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Sep 02nd

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Summer of Civil Rights celebrates 50 years of the Civil Rights Act

Summer of Civil Rights celebrates 50 years of the Civil Rights Act
Fifty years after the President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, organizers are planning series of events in the Twin Cities that recognize the significance of the legislation that ended Jim Crow laws.
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Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque: "I would just like to see a better mix of things"

Big Daddy's Old Fashioned Barbeque: Historically, the Rondo neighborhood was the most vibrant African American community in St. Paul, until a new freeway, built in the 1960s, tore it apart. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, "The construction of I-94 shattered this tight-knit community, displaced thousands of African Americans into a racially segregated city and a discriminatory housing market, and erased a now-legendary neighborhood."
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West Broadway Farmers Market ready for 4th season

West Broadway Farmers Market ready for 4th seasonIn only a matter of days the parking lot at the corner of West Broadway and Emerson Avenue in north Minneapolis will be transformed.
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Voting Rights Act: Act to remember, act to restore

Voting Rights Act: Act to remember, act to restoreInterfaith groups will host "Voting Rights Act: Act to Remember – Act to Restore" to commemorate civil rights deaths and kick-off a campaign for renewing the Voting Rights Act.
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JK Movement mentors, empowers young people

JK Movement mentors, empowers young peopleJK Movement participants from Murray Junior High School successfully completed the first ever service-learning project fully manned by JK Movement scholars.

Both the Theresa Living Center and Caroline Family Services in St. Paul benefited from the students' efforts. The school's participants designed, organized and executed a clothing drive resulting in more than 300 pieces of clothing being donated. JK Movement founder and executive director, Johnny Allen, Jr., delivered the donated clothing to the organizations.
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Spartans celebrate 1st and 2nd place wins for 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball teams

Spartans celebrate 1st and 2nd place wins for 3rd and 4th grade boys basketball teamsThe Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) Gopher State Spring Basketball Tournament was held in Prior Lake on May 3 and 4.
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MN Civil Rights leader to be honored by Mpls school kids & Mayor Hodges May 23

MN Civil Rights leader to be honored by Mpls school kids & Mayor Hodges May 23Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center will host a community celebration honoring civil rights leader, Dr. Josie R Johnson, in their gym on, Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM.
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