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Holmes envisions diversity in ethnicity and in thought

Holmes envisions diversity in ethnicity and in thoughtThe Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes began her tenure as the first African-American president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United) one year ago.
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The gift of the struggle

The gift of the struggleWASHINGTON (NNPA ) – This summer, my daughter turned 13, and after she'd spent two years at an elite Northeast prep school where most of her classmates were white, my husband and I decided it was time she learned the history of the struggle of her people as an African American.
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The IBW 'Black Paper' seeks to energize activists

The IBW 'Black Paper' seeks to energize activistsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – "There is a 'state of emergency' without urgency in Black America," writes Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century.
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Undefeated, “Shango” James seeks title

Undefeated, “Shango” James seeks titleJamal “Shango” James will be one of the fighters looking to take the vacant Minnesota welterweight crown in the co-main event fighting and defending his undefeated professional record on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center against Mohammed Kayongo. 
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Guerrero, a Cuban 5 revolutionary, paintings exhibit

Guerrero, a Cuban 5 revolutionary, paintings exhibitThe Minnesota Cuba Committee and Obsidian Arts are sponsoring a month-long exhibit featuring the paintings of Antonio Guerrero, one of five Cuban revolutionaries locked up in U.S. prisons on what his supporters claim are “trumped-up” charges.
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President Obama commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

President Obama commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on WashingtonRemarks delivered by President Obama today at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial.

To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.
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Ellison, Gutiérrez rally for immigration reform

Ellison, Gutiérrez rally for immigration reformReps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) gathered the Latino community at Incarnation Catholic Church in south Minneapolis this past Sunday, Aug. 25 to rally support for a nationwide immigration bill that was passed by the Senate on June 27.
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Reflections: Becoming a community again

Reflections: Becoming a community againCivil rights pioneer Dr. Josie Johnson Saturday, August 24 addressed a Twin Cities audience at Sabathani Community Center commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Today we look back at the historic 1963 March on Washington, for Jobs, Education, Housing, Equal Employment and Freedom.
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High-stepping seniors lead off MAD DADS’ Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day in Minneapolis

High-stepping seniors lead off MAD DADS’ Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day in MinneapolisHigh-stepping seniors and hot dogs were among the attractions at the 12th annual "Senior Citizen Safety Pride Day" sponsored by MAD DADS and the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization on Friday, August 16, at Boom Island in Minneapolis.
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DHS honors Disparities Reduction Advisory Committee members

DHS honors Disparities Reduction Advisory Committee membersAngelique Cooper-Liberty was recognized at a celebration held Thursday, Aug. 22, to recognize the work of a committee that helped department leaders identify and address disparities in access and outcomes for cultural and ethnic communities served by DHS.
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A long time coming: The future of prison phone justice reform

A long time coming: The future of prison phone justice reformThe FCC voted 2-1 to reform interstate phone rates policies.

The recent FCC ruling is a milestone in the road to victory in the arena of prison phone justice reform. This is one step forward in ensuring that the costs of prison phone calls are fair and reasonable. Access to affordable prison phone calls will create opportunities for millions of family members to remain in contact with their incarcerated loved ones.
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