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Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9
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Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9

[caption id="attachment_24554" align="alignleft"]williambell 2011Dr. William C Bell[/caption][caption id="attachment_24555" align="alignleft"]carterCommissioner Toni Carter[/caption]The problems and challenges facing our community cannot and should not depend on the predilections of grant makers, according to Dr. William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, in St. Paul.

Urban League Academy graduates its last class
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Urban League Academy graduates its last class

[caption id="attachment_24462" align="alignleft"]dscf1471Soon to be graduates Mayra Bunay-Ortiz (front) and Shyla Evans during the opening processional of the Urban League Academy commencement ceremony. [/caption]It was a graduation just like any other; yet it wasn’t like any other.

There were all the pre-ceremony activities. Future graduates practiced their walks as a woman franticly steamed graduation gowns. Families and well-wishers waited eagerly in the hall. Everything was as it was surrounding any typical high school graduation. But this was not a typical graduation.

Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.
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Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.

Community, business and political leaders at Noon on May 6th gathered for the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

[caption id="attachment_24385" align="alignleft"]use-big-mays-at-mlkparlCandace Amberg, Senior Landscape Architect, WSB & Associates; Charles Mays, Legacy Council Co-Chair and Shirlee Callender, Legacy Council member.[/caption]The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African American History.

10 year-old: “At least I’m still alive”
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10 year-old: “At least I’m still alive”

[caption id="attachment_24351" align="alignleft"]justice4taye 1385Ten-year-old Taye, being hugged by his mother, Susan Montgomery and the Rev. Danny Givens, Jr. during a rally for Taye the day after he was sprayed in the face with a chemical irritant by a Minneapolis Police Department officer. Photo credit: Harry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]“At least I’m still alive, I only got Maced.”

Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fire
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Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fire

[caption id="attachment_24104" align="alignleft"]mike-rumppe 0926Mike Rumppe, fire inspector with the Minneapolis Fire Department, addresses concerned citizens affected by the April 15 West Broadway fire. [/caption]Just a little more than a week after the devastating fire that changed the landscape of West Broadway, the community, affected businesses and residents are still without answers.

Business as usual for NOC despite fire
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Business as usual for NOC despite fire

[caption id="attachment_24102" align="alignleft"]w-broadway-noc-fire- batalamcfarlane911 West Broadway building (Photo: Batala McFarlane)[/caption]Just a few hours after a three-alarm blaze raged in the building Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) called home, the group assisted in a protest supporting raising the minimum wage.

Mr. President your silence is deafening
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Mr. President your silence is deafening

[caption id="attachment_24100" align="alignleft"]harry-colbert jrHarry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]Mr. President, where are you?

I know that must seem like a silly question because I can turn on any cable news channel and I can see you and know your whereabouts as you’re talking about the issue of the moment. I’ve seen you talking about the Israeli/Palestine conflict. I’ve seen you talking about your transportation bill. I’ve seen you talking about affordable college funding programs. I saw you joking around with The Ohio State University football team. Just this past weekend I saw you yucking it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I even got to see your angry alter-ego, Luther.

Twins, Major League Baseball, continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fans
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Twins, Major League Baseball, continue to honor Jackie Robinson while struggling to attract Black fans

[caption id="attachment_24072" align="alignleft"]dscf0903Members of the Twins coaching staff all wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, the first to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Photos Harry Colbert, Jr. [/caption]In what has now become an annual tradition, the Minnesota Twins along with every team in Major League Baseball (MLB) honored the legacy of baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights icon, Jackie Robinson.

Bunch: Smithsonian’s African American museum to tell ‘unvarnished truth’
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Bunch: Smithsonian’s African American museum to tell ‘unvarnished truth’

[caption id="attachment_24063" align="alignleft"]lonnie-bunch-742Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, was recently in St. Paul to tell of the progress of the museum, which is slated to open on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. within 18 months. Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]The history of Blacks in America is not necessarily a pretty one … but it is an important one.

Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheon
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Iyanla Vanzant delights; inspires at Delta luncheon

[caption id="attachment_24040" align="alignleft"]dscf0789Iyanla Vanzant offered inspiration and laughs during her hour-long talk to more than 600 attendees at the 19th Annual Delta Literary Luncheon. Photos Harry Colbert, Jr. [/caption]In a room filled with more than 600 people – 580 or so women – author and television personality Iyanla Vanzant offered words of inspiration that had most proclaiming, “It’s my time.”

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