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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

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A proud heritage, a propensity towards service built on tradition and culture is depicted in this beautiful image ‘One Endless Voice to Enhance Our Traditions’ poster celebrating National Hispanic Month September 15th – October 15th, 2018. One endless voice in harmony, oftentimes in two lang…

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Bishop Fred W. Washington, presiding bishop for the Minnesota Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, will be hosting the 2018 Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Conference June 12 – June 16.

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This past month I realized sometimes I am incapable of taking care of myself. Although I understand basic necessities like sleeping and eating, I don’t have a good track record of practicing self-care mentally or physically.

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President Donald Trump needs a swift kick out of office along with his supporting cast – vice president and the others.

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Cindy Kent is someone who seeks to use all of her gifts and talents. Kent is president and general manager of 3M's Infection Prevention Division and has been in the Twin Cities community for more than a decade.

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“You know, it was pretty staggering. It put an end to essentially something that the Civil War was unable to end.” – Legal Defense Fund Attorney Jack Greenberg, describing his reaction after the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education

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Editor's Note: This commentary is part three of a four part series on racism and the over-policing of African-Americans and other people of color.

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Editor's Note: This commentary is part two of a four part series on racism and the over-policing of African-Americans and other people of color.

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Editor's Note: This commentary is part one of a four part series on racism and the over-policing of African-Americans and other people of color.

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“My wife Anna was part of the second Insight2Health Challenge. Her great results and progress inspired me to join too. We felt that participating together as a family would help us hold each other accountable and we would see better results,” said Todd Williams, a senior group manager for Ta…

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Last week, anthropologist David Zander, a research analyst with Council Asian Pacific, served as co-moderator. McFarlane and Zander interviewed Juan Lopez and Rich Stanek, candidates for Hennepin County Sheriff. The Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum broadcast on Independent…

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Listen each Tuesday for stimulating conversations with Al McFarlane and community leaders about issues and events in the Black community and the community at large.

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On June 12, 2006, Al McFarlane and Adrian Hamilton-Butler, co hosts of Conversations With Al McFarlane, interviewed actor Joseph Phillips, culture advocate Vivian Jenkins Nelson, business owner Monica Hines, health advocates Roxanne and Robert Tisdale, and Women Venture executive Amy Barring…

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Marc Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the 95-year old National Urban League (NUL) will be the guest speaker at the Saint Paul Urban League 82nd Annual Dinner Meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 7pm. The event will be held the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in downtown Saint Paul,…

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The World Bank has committed $25 million to Liberia in its effort to help rebuild the war- torn country. This commitment by the World Bank is a manifestation of the confidence, transparency and frank approach to governance by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Administration The World Bank has committe…

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The Notion of Image as a topic for a Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum broadcast was derived from a conference last summer entitled Young Women’s Issues Forum. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of the Links, Inc., in conjunction with SoulTouch Productions, convened the impor…

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According to Jim Koppel, Director of the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, children’s health is one of the most important contributions people can make to secure a better future for the next generation. According to Jim Koppel, Director of the Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota, childr…

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Vocal Essence (Witness) is a dramatic multimedia exploration of the life and work of master photographer, author, filmmaker and composer Gordon Parks. Parks, who lived in St. Paul as a young man, is an inspiring figure to artists in all disciplines. His continuing legacy will be celebrated i…

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According to Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director of Minneapolis’ Empowerment Zone, the Empowerment Zone consists of federally designated areas for which funds have been provided to improve the lives of the residents and businesses that serve them within those neighborhoods. "We have three se…

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"The Child and Teen Checkup is for children on Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care. It is a more thorough, more comprehensive examination with the focus on prevention. It is really a great benefit that comes along with Medical Assistance… "The Child and Teen Checkup is for children on Medi…

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The “Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum” broadcast is a unique partnership between Twin Cities ’ leading community newspaper, Insight News, and “the heart and soul” of Twin Cities, radio station KMOJ 89.9FM. The “Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum” broadcast…

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The 2004 presidential election is the most crucial change of cause in the history of Black America. It is about civil rights and constitutional rights. It is precisely a struggle to reconcile the two Americas of poverty and prosperity. The 2004 presidential election is the most crucial chang…

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State Republican Party chair Ron Ebensteiner launched a blistering attack against all things Democratic in the “Conversations with Al McFarlane Public Policy Forum” broadcast September 25th at Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis. State Republican Party chair Ron Ebensteiner launc…

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The Conversations With Al McFarlane broadcast last week was hosted at the Brian Coyle Community Center in South Minneapolis. The Center sits in the heart of Riverside Plaza (otherwise known as Riverside Towers), which is a residential community that is mostly Somali. Continuing its “On the R…

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U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell last week declared genocide was occurring in Sudan. The Rev. James Tang of Sudan gave a synopsis of what is happening in his country beginning in 1955, before independence. Chief Folarin Ero-Phillips, Executive Director of African Relief and Development I…