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Dec 18th

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Ellison, Democrats post solid wins by mobilizing grassroots voters

With the election a month behind, already Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to 2014 and 2016.
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African World AIDS Day event to be held

African World AIDS Day event to be heldThe ninth annual African World AIDS Day (AWAD) Event will take place 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8th at the Safari Restaurant and Banquet Center, 3010 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. The free event is sponsored by the AWAD Planning Committee and Safari Restaurant.
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White women in Black face spark nation-wide outrage

White women in Black face spark nation-wide outrageA video of two young white women in blackface mocking African-Americans and repeatedly using the N-word has gone viral and sparked nationwide outrage.
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Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame  As Eleanor Roosevelt, America's first lady (1933-45), once asked, "Where, after all, do universal rights begin?”
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Transportation Industry: A route to success for Black men

Transportation Industry: A route to success for Black menWASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Jeffrey Brooks began his career in the transportation industry, the encouraging words of his parents echoed in his ears: "Go get a good job, a good job that you can retire from with a pension."
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Treasury awards $18 Million to institutions serving economically distressed communities

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) provided 59 FDIC-insured depository institutions with awards for serving economically distressed communities across the nation that totaled nearly $18 million.
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African-American-Equaguinean's celebrate their nationality at 44th Anniversary of Equatorial Guinea

African-American-Equaguinean's celebrate their nationality at 44th Anniversary of Equatorial GuineaNew York City, New York – With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion.
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Ransomware locks up computers BBB says virus might cost you – but don’t pay the scammers

A tricky new computer virus is making the rounds, and infected users see pop-up messages which claim to be from the FBI and threaten people with a fine or prison unless they pay up. The virus, meanwhile, locks up your computer, holding it – and you – hostage, thus its name: "ransomware." Computer users pick up this virus by clicking on malicious links in emails and messages sent through social media sites, or by visiting compromised websites. From there, a notice like the one below appears. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering some tips on how to avoid ransomware and advice on what to do if you become the next victim.
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Saint Paul HRA Board passes $2.5 Million for new foreclosure prevention and homeowner assistance programs

Package also funds preservation and new construction of multi-family affordable housing
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HRC’s new Municipal Equality Index details the state of LGBT equality in the Twin Cities

First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens
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Violence escalates in Congo; Minnesota-based American Refugee Committee responds

The crisis in the Congo worsened this week in the wake of rebel advances in the eastern part of the country. Families have been forced from their homes and are fleeing for safety in Rwanda, Uganda, and other parts of Congo. They join the more than 400,000 other Congolese men, women, and children who have fled their homes this year alone.
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