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  • Youth Rising Teen Summit: Inspiring Teens to Become Change Makers

    High School students interested in leadership, art & activism, or making a difference are invited to attend. Come meet other youth leaders, help create fun projects, and let yourself be heard! The summit's theme is Justice Remix... exploring Justice...
  • Youth Campaign: Young people involved and making a real difference in the election of 2008

    Young voters, along with everyone else, are by now very familiar with all the leading contenders in both the Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns, with many getting intricately involved in the nuts and bolts of fundraising, door-to-doo...
  • One to Watch: Mr. Bacon

    By Ryan T. ScottKawaskii Bacon is a perfect example of the intelligence and talent that can be harvested in our metro area schools. He is now the fastest short distance sprinter in the history of Concordia University. Bacon achieved this through hard work...
  • MC Brihanu of Junkyard Empire reclaiming rap from legions of ignorant poseurs

    There is, thank God, a wave of youngsters who've reclaimed rap from the legions of ignorant poseurs. At least there is in the Twin Cities. MC Brihanu took a minute, right after the release of their debut CD Oppression, Anger, Awareness, Organize, Mo...
  • Coach, players shine at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    At the beginning of a week-long series of practice sessions, Coach Robert Prunty (Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA) told his East U.S. Army All-American Bowl Players that, "When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. If you are wi...
  • Getting started

    Planning your life begins with clearly defining your objectives. No one plans to be a pauper, living from paycheck to paycheck and barely making it. Yet many people without goals who make the wrong choices end up in destitute living conditions. Look at th...
  • Girls who eat meals with their families less likely to use extreme measures to control their weight

    U of M News WireAdolescent girls who frequently eat meals with their families appear less likely to use diet pills, laxatives, or other extreme measures to control their weight five years later, according to research led by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, an...
  • Almost To Freedom: SteppingStone Theatre premieres vivid tale about the Underground Railroad

    SteppingStone Theatre celebrates Black History Month with Almost to Freedom, the story of the Underground Railroad told vividly through the eyes of a beloved rag doll. Commissioned by the company and adapted by Kim Hines from the popular book by Vaunda Mi...
  • NAACP argues Supreme Court challenge to Indiana voter id policy

    On January 9th, the Supreme Court heard argument in a pair of cases concerning an Indiana law that requires all citizens to present valid, government issued photo identification when they appear at the polls to vote. Indiana's law creates substantia...
  • Black History Month Program at Mitchell: Professor Spencer Overton discusses re-engaging African Americans in the voting process

    National voting rights expert Spencer Overton, professor of law at The George Washington University, will speak on "Re-engaging African Americans in the Voting Process," at William Mitchell's Black History Month program Monday, Feb. 4, ...
  • Capri Theater Legends series presents Debbie Duncan: First Lady of Song

    Debbie Duncan, the Twin Cities' first lady of song, will heat up the stage of the Capri Theater on West Broadway at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 with a concert of swinging jazz and haunting blues melodies along with Rick Carlson and the Wolverines ...
  • HealthPartners receives grant to help reduce senior health risks

    HealthPartners Health Behavior Group recently received a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to study the effectiveness of health prevention programs for the Medicare population. The programs are designed to help seniors better...
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Melinda Doolittle highlight civil rights history and spirit at MLK breakfast

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a journalist with more than 40 years of experience in television, radio and print, will highlight the legacy of Dr. King's dream at the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21. The event...
  • Its not about the surge; its about the wrong war

    Photo:www.nato.intThe national discussion concerning Iraq has taken some very peculiar turns. Ever since the Bush administration launched its Baghdad "surge" [increased U.S. troop presence in Baghdad in order to crush the Iraqi resistance], the ...
  • It shouldnt be this hard to respect Black women

    By Dwight HobbesRadio station B96's assault upon Paris Bennett, calling the American Idol singing star outside her name, was unconscionable. It should have been unthinkable. Were she white it would've been....
  • Penalizing Black football coaches

    By George E CurryWith Obama-mania causing some to prematurely proclaim an end to racism in America, the paltry number of Black coaches allowed to lead big time football programs remains a shameful reminder that we are nowhere near the promised land of...
  • Minnesota Womens Press names Change makers

    The Minnesota Women's Press has named ten individuals and organizations as its 2007 Changemakers. The Changemakers are selected from a pool of nominees suggested by Minnesota Women's Press readers and staff. The criteria are that the nominee mus...
  • Hennepin County to begin planning new library in North Minneapolis

    Hennepin County's 2008 budget includes $7.5 million programmed for 2009 and another $7.5 million for 2010 for the library, which is contingent upon City of Minneapolis approval of the Hennepin County Library and Minneapolis Public Library merger....
  • Seitu Jones: Art and economics

    Minneapolis' Artist in Residence, Seitu Jones, and Humphrey Institute Professor Ann Markusen, author of The Artistic Dividend and other works analyzing the "Arts Economy" will discuss how Minneapolis can support artist and neighborhood art...
  • Will voting irregularities continue? (part 2)

    By Paul Edward HamiltonWith the political horse race moving on from New Hampshire, it would seem as though Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AK) are reaping the benefits of many American's gene...

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