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The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northside

The Gateway: Bridge art connects downtown to northsideThe John Biggers Seed Project (Seed), a public art and design effort that engages renowned African-American artists in mentoring young artists, revealed its designs for a massive art project that seeks to transform the Olson Memorial Highway Bridge over Interstate 94.
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James Barnett leads Minneapolis College Prep

James Barnett leads Minneapolis College PrepAt just 28 years of age and not too far removed from college himself, James Barnett is charged with making sure that students at Minneapolis College Preparatory School attend and graduate college themselves.
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Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy

Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddyPART 2 IN A SERIES

The advent of the 1960s paved the way for two distinct entities within the consciousness of the notion of "father" in my life, and in the lives of my community and the world.
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A father's greatest fear

A father's greatest fearAs we celebrated this past Father's Day, it occurred to me that over the years, I have seen many fathers in my office.
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Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's Keeper

Women of Color urge Obama to 're-align' My Brother's KeeperWASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 1,000 women of color – including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker; actress Rosie Perez; political activist Angela Davis; Anita Hill, a law professor best known for testifying that she had been sexually harassed by future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economist Julianne Malveau – released a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to expand his White House initiative aimed at Black and Latino males to include women and girls of color.
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Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

Urban strategy: League forms unique partnership with Century College, NorthPoint Health and Wellness CenterThe Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) has teamed with St. Paul's Century College and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center to train aspiring health care professionals right in their proverbial back yard.
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Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddy

Fires of the 60s vs. the deity of daddyPART 1 IN A SERIES

The idea of "father" can elicit as many interpretations as the world is filled with "Dads."
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Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice

Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justiceLawyer, professor, scholar-activist, preacher, mom, volunteer and blogger, Nekima Levy-Pounds has a lot on her plate. The recent Star Tribune blogger (in addition to her writing for MinnPost and TC Daily Planet) is being thrown accolades left and right, but she takes it all in stride.
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METRO Green Line opening day

METRO Green Line opening dayOn June 14, after almost two decades of anticipation, the METRO Green Line (formerly called the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project) officially opened for service during a celebration at Union Depot Station in downtown St. Paul.
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Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and president

Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and presidentFor only the seventh time in its 43-year history, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) announced a new president and CEO.
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'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to rise

'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to riseJun. 16 (GIN) – In an open letter dated June 16 – the International Day of the African Child – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf warned there would be no "Africa Rising" without a serious investment in young girls.
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