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Campaign 2012: Romney vs. Reality Series

 Mitt Romney continues to distort reality in this global edition of "Mitt Romney versus Reality"

 

“We are here for a purpose. We are all on a mission.”

“We are here for a purpose. We are all on a mission.”

Pictured: Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (King Peggy) and L-R: Tera Cole, Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (King Peggy), and Natonia Johnson

Al McFarlane
I thank the Creator and the ancestors for what they have done in your life and in the lives of our people around the country. I thank all of those who have come before us, who make it possible for us to fight every day, to carry on, to believe that redemption is at hand and that a brighter future is ahead that will come through our continued work and struggle. I thank the Creator and the ancestors for assuring us that we are equal to the task.

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Woodrich to lead council of churches

 Woodrich to lead council of churches

For the first time in its 107-year history, the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) will be led by a woman and Native-American.

After an intensive national search, the human service nonprofit stayed close to home, naming Noya Woodrich, the GMCC senior vice president and executive director of the Division of Indian Work, as president and CEO to succeed Gary Reierson.

 

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George Curry returns as editor of NNPA News Service

George Curry returns as editor of NNPA News Service

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Award-winning journalist George E. Curry has been named editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, a position he held from 2001-2007, it has been announced by Karl B. Rodney, chairman of the NNPA Foundation, which oversees the wire service.

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NAACP comments on decision to charge Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin

NAACP comments on decision to charge Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin

Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued the following statement yesterday on the charges filed against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin:

“Forty–five days after Trayvon Martin’s life came to a violent end, the wheels of justice have finally begun to turn. This is an important first step toward bringing justice for Trayvon and his family.

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Help Wanted! Rebuilding the education pipeline for Generation “Un”

"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared;" these are the words of the late Whitney Young, Jr. who served as President of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971.

But what happens when someone sees opportunity, desires to prepare for it, but access to the required preparatory tools is only partially available, is insufficiently resourced, thus making it daunting and discouraging to attempt to attain the competencies and skillsets required to fully harness these opportunities.

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Structural inequities feed prison pipeline

Structural inequities feed prison pipeline

Poverty is often cited as the main cause for education inequities, but Angelique Kedem, of St. Paul Promise Neighborhoods maintains that poverty is a contributing factor, rather than the main cause. Kedem, one of several presenters at Community Justice Project’s Symposium entitled, “How Are the Children? From the Classroom to the Courtroom, Exploring a Child’s Journey Through the Justice System said, “Racial disparities in education hold regardless of economic standard.”

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Congresswoman McCollum works to reduce hunger for homebound Minnesota seniors

Washington, DC – Today, the offices of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) are at Cub Foods in Bloomington, MN to highlight the work of local nonprofit Store-to-Door and the problem of hunger among Minnesota seniors. 

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Rep. Ellison Calls on Congress to End Racial Profiling in America

Today, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee On The Constitution, Civil Rights And Human Rights and urged action to end racial profiling in America.
Rep. Ellison’s testimony:

Campaign 2012 Digest

Happy Tax Day, everyone! As you file your taxes, let’s remember that Mitt Romney is still bucking the precedent set by his own father and presidential candidates for the past 40 years by refusing to release his tax returns to the general public.

The Hill: DNC hammers Romney on transparency in new web video
“The Democratic National Committee released a new web video Tuesday bashing Mitt Romney on transparency and continuing to pressure him to reveal more details of his tax reform proposals and personal financial history. The Democrats seize on comments overheard by an NBC News reporter Sunday night in which Romney, meeting with high-level donors, outlined proposals for changing the tax code, potentially eliminating government agencies, and plans to attract Latino voters…

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Campaign 2012 Digest

What You May Have Missed…

NBC News: Romney offers policy details at closed-door fundraiser
“Mitt Romney went well beyond his standard stump speech at a closed-door fundraiser on Sunday evening, and offered some of the most specific details to date about the policies he would pursue if elected.  In a speech to donors in the backyard of a private home here, the former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP presidential nominee outlined his plans to potentially eliminate or consolidate federal agencies, win back Latino voters and reform the nation's tax code.  And even Ann Romney, the subject of a national debate last week over the role of women in the workplace, was more direct than usual. She sounded like a political tactician when she described a Democratic consultant's criticism of her decision to be a stay-at-home mom as ‘an early birthday gift.’  Romney went into a level of detail not usually seen by the public in the speech, which was overheard by reporters on a sidewalk below. One possibility floated by Romney included the elimination of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Cabinet-level agency once led by Romney's father, George.”

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