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The Minneapolis Urban League mourns the death of Lee Tillman

The Minneapolis Urban League mourns the death of Lee TillmanThe Minneapolis Urban League mourns the death of Lee Tillman who passed away on Feb. 27, 2015. Mr. Tillman, or Lee-T to close friends and colleagues, was a longtime employee of the League's Employment and Training Division, serving as director of the Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP). He went on to lead the division for a short time when director, Laura Scott-Williams, took over the reins of the agency for an interim period after the untimely death of League president and CEO Gary Sudduth.
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Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

Blacks now finishing high school at record levelsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.

This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, "Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever," published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, a Washington-based think-tank. The report examines Census Bureau data for 20 to 24 year-olds, and compares high school completion rates around the country over the past 30 to 40 years.
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Ferguson increased revenue by targeting Blacks

Ferguson increased revenue by targeting BlacksWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Justice Department's recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities.
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Report shows unemployment rate in Twin Cities 4x higher for Blacks than Whites; NOC calls on Federal Reserve to prioritize full employment in all communities

Report shows unemployment rate in Twin Cities 4x higher for Blacks than Whites; NOC calls on Federal Reserve to prioritize full employment in all communitiesAt a press conference and rally last week, NOC released a report as part of a national day of action, showing that the unemployment rate for Blacks in the Twin Cities is four times higher than for whites, calling on the Federal Reserve to prioritize full employment in all communities.
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Selma: Remembering Bloody Sunday

Selma: Remembering Bloody SundayA contingency of up to 70 Twin Cities residents took part in the march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a seminal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
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MOA 11 plead not guilty in court, supporters call for boycott of Mall of America

MOA 11 plead not guilty in court, supporters call for boycott of Mall of America Next court hearing set for May 1

 

Inside a packed courtroom at the Hennepin County Division IV (Southdale) Courthouse in Edina there was marked silence, but outside the atmosphere was anything but as supporters for the dubbed “MOA 11” showed their support for the group.

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Conference develops leaders for next generation

Conference develops leaders for next generationUnveiling yet another generation of leaders, the 39th Annual Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Student Leadership Conference crowned Black History Month observances last month with presentations and programs that were described as electrifying, motivating and inspirational.
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Crossing Bridges: Selma to Minnesota-1965-2015

 Crossing Bridges: Selma to Minnesota-1965-2015Crossing Bridges: Selma to Minnesota-1965-2015, a march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic and bloody Selma marches of 1965, catalytic events that led to the passage of the U.S. Voting Rights Act was held on Sunday, March 8 in St. Paul starting at the Capitol, and ending at Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar St.
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Leading Millennials in the 21st Century: What will it take?

Leading Millennials in the 21st Century: What will it take?"Shallow," "multi-taskers," "spoiled," "entitled" and "No respect for the boss" are just a few of the adjectives and descriptive phrases some senior executives in the federal government attribute to the group dubbed the "Millennials," also known as "Gen Y." This cohort is generally represented by those born at the beginning of the 1980s and continue through the early part of the decade marking the millennial (2000), give or take a few years plus or minus on either side. They are the largest generation since the Baby Boomers (those born in the forties and fifties) and comprise 70 million of today's population, ranging in age from puberty to their early thirties. Given the size of this future labor market, Millennials are a force to be reckoned with and, given their youthful age, must be accepted as here to stay.
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Clarence Page is a nationally-syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Besides those duties, the Pulitzer Prize-winner makes frequent TV appearances, including on The McLaughlin Group as a regular member of the show's panel of political pundits.
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In Selma, Ala., Obama proved that he is 'Black enough'

In Selma, Ala., Obama proved that he is 'Black enough'NEW ANALYSIS

SELMA, Ala. (NNPA) – Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008 annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in Las Vegas, Obama said, "I want to apologize for being late, but you guys keep asking whether I am Black enough."
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