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Minnesota Liberian community split over Liberian finance minister's visit

Minnesota Liberian community split over Liberian finance minister's visitAs Liberian Independence Day approaches, the Liberian community in Minnesota is divided. Minnesota has a very large population of Liberian immigrants, who are active not only here but also in political issues back in Liberia. The Organization of Liberians In Minnesota(OLM) is sponsoring a visit by Liberian finance minister Amara Konneh, who is scheduled to speak at the Independence Day dinner and ball on July 26 in Brooklyn Center. A new group, the Movement of Liberians Against Corruption (MOLAC) opposes the visit, claiming corruption by the finance minister and specifically charging that there is a $13.3 million health grant from the European Union that is not accounted for. Charges and countercharges of corruption are all over a local Liberian list serve.
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Making history... again March on Washington

Making history... again March on WashingtonRemember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher's son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country.
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President Obama greets former Negro league players

President Obama greets former Negro league playersOn Monday the President met with former Negro League baseball players in the Blue Room to honor their contributions to our nation's history, civil rights, and professional baseball.
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Breaking news: Keyboard legend George Duke dies at age 67

Breaking news: Keyboard legend George Duke dies at age 67Editors Note: According to Jazzwisemagazine.com, it has been reported veteran jazz, R&B, funk and fusion keyboard virtuoso George Duke has died at age 67.
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Video tapes capture cops using racial, gender slurs

Video tapes capture cops using racial, gender slursTwo Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officers vacationing in Green Bay, Wis. have been suspended for a run-in with a group of African-Americans.
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Cherryhomes: SWLRT route doesn't meet standards, values

Cherryhomes: SWLRT route doesn't meet standards, valuesMayoral Candidate Jackie Cherryhomes is asking the Metropolitan Council to reexamine the route for the Southwest Light Rail transit (SWLRT).

"The current SWLRT alignment has numerous unresolved issues, including cost and neighborhood impacts, and is a plan that does not meet the standards and values we share in Minneapolis," said Cherryhomes.
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Progressive Church creates connections at job fair

Progressive Church creates connections at job fairBringing a job fair to faith-based communities turned out to be a unique, yet successful combination.

And based on the results and feedback, there will likely be more such collaborations to help fight unemployment among African-Americans in the Twin Cities.
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WE WIN, WE WALK for Educational Excellence

WE WIN, WE WALK for Educational Excellence“We win, we walk for Educational Excellence,” was the chant repeated by 100 WE WIN Institute students, parents and community members during a recent walk around an area lake.
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Union workers file federal civil rights charges against Cretex

Union workers file federal civil rights charges against CretexFifteen members of Laborers Local 563 filed Federal civil rights charges with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) against Cretex for its treatment of Latino workers.
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Court rules against Minnesota School of Science

Court rules against Minnesota School of Science A last minute rally of parents, students and staff was not enough to keep the Minnesota School of Science in its north Minneapolis home.
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Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march

Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) – One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic as leaders discussed the famous march 50 years ago and an upcoming one planned for Saturday, Aug. 24.
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