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Community Blueprint to End Poverty: Low-Income Fellows Program

Community Blueprint to End Poverty: Low-Income Fellows Program

The Low-Income Fellows Program is a key element of the Community Blueprint established both to ensure low-income participation and to increase low-income leadership around poverty issues. Community Action, in partnership with The Public Policy Project, a consulting group that specializes in leadership development and public policy training of low-income individuals, developed a program to increase the advocacy and leadership skills of participants, and ensure that low-income community members play a strong role in decisions being made that affect their quality of life.
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South Minneapolis Housing Home Improvement Fair

South Minneapolis Housing  Home Improvement Fair


On Saturday, March 8th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the South Minneapolis Housing & Home Improvement Fair will take place at South High School located at 3131 19th Avenue South. This year marks the fourteenth annual Housing Fair, which has become one of the most successful and well-attended neighborhood based events in Minneapolis drawing over 2,000 attendees annually.
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Conversations on managing the mortgage crisis in North Minneapolis

Conversations on managing the mortgage crisis in North Minneapolis

An IAS, CURA, UROC, and NRRC and UNP collaboration. The University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Studies, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center joins its community partners, the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council and the University Northside Partnership, in inviting you to a conversation about how the current mortgage crisis impacts North Minneapolis, an area which has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the state.
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Three community leaders named 2008 local legends

Three community leaders named 2008 local legends

Three Twin Cities residents were recently named as 2008 Local Legends for their community service efforts that exemplify the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Local Legends were honored Jan. 21 at the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center, hosted by the United Negro College Fund and the General Mills Foundation. The sold-out event featured journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault as this year's keynote speaker.
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Dislocated worker program prepared to serve hundreds of Macys employees

Dislocated worker program prepared to serve hundreds of Macys employees

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Dislocated Worker Program will offer assistance to 950 Macy's employees in Minneapolis that are affected by the company's recently announced decision to consolidate three divisions.
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Black gays and straights unite in historic 3-day National Convention in Baltimore

Black gays and straights unite in historic 3-day National Convention in Baltimore

Nearly 1,000 African American men, women and youth, both gay and straight-identified are expected to gather in Baltimore, MD April 24-26 for an historic three-day event geared towards healing and bridging the gap between the Black gay and Black straight communities.
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PASSING THE TORCH: THE LEGACY LIVES IN YOUTH

PASSING THE TORCH:  THE LEGACY LIVES IN YOUTH

Join members of the community for the annual Black History Month celebration "Passing the Torch: The Legacy Lives in Youth". This FREE, fun, family friendly event places an emphasis on the importance of handing heritage from one generation to the next. It also demonstrates our collective responsibility to create opportunities for youth to empower themselves.
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Sexy Without Sex to air Feb. 10 on TPT Channel 17

Sexy Without Sex to air Feb. 10 on TPT Channel 17

"Sexy Without Sex," a locally produced public television program aimed squarely at Twin Cities youths dealing with sexual activity issues and choices, will air this Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. on Twin Cities Public Television Channel 17, and on all local cable and satellite systems (note that in Minneapolis, Comcast cable subscribers will find it on Channel 13).
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A tribute to Ray Robinson

A tribute to Ray Robinson

By Rhonda Groll

My dad, Ray Robinson, was born in Texas in 1920. He grew up during the Great Depression; experienced racism; experienced the development and growth of what is now the modern automobile; lived under the oppression of Jim Crow laws and segregation; proudly served his country in World War II; traveled the world as a Pullman Porter; played shortstop in the Minor Leagues of the Negro Baseball League; married the love of his life, my mother; put two daughters through private school
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Obama takes Minnesota

Obama takes Minnesota

Minnesota voters came out in strong support of presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama last Tuesday, February 5. The Illinois senator garnered 67% of the vote, netting him 48 delegates. His competitor, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, garnered 32% of the vote, earning 24 delegates. According to the Minnesota DFL, nearly 213,000 Minnesotans attended DFL precinct caucuses last Tuesday. Voters turned out in record numbers, some waiting in lines that wrapped around blocks.
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First person: Telling our own stories Life coach strategist

First person: Telling our own stories  Life coach strategist


I admire curiosity in people, and here in The Twin Cities, everybody I meet is curious! Da Vinci listed curiosity as one of seven signs of intelligence. So there, smile . . . When I introduce myself as coming from Denmark, Copenhagen, Minneapolitans wants to know all kinds of things about me. "What it was like growing up over there on the other side of the planet . . .?
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