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Retail janitor strike planned for Black Friday

Retail janitor strike planned for Black FridayWith the busy holiday season's kickoff just weeks away, janitors who work for contracted companies cleaning Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears and other stores announced a Black Friday strike deadline.
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Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new Congress

Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new CongressWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate's willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.
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Why Ferguson matters to Asian Americans

Why Ferguson matters to Asian AmericansReprinted from the Korean Quarterly, Fall 2014

For weeks I have been in awe of the organizers and writers – Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Jamala Rogers, Malkia Cyril, Ta-Nehesi Coates, john a. powell, Falguni A. Sheth, and so many others – who have placed the situation in Ferguson into critical historical and political context. This despite persistent attempts by police, elected officials, and mainstream media to erase that context with vilifications of black political protest and black life. I write this post to express my solidarity and rage, and to offer a response to the disturbing question that I've heard asked, and that demands an answer: Does Ferguson matter to Asian Americans?
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SCLC President joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

SCLC President joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effortThe Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s, is poised for a major role in bringing international peace and equality with the recent signing of a historic proclamation with world leaders in Berlin.
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Louie's Wine Dive in Uptown is making its mark; hitting the spot with foodies

Louie's Wine Dive in Uptown is making its mark; hitting the spot with foodies"Sometimes it's not you that needs a change, it's your environment that needs the change."
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Critics continue to hammer KSTP-TV over #pointergate

Critics continue to hammer KSTP-TV over #pointergateA multiracial group of about 20 dedicated protesters braved bone chilling cold and blistering winds to voice their anger and to demand an apology from a local television station.
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POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reporting

POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reportingSo a week or so back I woke up to my Facebook timeline full of a story shared from the website the Daily Kos with the headline, “#pointergate may be the most racist news story of 2014.”
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UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTP

UCare sends a message; pulls advertising from KSTPUCare Wednesday (Nov. 12) ordered its advertising agency to pull current and contracted advertising from KSTP-TV in protest of a KSTP news feature about a photograph that the station said showed Minneapolis' Mayor Betsy Hodges swapping gang signs with a young Black man.
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Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearing

Hayden, Champion prevail in Senate Ethics Committee CSI hearingMinneapolis DFL Senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion last week prevailed in the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct review of complaints regarding Community Standards Initiative (CSI) filed against them by Republican Senator David Hann (Eden Prairie).
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Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizens

Flowers: Mobilize, engage citizensAl Flowers is the founder of Community Standards Initiative (CSI), whose mission is to mobilize and engage citizens in problem solving. One of its components is a program designed to mobilize people in the community to support better outcomes in education for Minneapolis school children.
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Rally protests football team name, mascot

Rally protests football team name, mascotA coalition of local organizations under the leadership of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a rally against the offensive team name and mascot of the Washington football team on Nov. 2, at the TCF Bank Stadium.
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