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Justspeak: The Charleston Nine-A Requiem
Even as the flowers fade, the hurt and pain of the atrocities that occurred here in Charleston, SC on that bloody June Wednesday is very much alive. It is joined with the mixed emotions of those visiting the Mother Emanuel AME Church, which has now become a living monument and shrine of flowers, prayers, the American flag, poems, inspirational sayings, peace signs, signature boards, teddy bears, and candles to name a few of the mementos left in front of this historic church. Historic because Mother Emanuel was once ordered burned to the ground by the City of Charleston that now sends out its men in blue to protect it. How ironic. What would Denmark Vesey say?
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Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces

Supreme Court preserves Health Insurance MarketplacesToday, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision upholding the tax subsidies provided to help low and middle income people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal exchange, or health insurance marketplace, provided for in the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in the 6-to-3 decision.
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Support grows for taking down confederate flag

Support grows for taking down confederate flagWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a White supremacist at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defendants of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time that the flag should no longer fly over the Capitol in South Carolina.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on race

NEWS ANALYSIS: Obama becoming more outspoken on raceWASHINGTON (NNPA) – When President Obama returns to Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Friday to eulogize Rev. Clementa Pinckney, it will cap a period in which he has become increasingly outspoken on race, even uttering the N-word to make a point about the slow pace of progress in race relations.
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1.3 million elementary school students don't have access to music classes

1.3 million elementary school students don't have access to music classesExperts say African American and Latino students do better in school, have higher graduation rates and a better chance of getting into college when exposed to music education on an ongoing basis in K1- 12.
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A Neighborhood with Promise

A Neighborhood with PromiseWhen city planners drew a Minneapolis map in 1935, North and Near-North neighborhoods were marked as "Negro" sections and Sumner-Glenwood was given the title of "Negro Slum (Largest in City)." These distinctions led to a generation of discrimination and disinvestment. Ignored by local government, black residents were systematically denied access to financial assistance granted to their white neighbors. For example, Federal Housing Administration mortgages were only available to white families and communities until the Civil Rights era. Businesses paid black workers less than their white colleagues.
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LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Saran Jenkins Crayton

LEADERSHIP PROFILE: Saran Jenkins CraytonEveryone deserves the best defense.
They fight for it. Gideon's Army
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MELVIN CARTER II AT LARGE Element Fitness puts St. Paul on boxing map

MELVIN CARTER II AT LARGE Element Fitness puts St. Paul on boxing mapThe sport of boxing dates back to ancient Rome, Greece and perhaps even to ancient Egypt.
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Black unemployment rises

Black unemployment risesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – After falling into the single digits in April, the Black unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in May, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
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New affordable housing complex opens on West Broadway

New affordable housing complex opens on West BroadwayThe landscape of West Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis has changed with the addition of a new apartment complex.
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Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9

Melvin Carter, Jr. At Large: Genesis 4:9The problems and challenges facing our community cannot and should not depend on the predilections of grant makers, according to Dr. William C. Bell, president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, in St. Paul.
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