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Guided by personal logistics: Entrepreneur Vincent owns The UPS Store

Guided by personal logistics: Entrepreneur Vincent owns The UPS StoreIn 2007 Lindy Vincent decided red was not her color. Last year she decided brown suited her much better.
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New Black agenda: Economic empowerment

New Black agenda: Economic empowerment(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America's Black community "hangs in the balance" because "we are a fourth quarter people".
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Minnesota celebrates summer of civil rights

Minnesota celebrates summer of civil rightsAt the Minneapolis Convention Center on July 31, the City of Minneapolis and civil rights agencies from across the state hosted a Closing Ceremony to their Minnesota Summer of Civil Rights in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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A U.S. proposed wind farm riles owners of ancestral lands'

A U.S. proposed wind farm riles owners of ancestral lands'Aug. 4 (GIN) – A proposed U.S. wind farm in Kenya must first overcome objections by farmer David Kinyanjui who says the farm would desecrate ancestral land where his father and mother are both buried.
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OutFront Minnesota launches new strategic plan in the movement for LGBTQ equality

OutFront Minnesota launches new strategic plan in the movement for LGBTQ equalityIn the past two years, Minnesota has passed legislation for marriage equality and safe schools.

While advocates say these are huge milestones on the road to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, OutFront Minnesota, a leading LGBTQ organization, says there's still work to be done.
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Flowers: Once they attacked, I felt every blow

Flowers: Once they attacked, I felt every blowCommunity organizer Al Flowers says he was beaten unconscious on July 26 by Minneapolis police as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant at his home for his teenage daughter. Flowers said the assault started when he asked to see the arrest warrant.
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Bomba De Luz rocks out Live on the Drive!

Bomba De Luz rocks out Live on the Drive!The annual Northside summer concert series, Live on the Drive, finishes its seventh year with the up and coming Bomba De Luz on Thursday, August 14th, from 6 to 8pm. This will be the final of three concerts held outdoors this summer on the scenic Victory Memorial Drive at 34th Avenue North in Minneapolis, one of the most beautiful concert settings in the city.
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Miguel Ramos: Minnesota Twins executive to chair Green Card Voices board

Miguel Ramos: Minnesota Twins executive to chair Green Card Voices boardMiguel Ramos has signed on as board chairman for Green Card Voices, a young 501(c)3 that facilitates understanding between immigrant and non-immigrant communities through digital storytelling.
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Shem Mustafa Shakir dies, 72

Shem Mustafa Shakir dies, 72"Swing low ... sweet chariot ... coming for to carry me home..."

Shem M. Shakir, age 72, died Wednesday, July 9, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
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FIRES OF THE 60'S VS THE DEITY OF DADDY PART VIII: Paying the price for fatherhood

FIRES OF THE 60'S VS THE DEITY OF DADDY PART VIII: Paying the price for fatherhoodWhat my "burn baby burn" generation did not understand was that "fatherhood" is expensive, but real fatherhood costs absolutely everything.

And Daddy paid the price.
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My Brother's Keeper's 'Oppression Olympics'

My Brother's Keeper's 'Oppression Olympics'PERSPECTIVE

Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the floor to speak. So, for an African American woman who grew up in one of the most dangerous communities on the south side of Chicago, to have earned a Ph. D, authored two books, edited one, managed two political campaigns, maintained a tenure-track teaching position, organized faith-based community action work, and now pastoring a local congregation while pursing a fourth degree, all before turning 36, I was satisfied in this conversation with just knowing I am signee #523. And yes, auto correct thought my first name was more accurately ended in "ie" rather than 'y,' and even changed my "signature" there.
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