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Jul 22nd

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Occupy organizer acquitted of assault charges at Freddie Mac law firm

Last week a Ramsey County jury found Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, not guilty on assault charges. An employee of a law firm representing Freddie Mac, a primary target of the housing justice movement, pressed charges after a peaceful protest March 1, 2012.
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WORDS FROM THE WISE: America's oldest park ranger brings Black History to life

 WORDS FROM THE WISE: America's oldest park ranger brings Black History to lifeRICHMOND, Calif.--Betty Reid-Soskin is America's oldest National Park Ranger and one of the most beautiful people I have met in Richmond, Calif., across the bay from San Francisco.
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Call 911 for suspicious activity, emergencies and crimes in progress

There have been reports of burglaries in some city neighborhoods recently so now is a good reminder that the City of Minneapolis wants residents to call 911 to report any suspicious activity, crimes in progress and anytime folks need the police, fire, or ambulance to respond.
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First Black nurse in Army Nurse Corps honored; anniversary celebrated

First Black nurse in Army Nurse Corps honored; anniversary celebratedTUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 1, 2013) – Army ROTC and the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health helped to celebrate the achievements of one of black American history's pioneering professionals, Della H. Rainey, Feb. 1 in Basil O'Connor Hall. During WWII, Rainey became the first black nurse commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States' Army Nurse Corps and the first nurse to become part of the Tuskegee Airmen.
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Opening delayed, African American museum programming goes on

Opening delayed, African American museum programming goes onThe Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center (MAAM), which was originally scheduled to open its doors last June, has had to delay its opening several times since; while there’s currently no set date for the museum's permanent opening, the center continues its programming outside of the museum walls.
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Opening delayed, African American museum programming goes on

Opening delayed, African American museum programming goes onThe Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center (MAAM), which was originally scheduled to open its doors last June, has had to delay its opening several times since; while there’s currently no set date for the museum's permanent opening, the center continues its programming outside of the museum walls.
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Justspeak: Eliminating the Rolodex of inequality

Justspeak: Eliminating the Rolodex of inequalityAt a recent networking event for women in Raleigh, I listened as a panel of experienced women executives shared their experiences with the audience. One question posed was about how non-profit and corporate board members were recruited. One response stood out in my mind. The speaker indicated that she often recruited board members by tapping into her friends and colleagues. The answer affirmed a thesis of mine—there exists in our society what I call the “rolodex of inequality,” and what it produces is homogeneity or sameness.
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