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Aboriginal Justice: Truth and the generations-long path to reconciliation

Aboriginal Justice: Truth and the generations-long path to reconciliation  “It takes a village to raise a child.” Many mistakenly credit US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with coining this phrase, the title of her popular book. But the Nigerian Igbo proverb is centuries old. The Igbo word for child means child of the community.
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Soldiers enter the playground at the Ibrahimi School

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON)  - At 11:00 a.m. in 3 October CPT Office received a call from the Ibrahimi School to say that there were problems at the school and could they please get there quickly. Due to a Jewish Holiday the Mosque checkpoint was closed so the two CPTers had to take a taxi to get to the school. By the time they arrived the incident had finished.
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Cleveland Neighborhood Association hosts community cooks

Cleveland Neighborhood Association hosts community cooks
A Cleveland Connects, Community Cooks, workshop and dinner was recently hosted by the Cleveland Neighborhood Association (CNA).


Cleveland Connects, led by Appetite for Change was held on at the Christ English Lutheran Church, 3210 Oliver Ave. N. Appetite for Change is a community based organization in North Minneapolis that engages communities to eat healthier while building community connections.
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Bill Ashford: BilyRay’s Old Style Gourmet BBQ Sauce

Bill Ashford: BilyRay’s Old Style Gourmet BBQ SauceBill Ashford, Owner of BilyRay's Old Style Gourmet Barbeque Sauce, recently visited the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition (WBC) office and shared a sample of his gourmet sauce, as well as its history.

Upon tasting the incredible sauce, WBC staff realized we would be doing a major disservice to the community if we did not get the word out about this superior product – not to mention its inspiring beginning.


"About two years ago I started having people taste it and got some positive feedback," said Ashford who has produced 185 cases. "The recipe comes from my father. I've been perfecting the taste for over 20 years."


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WANTED: A caring and compassionate presidential candidate for the 47%

WANTED: A caring and compassionate presidential candidate for the 47%I confess. I am now, and probably always will be, a member of the 47% about whom Presidential Candidate Romney has voiced his disrespect and disdain. I am African-American. I was a single mom after my divorce. I was a college student who received a government subsidized student loan.
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Hawthorne Huddle focuses on early education, child health and crime

The September Hawthorn Huddle meeting discussed the value of childhood education and ways to help parents understand what they need to do to help their children be ready to start school.
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Program strengthens civic engagement

Program strengthens civic engagement
The last Friday in July marked a very special day for the students in the Public Allies program. It was a day of celebration, promise and growth for its graduating class.

Public Allies mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities through nonprofits and civic participation. Its goal is to propel African-Americans into more leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. It was created in 1992 by Vanessa Kirsch and Katrina Browne, with its first program launched in Washington, D.C. It was not until 2010 however, that Public Allies would launch in Minneapolis. Public Allies training is supported by the Urban Institute for Service and operated by Pillsbury United Communities, a nonprofit organization working to create choice, change and connection for people from all walks of life.
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