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Change in state purchasing policy creates more opportunities for veteran, minority, and woman-owned small businesses

Change in state purchasing policy creates more opportunities for veteran, minority, and woman-owned small businessesThe Minnesota Department of Administration announced recently that it will enhance the ability of certain small businesses to compete for state contracts. Starting February 1, when small businesses owned by women, minorities, people with physical disabilities, or veterans bid for state contracts, existing preferences will apply to a larger portion of the contract's value. This increase also applies to small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas of the state.
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Sheriff Rich Stanek meets with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss countering violent extremism

Sheriff Rich Stanek meets with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss countering violent extremism(Washington D.C.) – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was among a group of delegates from Minnesota selected to meet with Vice President Joe Biden for a roundtable discussion at the White House Complex on Tuesday, February 17. The discussion was focused on innovative best practices to address the issue of violent extremism.
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St. Paul honors historic Selma march

St. Paul honors historic Selma marchA march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic and bloody Selma marches of 1965, catalytic events that led to the passage of the U.S. Voting Rights Act will be held Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. This march is open to the public.
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Rankin forged Urban League power agenda

Rankin forged Urban League power agendaTwin Cities Business and civic leader Leon A. Rankin Jr., died in hospice February 14, 2015.

A memorial service honoring his contributions to family and community will be held at Noon Saturday February 21 at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 Dupont Av. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411. Visitation is 6-8 pm Friday, February 20, at Estes Funeral Chapel, at Plymouth and Penn Ave. in North Minneapolis. Rankin had suffered a series of debilitating strokes that intensified since the beginning of the year.
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Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O'Shaughnessy stage

Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O'Shaughnessy stageCamille A. Brown, dancer-choreographer along with fellow performer Mora-Amina Parker from the New York Based Camille A. Brown & Dancers, graced the KFAI studios Tuesday morning on Conversations with Al McFarlane to talk about their week-long dance company residency here in the Twin Cities.
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Celebrating Apostolic Church Overseer Reverend Emmanuel Joseph Udo

Celebrating Apostolic Church Overseer Reverend Emmanuel Joseph UdoEmmanuel Joseph Udo, Overseer of the Apostolic Church, who died in December in Lagos, Nigeria, will be celebrated by family and friends and the Apostolic Church, Minnesota 4 to 10pm Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Higher Ground Academy, 1381 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.
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Black unemployment dips to 10.3 percent

Black unemployment dips to 10.3 percentWASHINGTON - The Black unemployment rate fell slightly from 10.4 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January and is still on track to hit single digits by the middle of the year.
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Expose haunts banking giant that helped hide African billions

Expose haunts banking giant that helped hide African billionsFeb. 9 (GIN) – In an unusual collaborative effort, a team of journalists from 45 countries has produced a blistering expose of a billionaires' bank in Switzerland which was helping to place huge sums of its clients' money beyond the reach of tax obligations and court settlements.
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CAP's Marshall Fitz criticizes judicial activism displayed in Texas District Court ruling on President's immigration directives

CAP's Marshall Fitz criticizes judicial activism displayed in Texas District Court ruling on President's immigration directivesWashington, D.C. — Late last night, a district court in Texas ruled that the president's November 20, 2014, U.S. Department of Homeland Security directives on immigration were unconstitutional.
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Faith and community leaders announce initiative to close the race gap in Minnesota's juvenile justice system

Faith and community leaders announce initiative to close the race gap in Minnesota's juvenile justice systemOn Thursday February 5, faith leaders from African American communities and ISAIAH joined community and state leaders to announce their commitment to end racial disparities in Minnesota's juvenile justice system.
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AME church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal

AME church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal(TriceEdneyWire.com) - When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Therefore, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue - economic empowerment for Black people.
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