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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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Unsure about MNsure

Unsure about MNsure“We get the misery, they get the money,” said one elder, describing the frustration being voiced in the Black community at the lack of genuine engagement of Black legacy institutions in connecting Black Minnesotans to the new insurance exchange created by the Obama administration for the purpose of improving access to healthcare.
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PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: Tyrone Minor

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: Tyrone MinorClose to four out of five African-American women are overweight or obese.
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Hussein Samatar loses battle with leukemia, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar loses battle with leukemia, dies at 45Hussein Samatar, the first Somali born citizen to hold public office in the state of Minnesota, died on Sunday, Aug. 25.
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Twin Cities marchers honor legacy of March on Washington

Twin Cities marchers honor legacy of March on Washington Hundreds turned out in St. Paul to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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.
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More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP tests

More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP testsThe U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.
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Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights March

Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights MarchMINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
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