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Oct 26th

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We must teach our children about gun violence

We must teach our children about gun violenceAs parents we teach our children not to speak to strangers, to look both ways before crossing the street, not to use drugs and other common sense practices. But we don’t teach them how to avoid being injured or killed by gun violence.

Homicide is the leading cause of death for African American males 15 to 24 years of age. Ninety percent of these young boys/men are killed with firearms. And gun violence is popping up all across the Twin Cities. Recently, a 14-year-old boy from Hastings Middle School who brought a .22 caliber loaded handgun to school; a 16-year-old Red Lake Senior High boy killed his family and proceeded to the high school to open fire and killed and injured 21 persons before turning the gun on himself. Two 17-year-old Somali boys shot three persons in a botched robbery. Minneapolis is not immune to this national epidemic of gun violence. Our youth are risking their lives, endangering others and facing years of incarceration, paralyzing injuries and violent death.
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Twin Cities marks 25th anniversary of Juneteenth Celebration

Twin Cities marks 25th anniversary of Juneteenth Celebration As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the local Juneteenth Celebration continues to highlight the wellness and improvement of the African American community in the Twin Cities. The theme for this sum...
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Parks superintendent receives diversity leadership award

Parks superintendent receives diversity leadership award Jon Gurban, superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), received the 2010 Pan-African Student Leadership Conference Award from the Office of Institutional Diversity at Minnesot...
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Just what the kids need

Project Diva and Above the E.D.G.E. youth programs will present a “Pillow Talk” on Saturday April 24.  This event is designed to be an intimate conversation in which youth and mentors can catapult pro...

Minneapolis Public Schools to host additional informational meetings on district headquarters proposals

The Minneapolis Public Schools on April 20 and 22 will host informational meetings to provide community members with the opportunity to learn more about the three proposals for right-sizing district h...
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