leadership compass," an indispensable navigational tool. This compass will aid you in developing your leadership skills and creating a vision for the future of social change.
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Bunch: Smithsonian's African American museum to tell 'unvarnished truth'

Bunch: Smithsonian's African American museum to tell 'unvarnished truth'The history of Blacks in America is not necessarily a pretty one ... but it is an important one.
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Obama nominates Justice Wilhelmina Wright to United States District Court

Obama nominates Justice Wilhelmina Wright to United States District Courtfor MinnesotaWASHINGTON, DC – Last week, President Barack Obama nominated Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
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MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleads

MUL RESPONDS: Star Tribune article about Urban League intentionally misleadsThe April 13 article by Star Tribune Reporter Alejandra Matos, "Minneapolis Urban League Under Fire for Potential Double Billing" was intentionally misleading and failed to share the true facts. We were quite disappointed to read Ms. Matos' final product after spending hours with her and providing her with copies of contracts and reports. We even offered to make available students and program participants to tell the tremendous impact that the Urban League Academy Alternative School and the Urban League 13th Grade Program has had on their lives. Ms. Matos rejected our offer and ignored the pages of material we presented documenting our great work with these programs. Sadly, she chose to present a biased and cynical fairy tale masquerading as a news story.
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Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheon

Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheonIn a room filled with more than 600 people – 580 or so women – author and television personality Iyanla Vanzant offered words of inspiration that had most proclaiming, "It's my time."
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Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight

Part II: 'FIRST YOU CRY', Jim Clingman, his family, their faith and their fight(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.
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Fire devastates West Broadway businesses, upstairs housing units

Fire devastates West Broadway businesses, upstairs housing unitsA Wednesday (April 15) early morning fire roared through a row of businesses and residences leaving many homeless and one high profile community organization in search of new operating facilities.
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Ellison, Pocan lead call for Constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to vote

Ellison, Pocan lead call for Constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to voteWith the right to vote being questioned in states throughout the nation, representatives from neighboring states are calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to ensure citizens' rights to vote.
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