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Voting rights on the line — and people lining up to defend them

Voting rights on the line — and people lining up to defend themFifty years after the Freedom Summer work to defend Voting Rights, and 49 years after the passage fo the Voting Rights Act, threats to voting are emerging across the country. An interfaith group, including veterans of the 1960s civil rights struggle, convened June 22 at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in North Minneapolis. They commemorated the Freedom Summer anniversary of the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner and issued a call to action to the U.S. Congress to reinstate key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.
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Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks

Business associations plan to boost spending among BlacksWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands.
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Locked Up, Locked Out

Locked Up, Locked OutTakeAction Minnesota hosted a community conversation on July 12 with the Minneapolis Urban League called Locked Up, Locked Out to give a personal voice to the everyday challenges faced by individuals with a past criminal record.
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Fires of the 60's vs. the deity of daddy part VI: Black Panther worldview

Fires of the 60's vs. the deity of daddy part VI: Black Panther worldviewThe "fires" had lapped away at the core of my innocence, and it was beginning to show in my expression, sudden isolation and anger, and the militant clothing I wore. Yet, he still called me "angel" or "sweetie pie."
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth

Concussions a greater problem for Black youthWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.
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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

U.S. political views not rigidly definedWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.
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Journey to the Mother Land

Journey to the Mother LandEarly in 2011, I left my home in east Bloomington for South Africa to pursue my Master's degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
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Black Power advocates emerge

Black Power advocates emergeFires of the 60's vs the deity of daddy part V

The fires of the sixties cast a veil of disdain and gross contempt over these men of integrity and quiet strength – my Daddy and other area heroes.
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President Obama makes northside visit to HIRED

President Obama makes northside visit to HIREDPresident Barack Obama just might consider taking up a third residence in the Twin Cities.
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Meet an election judge: Erica Mauter

Meet an election judge: Erica MauterSince beginning graduate school, blogger Erica Mauter has gotten more involved in the political process by volunteering for different campaigns, but now she's ready to take her civic engagement to the next level by becoming an election judge. We talked to Mauter about her reasons for making the decision, and what she expects.
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Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and Justice

Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and JusticeGary Schiff has been named as the President of the Council on Crime and Justice. As President, he will lead the staff and operations of the 57 year-old research, advocacy, and service organization based in downtown Minneapolis.
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