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Juneteenth commemoration law recently signed into law

Juneteenth commemoration law recently signed into lawA bill calling for an official proclamation by the Governor to commemorate Juneteenth was recently signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Authored by State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-58B) and by State Sen. Linda Higgins (DFL-58), the new law creates an opportunity for the governor to issue a proclamation recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth.

“On a day when people of all races, nationalities and religions from across the country join hands to acknowledge a period in our history that continues to shape our society today, it’s fitting that the leader of our state weighs in to help us reflect, remember and continue to move forward in a positive way,” said Champion following the bill’s passage.

Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Set for the third Saturday in June, it recognizes the public pronouncement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read for the first time publicly in Texas. The announcement came two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and two months after Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender in April 1865.
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Anti-Muslim attacks at Minnesota public schools reported

Anti-Muslim attacks at Minnesota public schools reportedThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to look into possible civil rights violations at two Minnesota public schools, after a group based in St. Paul filed complaints against the two districts.

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The Saint Paul Foundation receives $1.8 million grant to fight racism in Minnesota

The Saint Paul Foundation receives $1.8 million grant to fight racism in MinnesotaThe Saint Paul Foundation’s Facing Race We’re All in This Together initiative received a grant of $1.8 million to expand its Saint Paul-focused anti-racism work to the entire state of Minnesota. The W...
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Innovative. Visionary. Attentive. Community.

Innovative. Visionary. Attentive. Community. Members of the architecture industry and consumers of architecture and design use these descriptors when referring to the work of 4RM+ULA, a Black-owned full service architectural design firm establis...
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The Loving Me Series

Girls In Motion Minnesota, Inc., The Annex Teen Clinic, The R.E.A.C.H Collaborative, and Kwanzaa Church will present “The Loving Me Series, HIV/AIDS Teen Summit” on Friday, June 11, 2010 at North Comm...
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