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Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fire

Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fireJust a little more than a week after the devastating fire that changed the landscape of West Broadway, the community, affected businesses and residents are still without answers.
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Business as usual for NOC despite fire

Business as usual for NOC despite fireJust a few hours after a three-alarm blaze raged in the building Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) called home, the group assisted in a protest supporting raising the minimum wage.
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Barway Collins funeral postponed to allow biological Mother to attend

Barway Collins funeral postponed to allow biological Mother to attendCommunity efforts to delay funeral arrangements for 10 year old Barway Collins whose body was found on April 11 in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center, weeks after he was reported missing have been successful. Family and community members were seeking to delay the funeral scheduled for Saturday April 25 to give his biological mother, Louise Karluah time to make travel arrangements to attend her son’s funeral.
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Transition at the Daily Planet

Transition at the Daily PlanetAfter more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented communities, Jeremy Iggers will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) on May 6. A founder of the organization and its flagship local news website, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jeremy helped grow the organization from a training ground for citizen journalists to a hub for media classes and trainings for individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. The board of directors would like to sincerely thank Jeremy for his creative vision and tireless work for so many years.
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Video Series on Systemic Racism

What is Systemic Racism?

Rinku Sen President of Race Forward & Publisher of Colorlines introduces the "What Is Systemic Racism?" video series featuring our very own Jay Smooth.

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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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