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FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study shows racial gap in pension, retirement savings

FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study shows racial gap in pension, retirement savings"Facts on Ethnic Elders" is a monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

"People of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement," states a new report titled, "Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States," by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).
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Friendship Academy of the Arts students give back to the community

Friendship Academy of the Arts students give back to the community The students of Friendship Academy of the Arts (FAA) shared in the spirit of giving this season by sharing the gift of art.

Although in the midst of testing, FAA students found it necessary – and were empowered –to give back to the community in a way they thought best, which was the giving of themselves in a musical performance along with some handcrafted gift items for the residents of Providence Place Senior Living located in south Minneapolis.

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Environmentalist: Della Schall Young

Environmentalist: Della Schall Young In Minnesota most of us take water for granted.

After all this is the land of 10,000 lakes. We are surrounded by water. But Della Schall Young is not most of us. She knows the true value of water.
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Preserving Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Preserving Nelson Mandela’s legacyPRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Nearly a month after his death, there is a bitter struggle to define – and, in many instances, re-define – the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president.
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Cora McCorvey: Intent, purpose & grace

Cora McCorvey: Intent, purpose & graceWhile deeply entrenched in public service, Cora McCorvey developed a desire to write a book about her life.
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The mission continues: New year brings new methods

The mission continues: New year brings new methodsThe essence of a new year is that it brings forth new opportunities and new possibilities for an organization to grow, change, and transform. January is the time when individuals as well as organizations reflect on lessons learned from the prior year, and use this wisdom for continuous improvement in the coming year.
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Contractor denies subpar workmanship at Minnesota African American Museum

Contractor denies subpar workmanship at Minnesota African American MuseumRecently Insight News published an article chronicling the tribulations of the Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) and its dispute with the contractor hired to rehab its main building at 1700 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis.
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Bobby Caldwell: Blue-eyed soul pioneer says he's grateful for his position in R&B

Bobby Caldwell: Blue-eyed soul pioneer says he's grateful for his position in R&BBobby Caldwell fully embraces his place in music and in R&B/soul.

He also embraces the term used to describe his brand of music – "blue-eyed soul." The term refers to white singers who typically sing what's considered R&B or soul music.
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Karamu Forum: Reflections on freedom's journey

Karamu Forum: Reflections on freedom's journeyWhat does freedom truly mean?

For African-Americans, was it won 150 years ago with the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation? What are some of the challenges facing freedom today? These are some of the questions that I began to ponder as I explored freedom's journey through the chapters of the past, present, and future.
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Minnesota needs prison phone policy reform

Minnesota needs prison phone policy reformWhen we think about freedom today, some see it as a historical ideal that has been achieved and while others are so overwhelmed with the injustices around them that they have given up hope of ever affecting any form of change.

As we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, we cannot forget he was impacted by the loss of freedom that comes with being incarcerated. In his book, "Long Walk to Freedom," Mandela recalled that while in prison, he was entitled to have only one visitor and write and receive one letter every six months. He said that it was "one of the most inhumane restrictions of the prison system."
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Can you talk about racism in the college classroom?

Can you talk about racism in the college classroom?Recently, Professor Shannon Gibney was reprimanded by Minneapolis Community and Technical College after three white male students complained about her classroom discussion of structural racism. That's not the only classroom where structural or institutional racism or white privilege are discussed, or where such discussions spark protests or anger. The consensus of professors and students who have responded to requests for interviews is that, while these discussions often can be painful, investing in this type of curriculum is essential in the long run. We invite readers to share their own experiences and points of view, either through comments or through articles submitted for publication.
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