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Dehn, Moran resolution honors Rosa Parks

Rep. Raymond Dehn (DFL-Minneapolis) and Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) introduced a resolution honoring the memory of Rosa Parks on the 100th anniversary of her birth, yesterday.
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition Economic Summit post mortem

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Economic Summit post mortemThe mood was both festive and businesslike at this year's Wall Street Project Economic Summit, hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in New York City. "For the first time," former U.S. President Bill Clinton opined during his speech last Thursday afternoon, "[minorities] are in a position to persuasively argue that the economic inequality, which exists in America today, is a severe strain on the economic future of all Americans."
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All beards considered

All beards consideredThe election of President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood’s success in securing political power in the Arab Spring has brought a new brand of Muslim leader to the public arena — men with beards.
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The origin of Black History Month

The origin of Black History MonthSo often we find ourselves involved in activities without fully understanding why, as occasionally is the case during our annual observance of Black History Month. This celebration is our most meaningful opportunity to promote cultural awareness, provide direction for our young and take pride in our collective historical accomplishments.
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Ellison town hall on gun violence gets contentious

The tension was palpable during a packed town hall meeting to discuss federal efforts to reduce gun violence. 
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Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West Broadway

Pillsbury United Communities moves headquarters to West BroadwayPillsbury United Communities has been creating choice, change and connection in Minneapolis since 1879, when Pillsbury House was founded to help support the community in a holistic manner. Like the settlement house movement that Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) grew out of, the organization's mission "recognizes the complex causes and effects of social and economic inequalities and works to effect positive change by connecting individuals and building meaningful relationships."
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President Obama examines North Minneapolis violence reduction as model for national gun violence legislation

President Obama examines North  Minneapolis violence reduction as model  for national gun violence legislationMinneapolis – During the 1990s Minneapolis earned the dubious moniker, Murderapolis for its high number of shootings and murders, but the city is now being hailed as a national model in reducing crime.
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Not seeking Ward 5 reelection: Samuels to run for mayor

Not seeking Ward 5 reelection: Samuels to run for mayorMinneapolis 5th Ward Councilman Don Samuels has announced his candidacy to become the city's next mayor.
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Brett Buckner wants to shake up 5th Ward politics

 Brett Buckner wants to shake up 5th Ward politics"Close to 40 percent of men 16 to 25 in north Minneapolis are unemployed."
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Minnesota greets Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Minnesota greets Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh MohamudThousands of Somali-Americans packed into the Minneapolis Convention Center to greet the newly-elected president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
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Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington Carver

Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington CarverTUSKEGEE, Ala. — The Tuskegee University community honored the life and legacy of its most renowned professor, George Washington Carver. After a procession of faculty and staff in academic regalia, the 14th Annual George Washington Carver Convocation was held today in the University Chapel.
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