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Unfinished business

Unfinished businessThe public attack on Mayor Hodges by John Delmonico of the Minneapolis Police Federation, in crudely trying to associate her with gang members in what became known as Pointergate, has backfired big time. It quickly became a national joke, but it laid bare the antagonism between the mayor and the many reactionary elements in the MPD. Just prior to that, Chief Harteau refused to go to a community meeting in South Minneapolis because she feared for her safety. The community in South Minneapolis was outraged.
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Wrap-up: 'Conversations with Al McFarlane'

Wrap-up: 'Conversations with Al McFarlane'Al McFarlane has become quite proficient in ancestral research and is reaching out to DNA distant relatives through DNA programs to learn more of his lineage.
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Under high pressure, Minneapolis City Council reverses #Lattelevy vote

Under high pressure, Minneapolis City Council reverses #Lattelevy voteLocal activists obtained a rare victory Wednesday evening after the Minneapolis City Council voted to reverse their decision to cut $225,000 from a racial equity program and a clean energy initiative — a cut deemed #Lattelevy.
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The "race" card, Thomas Jefferson and white supremacy

The Part I

There now seems to be a vast amount of confusion over the meaning of racism.
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What does Model Minority Mutiny demand?

What does Model Minority Mutiny demand?A new generation of young Black leaders have ignited a movement. They have awakened the nation and the world to the longstanding, daily brutality of state violence against Black lives. There have been daily protests against police brutality in U.S. cities for over four months now, disrupting business as usual, shutting down intersections, bridges, tunnels, transit stations, and highways with clear demands for justice and accountability. And they won't stop soon.
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Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community

Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the communityWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.
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AS NNPA PREPARES FOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY: Chavis: Black press now mainstream

AS NNPA PREPARES FOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY: Chavis: Black press now mainstream(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the "new mainstream" rather than an alternative press as it is often called.
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FedEx employees deliver for students at the Urban League Academy

FedEx employees deliver for students at the Urban League AcademyThanks to the employees of several area FedEx locations the holidays got a lot brighter for the students at the Urban League Academy (ULA).

After hearing some of the heart-wrenching stories of the life tribulations for many of the students at the Minneapolis Contract Alternative school run by the Minneapolis Urban League, FedEx employees sprang into action. The employees showed up on Dec. 18 at the Urban League Academy, 2201 Blaisdell Ave. S., with a FedEx truckload of gifts for each of the 86 students enrolled at the school. The gifts fulfilled both needs and wants of the students, grades 6 – 12.
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We Can't Breathe: Why we need to give "racism" a chance

We Can't Breathe: Why we need to give
In the wake of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner decisions, of the excessive additional unarmed youth who have been killed in the short weeks following the injustice, and in the face of vast disparities facing our country at every level, I believe that there is an important discussion that we need to be having, but one being generally avoided.
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Civil rights groups counting on accurate census

Civil rights groups counting on accurate censusWASHING (NNPA) – The 2020 census is still more than five years away, but as the United States Census Bureau prepares for the crucial count of American households, civil rights groups are weighing in and offering recommendations to improve the accuracy of the process.
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Black Lives Rally at Mall of America

Black Lives Rally at Mall of AmericaAn estimated 3,000 community members including families, clergy, and youth peacefully gathered Saturday (Dec. 20) at the Mall of America demanding an end to police brutality and the racial inequities people of color face.
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