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Thirty-five years of service: Sylvia Loveless retires from Minneapolis Urban League

Thirty-five years of service: Sylvia Loveless retires from Minneapolis Urban LeagueSylvia Loveless Amos is a long time north Minneapolis resident who loves her community.
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Veterans seek presidential recognition for legendary Buffalo Soldier

Veterans seek presidential recognition for legendary Buffalo SoldierCALIFORNIA -- In honor of Black History Month 2013, The National Coalition of Black Veterans Organizations has come together to advocate for the promotion of the late Colonel Charles Young, the legendary Buffalo Soldier who was medically discharged from the United States Army on January 22, 1917. Colonel Charles Young was recalled in 1918 in the grade of colonel after riding 500 miles to demonstrate his fitness to serve on active military duty. The Veterans have drafted a letter (See attached letter with Resolutions) requesting that the President issue a Proclamation elevating Colonel Young to the honorary rank of Brigadier General during Black History Month 2013.
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Edelman: American education system in crisis

Edelman: American education system in crisisIt was cold (the thermometer showed -9) and it was early (doors opened at 7 a.m.) but for the 2,000-plus in attendance at the 23rd annual MLK Breakfast, the early morning cold was no obstacle.
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Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek meets with President Obama

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek meets with President ObamaHennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and a handful of law enforcement leaders met with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss mental illness and gun violence last week.
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Students, parents seek answers after black doll hung at Washburn High

Students, parents seek answers after black doll hung at Washburn HighStudents, parents, educators and concerned members of the community packed inside the auditorium of Washburn High School hoping to get answers following the hanging of a black doll.
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Time for Congress to build a better drone policy

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a Democrat, represents Minnesota's 5th District in the U.S. House and is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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Bass ranking member of foreign affairs subcommittee

Bass ranking member of foreign affairs subcommitteeWashington, D.C. – Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif) released the following statement recently on her reappointment to serve as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations in the 113th Congress. Representative Bass is currently the only African American woman serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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McCollum's legislative efforts to combat gun violence

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) this week noted that in 2012, the United States suffered 16 mass shootings with 151 fatalities.  The brutal trend is a symptom of a larger problem: widespread gun violence, she said in a statement to news media. She said all Members of Congress have a duty to their constituents to address specific legal loopholes that allow dangerous individuals to commit violent acts with guns.
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Calling for stricter federal gun laws

Calling for stricter federal gun lawsMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and mayors and public safety officials from throughout the Midwest rallied together in a call for stricter federal gun laws.
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Dr. Edwin Bogonko takes over as president of the Twin Cities Medical Society

Dr. Edwin Bogonko takes over as president of the Twin Cities Medical SocietyDr. Edwin Bogonko, a former Kenya Medical Association secretary was last night installed as president of the 5,000 member Twin Cities Medical Society, the largest component society of the Minnesota Medical Association which represents most Minnesota physicians. The 10,000 member statewide MMA has 31 such component societies around the state with TCMS, which represents most metro area doctors, being the largest with its 5,000 members.
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Remembering the dreamer

Remembering the dreamerBut let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Amos 5:24 ERV

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted this powerful scripture in his famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. He believed God's Word. He took his Bible, the one President Obama will place his hand upon next week, very seriously; so seriously that he repeatedly risked his life to proclaim its message of love for God and love for neighbor.
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