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  • Stamps highlight NAACP’s 100th Anniversary; Civil Rights pioneers honored on stamps

    NEW YORK CITY — The sacrifices of 12 civil rights pioneers were immortalized on postage today during the NAACP’s annual meeting in New York City. The Civil Rights Pioneers stamp sheet, bearing six 42-cent First-Class commemorative stamps, are availabl...
  • Unity South welcomes Rev. Festus Umeojiego as its new pastor

    The Rev. Festus A. Umeojiego, the new minister at Unity South, has a long history in the Twin Cities Unity Ministries. He previously served as the Senior Minister of Unity Church in Woodbury from 1988 to 2001. ...
  • Dr. N. Cindy Trimm and The Rules of Engagement Prayer Tour to stop in MN

    Dr. N. Cindy Trimm, best known as the General in the art of Strategic Prayer and Spiritual Warfare, will bring her International Prayer Tour to Minnesota this week, February 18-19. Considered a spiritual world leader, Trimm has partnered with heads of...
  • Hennepin County Drug Court honors graduates

    Graduates from the Hennepin County Drug Court celebrated their successful completion of a 12 month program led by Fourth Judicial District’s problem solving Drug Court  judges Peter Cahill and Toddrick Barnette at a program held in the Hennepin C...
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi join to give

    It is better to give than to receive. On Thursday, Dec. 18, Maxfield Elementary students received gift cards from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Alumni Chapter who partnered with alumni from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The organizations donated $1,150.00 wort...
  • Back on their feet: Former inmates thankful for new life

    LOS ANGELES (NNPA) - With the help of a program designed for their needs, people whose backgrounds make it difficult to find work receive a second chance at starting a career....
  • Jackson and Sharpton say their activist roles will not change

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, viewed as perhaps the highest profiled civil rights leaders in the nation, both say their roles will not change as America beholds its first Black president. ...
  • Keeping our eyes on the prize: Black History Month 2008

    By Paul Edward HamiltonAmerica in general, but Black America in particular, is at another important crossroads. As we celebrate Black History Month this February all across the country, we are seeking to understand our collective American past as well as ...
  • Heated CBC debate sidelines Edwards and emphasizes style over substance

    Potential questions fell to the ground – or never got off the ground - amidst bitter squabbling between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during Monday night's Congressional Black Caucus-CNN Democratic Presidential Primary debate i...
  • What does a vote for Barack Obama really mean?

    By H. Terrell SmithWhat does a vote for Barack Obama really mean? It's strange; everyone I talk to seems to have different opinions about it, whether they're young or old, male or female, everyone has something to say. ...
  • New Years resolution: Its time for a new career!

    By the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota & North DakotaBetter Business Bureau of Minnesota & North Dakota offers advice for your next career move and warns career-changers to be careful with online job postings and unsolicited e-mails....
  • Book review: Why African-Americans Cant Get Ahead by Gwen Richardson

    By Kam WilliamsWhy is it that Blacks have lagged behind most other American ethnic groups in terms of economic progress? According to Gwen Richardson, the key to financial success might lie in unity, a willingness to patronize Black-owned businesses....
  • The eve of destruction: Rational pessimism in the wake of Katrina

    By Lloyd WilliamsGiven Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent belated appeal to Congress for some sort of fiscal stimulus to help avert an economic recession, I have decided to resubmit the perhaps prescient op-ed below on the same subject, written w...
  • Vote fraud costs Obama: New Hampshire primary a tale of two tallies

    If the fix is in, it doesn't matter whether Barack Obama really deserves to be the Democratic nominee, he'll never get a fair chance to compete for the presidency. Debates about whether the Junior Senator from Illinois is Black enough or whethe...
  • Equality Campaign

    A grass-roots effort to upgrade human rights across Minnesota drew 20 speakers and two legislators to a Martin Luther King-day hearing at Concordia University, St. Paul....
  • 2008 Precinct Caucus Locations/Conveners for Senate District 58 (North Minneapolis)

    Information about 2008 Precinct Caucus Locations/Conveners for Senate District 58 A and B side....
  • SCSU graduate personifies globalization

    St. Cloud State University senior Hiromi Saijo, a native of the very homogenous country of Japan, has been thrilled by the diversity she has found here. ...
  • Strategizing for Black votes, Clinton says shes not intimidated by Obama momentum

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Despite what appears to be a growing momentum for Sen. Barack Obama, who could become the nation's first Black president, Sen. Hillary Clinton told the Black Press of America this week that she will stand on her civil rights r...
  • Parent reminder: Numbers needed for kids in tax season

    Here is some timely advice for new parents: While tax season may seem far away, now is the time that many taxpayers start gathering records and documentation for filing tax returns. One of the most important things needed is a Social Security number for e...
  • What to (and not to) expect from an Obama White House

    Earl Ofari HutchinsonA President Barack Obama will be the most scrutinized president since Abraham Lincoln. Ironically, the reason for this has less to do with race, though that will loom large in the lens of many, as it has to do with him. He's lift...

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