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An honest and comprehensive reckoning with America’s racial history and enacting solutions to address it is perhaps the transcendent issue of our time, argues Janet Murguia, the president of UnidosUS, a D.C.-based advocacy organization.

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“The ultimate measure of …[people] is not where …[they] stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where …[they] stand at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the U.S. railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Be…

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The Upper Harbor Terminal Development Project promises an exciting transformation of North Minneapolis, perhaps is most significant physical and economic structure in a generation. It'll shape what we'll become as a community. City leaders call Upper Harbor an equity-driven project. We haven…

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“Hammer'' or “Hammerin’ Hank” - call him what you wish - Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was inarguably one of the most accomplished and gifted professional baseball players in American history. Forever known as the man who broke numerous records like Stan Musial’s for total bases and Babe Ruth’s h…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new normal which includes hosting large events online via streaming platforms. The virtual space is now an opportunity for many organizations to creatively and strategically connect with a larger pool of supporters. Online events have, in some cases, ga…

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Absent the routine large crowds, and with snow flurries helping to push the tens of thousands of American flags that blanketed the National Mall in Washington, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office before an enthusiastic gathering that featured more law…

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Though it is, perhaps, the most unique and unusually-orchestrated presidential inauguration, it is proving itself to be one of the most exciting. For the first time in modern history, inaugural festivities closed to the public will be open to all with the use of technology - television and l…

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The planning and push to secure President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration includes the vetting of those employed to keep them safe.U.S. defense officials have expressed deep concerns about a possible insider attack and threat from service members, accordi…

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The high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the church played a vital role in the fight against racism and the civil rights movement. It was the spiritual home of the civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin …

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While experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a coup – and its consequences were tragic.

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Today is the national observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated on the third Monday of January every year, the day honors King’s January 15 birth date and is often called the Day of Service. In honor of King and his legacy, citizens are encouraged to volunteer in their commun…

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Fifty-three years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, and 38 years after his birth date became a national federal holiday, America is now facing another pivotal moment of national racial reckoning.

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The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced that its JBF Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans is now open for application. The Fund will award 18 (eighteen) $15,000 grants in six regions - three grants per region - of the United States to qualifying food and be…

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President Donald Trump and his allies were “stoking the anger of a violent mob,” Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern, chairman of the House Rules Committee, remarked as he formally opened the proceedings on Wednesday that led to the unprecedented second impeachment of the outgoing commander in chief.

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This morning, House democrats introduced articles of impeachment against sitting president Donald Trump. It is expected that the house will vote on the articles as early as this week Wednesday.

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The racial awakening in the United States last year after the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd may have propelled a sweep for Democrats in the January 5, 2021 Georgia Senate runoffs, paving the way for President-elect Joe Biden to push his legislative agenda without fear of…

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Carrying Trump banners and American flags and chanting “Stop the Steal,” the protesters blasted their way into the hallowed halls, breaking windows and shoving Capitol police aside as they sought to push the mob back by unleashing pepper spray.

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“America, do not despair at the rising tide of elitism, incivility, racial, national and religious intolerance, and good old-fashioned racism and white supremacist thinking that has taken hold of our country at this political moment. We've endured worse and still we rose.

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On Wednesday, for the first time in 232 years with the inauguration of George Washington, the ascension to power in the U.S. turned violent as hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol, destroying property, causing injuries and inciting fear.

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Now that the pandemic has forced many people to spend more time in their homes, their potential exposure to household health hazards may be greater. This means it is more important than ever to know if your home has high levels of radon – the invisible radioactive gas found at elevated level…

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Somali-American Dolal Idd, 23, was identified by his family as the victim in the Dec 30th officer-involved shooting.  At approximately 6:15 pm CST on December 30th, the Minneapolis Police Department arrived at the Holiday Gas Station near 36th Ave and Cedar Ave. S. following what officers re…

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A man is dead after allegedly exchanging gunfire with the police. At approximately 6:15pm CST the Minneapolis Police Department arrived at the Holiday Gas Station on 36th and Cedar following a suspect traffic stop. Officers reported an exchange of gunfire that left the driver of the vehicle …

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For almost 30 years, the Ordway has honored members of Minnesota's artistic community with Sally Awards, which recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of artists, educators, volunteers, philanthropists and leaders who strengthen and enrich our state with their commitmen…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease doctor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed the African American community’s fears of accepting the new coronavirus vaccine.

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Crisis moments create opportunity.  Problems and crisis ignite our greatest creativity and thought leadership as it forces us to focus on things outside the norm.  Sam Cawthorn

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Suzanne Burks is a business developer, an innovative thinker and a philanthropic strategist. She's also a relationship builder. She began her career right here in Twin Cities with General Mills and over a 20-year period, worked her way up from a summer intern through a variety of positions o…

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to name Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as Interior secretary. The selection is historic as in Haaland, if confirmed, would be the first Native American to hold a top cabinet post that oversees the government’s relationship with the 567 federally-recognized trib…