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Minnesota honors Juanita Jackson Mitchell

Minnesota honors Juanita Jackson MitchellDignitaries and well-wishers alike packed the State Capitol Rotunda to celebrate and honor the works of civil rights pioneer Juanita Jackson Mitchell.
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St. Paul councilman Melvin Carter stepping down to accept post with Minnesota Department of Education

St. Paul councilman Melvin Carter stepping down to accept post with Minnesota Department of EducationSt. Paul councilman Melvin Carter III is vacating his seat on the St. Paul City Council to take a position with the Minnesota Department of Education.
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Mayor Lunde joins Mayor Rybak, Revenue Commissioner Frans in support of Governor Dayton's Local Government Aid investment in Brooklyn Park

Mayor Lunde joins Mayor Rybak, Revenue Commissioner Frans in support of Governor Dayton's Local Government Aid investment in Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park Mayor Jeffrey Lunde joined Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans at a press conference today to voice their support for Governor Mark Dayton's investment in Local Government Aid (LGA).
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NUL: Blacks slip on the road to parity with whites

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Blacks have fallen behind in their efforts to reach parity with whites in several key areas since 2010, according to the National Urban League's new "State of Black America" report.
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Nobody asked me but it's time for immigration reform

Nobody asked me, but I see a country where hundreds of thousands of folks enter the country every year to harvest the nation's veggies.
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Profiles in Excellence: Jessica Rogers

Profiles in Excellence: Jessica RogersIt has been said that everyone has a purpose in life.

Some live never knowing their purpose, some find it later in life and for some, that purpose is shown immediately. For Jessica Rogers, she is living her purpose – a purpose she said she knew almost immediately.
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Comcast Cares Day at Urban League

Comcast Cares Day at Urban League For area homeowners, weekends in April are often set aside for spring cleaning. The story is quite the same for Twin Cites nonprofits who need help with landscape clean-up, sorting and pitching, painting, general fix-up and more at their respective facilities. And Comcast reached out to lend a helping hand.

On Saturday morning, April 27, Lynn Mulkern, Comcast project leader, worked with 70 Comcast volunteers at two sites for the Minneapolis Urban League.
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Reshaping the global village

Reshaping the global villageIn the words of Dr. Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), one of the largest non-governmental educational organizations in the world, now reaching nearly 140 million people in nine countries. "We thought nationally, worked locally, and looked for inspiration globally."
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Mother's Day: A day for reflection

(StatePoint) Most people spend Mother's Day bestowing flowers, gifts and heartfelt sentiments upon their moms. But for some, knowing how to honor their mother is not so easy. After all, mothers are only human, and not all of them are perfect.
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"New Jim Crow" discriminates against people with a criminal record

Minneapolis resident Manu Lewis has spent the past four years working to turn his life around and give back to society despite his criminal record. "I do a lot of volunteer work. I do a lot of community work," he said. "I do a lot of organizing within the community that I reside in, but the fact still remains that society still sees me as a convicted felon. So no matter how much time I volunteer, no matter how many good deeds I try to do, I always have that stigma attached to me." He looks to people like Michelle Alexander who are "trying to overthrow some of these policies that are keeping the community held hostage."
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State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issueWASHINGTON (NNPA) – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education.
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