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Video of police beating Black soldier sparks protests by Israel's Ethiopian Jews

Video of police beating Black soldier sparks protests by Israel's Ethiopian JewsMay 4 (GIN) – A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.
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Star Tribune stories create false spectre

Star Tribune stories create false spectreThe mission of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) is to link African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity, and to advocate for policies that eradicate racial disparities.
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The Northside breaks bread

The Northside breaks breadA great deal of the credit for this new business goes to the non-profit Appetite for Change, whose co-founder and director Michelle Horovitz spoke of the need for an enterprise which uses food as an agent for health and social change. Emcee A. J. Briscoe introduced a roster of guests, including Mayor Betsy Hodges and husband Gary Cunningham, director of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (META), who welcomed the new restaurant as a real addition to the North Side and also as a family affair; executive chef Lachelle Cunningham is Gary's daughter.
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Justice not delayed in Baltimore

Justice not delayed in BaltimoreWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Three extremely qualified African American women are at the forefront of making certain that Freddie Gray's death at the hands of police in Baltimore will not go unpunished.
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Protesters rally in support of Baltimore, Black lives

Protesters rally in support of Baltimore, Black lives
In a scene that has become far too familiar, hundreds took to the streets – this time in downtown Minneapolis – to protest the killing of a Black person at the hands of police.
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Police violence coverage takes mental toll

Police violence coverage takes mental toll
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project, Mapping the Police.
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Applicants sought to serve on City of Saint Paul committees, boards, commissions

Applicants sought to serve on City of Saint Paul committees, boards, commissionsSaint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is seeking applications from individuals to serve on the various City of Saint Paul committees, boards and commissions. Saint Paul has dozens of committees that cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. The Mayor and City Council rely on the input of these groups for program development and policy creation.
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Navy Petty Officer Vu Phung of Brooklyn Park, Minn., serves aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)

Navy Petty Officer Vu Phung of Brooklyn Park, Minn., serves aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62)SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 18, 2015) Operations Specialist 1st Class Vu Phung, Brooklyn Park, Minn., fires a 9mm service pistol during a live-fire drill on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).
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United Way makes three-year $40 million investment in nonprofits focusing on education

United Way makes three-year $40 million investment in nonprofits focusing on educationListening sessions and enhanced training.

Feedback from nonprofit agencies. A concept paper. Collaboration. Strategic alignment. Redefining and renaming of education goal areas.
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Africans continue domination of Boston Marathon

Africans continue domination of Boston MarathonLelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the Boston marathon men's race again with an unofficial time of 2:09:17 improving on his win in 2013 which was marred by the marathon bombing that happened then. He gave his 2013 medal he won to the City of Boston. In 2013 he won with a time of 2:10:22.
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Atlanta's cheating teachers are not mobsters: Column

Atlanta's cheating teachers are not mobsters: ColumnOur out of control criminal justice system has forgotten about justice.

Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. But you wouldn't know they were cheaters based on how they were treated in court. The educators were convicted of racketeering — a felony typically reserved for mob bosses, drug kingpins and terrorists.
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