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Feb 14th


Carter leads NACo focus on human services, education

Carter leads NACo focus on human services, educationFORT WORTH, TEXAS – Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP president

Ben Jealous resigns as NAACP presidentWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Five years ago, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, made two promises. The first was to the NAACP to help the organization get to the next level, revitalizing the mission and the relevancy of the storied civil rights group for the 21st century and old and new battles ahead. The second promise was to his then 3-year-old daughter that he would return to being a full-time daddy in five years. He says now is the time to keep that second promise.

MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL: 5th ward contest heats up

MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL: 5th ward contest heats upMinneapolis 5th Ward city council candidates recently participated in a candidates’ forum which provided them an opportunity to explain how, if elected, their time in office would impact the community.

Obama names leadership for HBCU Initiative

Obama names leadership for HBCU InitiativeDr. Gregory Cooper and Dr. Ivory Toldson will head up the president's efforts to sustain and support historically Black Colleges and Universities

Today, the Obama Administration announced a new leadership team for the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Former South Carolina State University president Dr. George E. Cooper has come on board as the Executive Director of the Initiative and Howard University's Dr. Ivory Toldson will join him as Deputy Director.

President Obama announces more key administration posts

President Obama announces more key administration postsWASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Beth F. Cobert, Nominee for Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

President Obama give Address to the Nation on Syria

In the address to the nation last night, President Obama talks on Syria -- why it matters, and where we go from here.

Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. Over 100,000 people have been killed. Millions have fled the country. In that time, America has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition, and to shape a political settlement. But I have resisted calls for military action, because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force, particularly after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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