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Oct 22nd


The State of Black America

The State of Black AmericaNew York – The National Urban League released its 38th edition of "State of Black America – One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America," which explores how un- and under-employment have widened the divide between the nation's richest and poorest and transformed the dream of upward mobility into a reality of diminishing prospects.

MUL commemorates Civil Rights Act of 1964

MUL commemorates Civil Rights Act of 1964This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation that set the stage for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Reatha Clark King to receive MUL Trailblazer Award

Reatha Clark King to receive MUL Trailblazer AwardThe Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) will award retired corporate executive Dr. Reatha Clark King with the 2014 Trailblazer award at its annual Gateway to Opportunity Gala. The MUL Gala will be held Thursday, June 19th at the Hilton, located in downtown Minneapolis. King is well known for pioneering services in education, business and community outreach. Her career activities include philanthropy, chemical research, teaching and academic administration.

New NAACP president says protest in his DNA

New NAACP president says protest in his DNA(SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of Dallas, Texas learned that the NAACP Board of Directors had chosen Cornell William Brooks over him, Attorney Barbara R. Arnwine and several other better known candidates to succeed outgoing president Benjamin Todd Jealous, his response was "Who?"

Hayden explains legislation impact

Hayden explains legislation impactFollowing the conclusion of the 2014 Legislative Session last month, Minneapolis Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden has spent recent weeks reaching out to constituents and discussing the impact his legislative agenda will have in the community. He discussed legislative successes and priorities last Tuesday on the Conversations with Al McFarlane weekly radio broadcast.

More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want 'My Brother's Keeper' expanded to include Black females

More than 200 Send Letter to White House: Men want 'My Brother's Keeper' expanded to include Black femalesWASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, May 27 urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were "surprised and disappointed" that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community-wide issues.

Africa by Maya Angelou

Africa by Maya AngelouBeloved American author and poet, Maya Angelou, born April 4 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, died Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

The poem below, titled Africa was written by her.

Robyne Robinson opens MSP art exhibit

Robyne Robinson opens MSP art exhibitMinneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, MN—On May 29, 2014, the Airport Foundation at MSP opened its first national art exhibit, with former Fox 9 News anchor Robyne Robinson as curator. The show, 'Renewal,' beautifully showcases Minnesota and our annual springtime renewal of culture, tradition, and spirit.

Young people encouraged to love themselves and their community

Young people encouraged to love themselves and their communityOn this day, Mama Chi is busy trying to reach other agency directors from across the Twin Cities with the hope of having all of them host a community resource table or become a co-sponsor of the event she and her youth participants, known as the Check Yo' Self Crew, are hosting. The event is I'm Loving Me . . . and My Community, to be held, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at High School for Recording Arts, 1166 University Avenue, St. Paul, 55104.

Energizing Harvest Prep

Energizing Harvest PrepMinneapolis, MN—On May 27, Xcel Energy announced a yearlong partnership with Harvest Preparatory School in North Minneapolis. The commitment includes a $50,000 grant to make the building more energy efficient and to support the school's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education (STEM). Xcel Energy employees are also expected to volunteer in classroom learning, and at family events over the 2014-15 school year that will teach students how to be energy efficient at home.

Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes

Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The day before she died, Maya Angelou telephoned Ebony magazine headquarters in Chicago to tell new editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller that she was proud of her. They barely knew each other. Miller knew Angelou mostly through her writings.
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