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After six months of grassroots organizing, eleven of thirteen Minneapolis City Council Members voted in favor of both charter amendments establishing a process for passing rent control in Minneapolis. They rejected bureaucratic opposition from the City Attorney’s office and the Minneapolis C…

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With the pandemic finally waning, the months ahead will be crucial in ensuring a successful economic recovery. There are important priorities on the line right now, as we look towards administering more COVID-19 vaccines, re-opening the economy, resuming normal life, and continuing critical …

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Minneapolis-based company Henna & Hijabs (H&H) this month launched a groundbreaking partnership with Nordstrom to sell an exclusive line of luxury hijabs – one of the first offered by a major U.S. fashion retailer. 

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Critical race theory – an academic framework that holds that racism is embedded in society – has become the subject of an intense debate about how issues of race should or shouldn’t be taught in schools.

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The President Joe Biden-led bipartisan Infrastructure Framework released on Tuesday, June 29, addresses economic disparities in America’s economy and the consequences of decades of disinvestment in the nation’s infrastructure that have fallen most heavily on communities of color.

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The Center for Economic Inclusion (Center) last week announced three new staff appointments: Nathan Arnosti to Director of Products and Analytics, Ashley Johnson to Director of Research, and Nadia Shaarawi to Interactive and Digital Media Coordinator.

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Governor Tim Walz last week outlined how Minnesota will spend $132 million in flexible federal education funds the state received as a part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Minnesota received a total of $1.3 billion for E-12 education under the ARP, 90 percent of which was allocated direct…

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Artist Jordan Weber is partnering with Minneapolis youth-development organization Youth Farm to transform a vacant lot into a new public artwork in the form of an urban farm.

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Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ending of the COVID-19-related eviction moratorium and making substantial investments in multiple types of housing are among the highlights of a bill with bipartisan agreement.

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Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’.  Alfred Lloyd Tennyson

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“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” Albert Camus 

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“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid.  Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.”  Nadia Comaneci, gold-medal gymnast

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SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 15, 2021) Seaman Carlos Diaz, from Minneapolis, Minnesota stands port watch on the bridge wing of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that…

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SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — Minnesota ranked third among states for overall child well-being, improving in health and education rankings but falling in the Family and Community domain from 2020, according to the latest edition of the national 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Ann…

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The 13th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference convenes virtually this week on June 24 & 25, 2021. The theme this year is "The New Normal." The conference takes an in-depth look at what "The New Normal" could mean for the Black Community. Thought leaders and a…

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The Center for Economic Inclusion (Center) named four new members to its board of directors: Dionne Gumbs, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GenEQTY; Karen Hudson, Chief Sales Officer, Grant Thornton LLP; Elliot Jaffee, Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy, Corporate & Commer…

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The Comcast Twin Cities Region recently announced the promotion of long-time employee, Tommy McNeal to the position of Director, Customer Experience. McNeal and his team are responsible for ensuring an exceptional experience for all Twin Cities Comcast customers and work to ensure all employ…

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Here., too, was the guide, the beacon for such times as humanity might be in danger; here was the Guardian of Whom all humans knew — not an exterior force, nor an awesome Watcher in the sky, but a laughing thing with a human heart and a reverence for its human origins, smelling of sweat and …

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It has been 100 years and we are only now, as a country, beginning to learn the truth of one of the most horrific events of racial violence in America's history, the Tulsa Massacre.

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Minnesota ranks high in a lot of areas.  Education, health, and homeownership are examples. But access to these things hasn’t been equitable.

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I, too, sing America.  I am the darker brother.  They send me to eat in the kitchen   when company comes.  But I laugh.  And eat well.  And grow strong.  Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table when company comes.  Nobody’ll dare say to me, eat in the kitchen then.  Besides, they’ll see how beautiful…

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Local Twin Cities artists Enzyrose, Eyenga Bokamba, Noah Lawrence-Holder, LeShon Lee, and Meadow Gillispie, talk about their reaction to the murder of George Floyd, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and life as a black artist during this time.

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I am eager to see a brilliant Black woman serving as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. I hope to celebrate her swearing-in later this year. If you’re thinking, “Did I miss something?” the answer is no, there is no vacancy on the Court right now.But there has been talk that Justice Stephen Breyer…

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Local Twin Cities artists Enzyrose, Eyenga Bokamba, Noah Lawrence-Holder, LeShon Lee, and Meadow Gillispie, talk about their reaction to the murder of George Floyd, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and life as a black artist during this time.