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The lines are long, but Black voters are demonstrating their will to vote.In Texas, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Indiana, African Americans’ resiliency and resolve have never been as severely tested.They have gone to great lengths to overcome voter suppression, discouragement, misi…

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Her father survived Jim Crow and saw the evolution of the vote in America, so Lex Scott speaks from a unique perspective when she champions African Americans’ historical significance casting their ballots.

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At the Ironworkers Local 512 Training Center in St. Paul, Governor Tim Walz signed the $1.9 billion Local Jobs and Projects Plan that will invest in construction and renovation projects across the state and create thousands of jobs for Minnesotans. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan s…

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The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp. News of this Forever Stamp is being shared with hashtag #KwanzaaStamps.

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Especially in the areas of education, health, housing and public safety, a common refrain during legislative hearings is that Minnesota has some of the worst — if not the worst — racial disparities in the country.

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Early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election beings today in Minnesota. Minnesota is one of the first states in the country to open absentee voting for all eligible voters. This year’s August 11th primary election saw record-setting participation in absentee voting, and over…

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A group of Somali Americans face deportation according to the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-5) says at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and others show symptoms of the disease.  

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Chase has opened the doors on a new branch in Minneapolis’ Ventura Village neighborhood. Chase’s fourth branch in the Twin Cities metro area is the first to feature an enhanced format to help address the needs of underserved communities – and just the second of its kind among Chase’s 4,900 b…

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Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order on Sept. 1 banning evictions of people who lost work as a result of the pandemic. To benefit, renters must sign a declaration that they don’t make more than US$99,000 a year or $198,000 for those filing a joint ret…

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Coach John Robert Thompson Jr. has died at 78. Washington, DC native Thompson was the first African American coach to lead the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team to the NCAA championship. But perhaps his greatest achievement was giving young Black basketball players hope on and off the court, …

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At only age 43, Chadwick Boseman appeared to be the beginning of an acting career that was almost certain to eclipse many others. Boseman played several legendary figures in Black history including Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.

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Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that Minnesota has partnered with the nation’s leading distributor of saliva testing to create plans for a new lab in Minnesota, expanding and diversifying testing capacity for Minnesotans, creating jobs, and slowing the spread of C…

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America’s economic situation has substantially deteriorated since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and families across race and ethnicity feel the pain, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, which notes that the coronavirus now stands as the third leading cause of death …

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In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some of the responsibility for the violence perpetrated against African Americans.

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On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who looked resplendent after recovering from the coronavirus, honored John Lewis' legacy in her address: "We have gathered in our streets to demand change. And now, we must pass on the gift John Lewi…

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U.S. Bank announced today details of a $15 million Rebuild and Transform Fund, which will help small businesses impacted by civil unrest and support organizations working to address systemic economic and racial inequities. The U.S. Bank Foundation will make philanthropic investments in Black…

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The third night of the Democratic National Convention, rightfully so, was about Joe Biden and his ability to lead.  At issue are the people - the faces of democracy - he will be charged to lead and the mess - the current state of our democracy - he and Kamala Harris will have to clean up. Ev…

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Tuesday night was all about Joe Biden. Who would expect less? The presumptive candidate for president of the United States became the candidate in the form of a seamless Roll Call that represented the beauty and diversity of the country’s regional and cultural landscape. 

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The Twin Cities based Crimson and Cream Foundation, established in 1996, recently awarded four high school seniors academic scholarships. One of the four scholars, Dylan Vincent, received this year’s title scholarship which is named in honor of Willie F. Adams.

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The lack of a live band, confetti floating, and loud, raucous conveners was a bit jarring. Viewers knew it would be different. The DNC had more than adequately prepared us for this hybrid (virtual/live) convention. COVID-19 had also prepared most of us for meeting virtual without lots of fan…

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Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order to extend the state’s peacetime emergency through September 11. During the Wednesday press briefing, Walz said the decision was made following advice from public health experts, senior advocates, as well as labor and medical providers. 

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Our community lost a hero with the passing of James Edward Bransford on July 31 at the age of 89. Jim was a mentor, advocate and counselor to many generations of people who were addressing issues of addiction, domestic violence and the resulting criminal charges.