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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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Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights

Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders joined President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the White House Monday to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination.
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Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kale

Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kaleAbdi Dahir, a staff member with Youth Farm in Frogtown, looks to be about 16 and speaks about the organization with the confidence of a 29-year-old. It's his second year with the project. "We have three sites in Frogtown," he said. "We're the newest, two years old, but Youth Farm is in five other neighborhoods. Today we built a new compost and we watered the plants." It's almost noon and it's nearly 90 degrees. I ask him his age. "I'm 13," he said.
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Dress code memo causes stir at Salvation Army

Dress code memo causes stir at Salvation ArmyOfficials with the Salvation Army said a memo that banned hairstyles such as cornrows and dreadlocks was posted in error, and such hairstyles are in fact allowed for its workers.
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Rondo Days celebrates 30 years in St. Paul

Rondo Days celebrates 30 years in St. PaulYou couldn't have asked for better weather for the Rondo Days Grand Parade and Festival in Saint Paul, Saturday, July 20. The temperature was comfortably warm and the skies clear, as young and old gathered to celebrate the 30 Year Anniversary of the Rondo Days Festival.
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