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NAACP applauds US Secretary Duncan's speech affirming renewed commitment to quality education and civil rights protections

WASHINGTON,  DC, March 8, 2010 – The NAACP applauded Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement recently of  a renewed effort to vigorously enforce federal civil rights laws while addressing the challenges of failing public schools, and restoring the country’s active commitment to the landmark Brown v Board of Education ruling that ended legal segregation. American schools are more segregated now than they have been in over 40 years – today, 39 percent of black students and 40 percent of Latino students attend highly segregated schools where 90 to 100 percent of the population is non-white.
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New American Media tells Congress to use the nation's ethnic media more effectively to increase accuracy of the 2010 census count

WASHINGTON-The US Census Bureau is missing opportunities to provide
reporting instructions to diverse communities in the United States by
failing to fully utilize the ethnic media that can reach more than 60
million adults in those communities, according to testimony from New America
Media (NAM) in Congress today.
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NAACP unanimously elects youngest chair

NAACP unanimously elects youngest chairNEW YORK (NNPA) - Hours before the NAACP officially announced that Roslyn M. Brock was the new chair of the National Board of Directors, she sat down with the NNPA in her suite at the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan for an exclusive interview.

Brock, 44, a vice-president at Bon Secours Health Care, has been affiliated with the NAACP for 25 years, beginning in youth leadership and currently the vice-chair of the organization’s board, the youngest person and the first Black woman to hold the post. She is set to replace the venerable Julian Bond, who announced his retirement several months ago.

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City’s Great Streets program spurs vitality and investment in its neighborhood businesses

Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis City Council have approved $475,000 in support of façade improvement grants through the Great Streets Neighborhood Business District Program. Neighborhood organizations, business associations, and community development corporations will administer the façade improvement programs.
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Klobuchar announces Minnesota National Guard PDMRA Payment Plan

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that the Minnesota National Guard has introduced its Minnesota Payment Plan for the provision of Post Deployment & Mobilization Respite Allowance (PDMRA) benefits.
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Do not Force Liberians to Leave the U.S., Urges The Advocates’ New Report

Minneapolis (February 18, 2010) – The Advocates for Human Rights and Dorsey & Whitney, LLP announce the release of a report urging the United States government to act immediately to ensure Liberians are not deported. The report, Liberia Is Not Ready 2010: A Report of Country Conditions in Liberia and Reasons the United States Should Extend Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians, argues that current conditions in Liberia make forced return a dangerous and ill-advised option. Instead, the report recommends that the U.S. government extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians, which is set to expire on March 31, 2010.
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DHS selects University of Minnesota to lead Center of Excellence for Food Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the selection of the University of Minnesota as the lead for the DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Food Security. The COE’s research and education efforts will support the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s Chemical and Biological Division—focusing on enhancing security to protect against the intentional, natural or inadvertent introduction of hazardous chemical or biological contaminants into the food system.
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Delatour – leader of the reconstruction - sees hope, outlines needs as city struggles for new life

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (NNPA) - A traffic jam in the streets of Downtown Port-au-Prince makes it barely impossible to navigate the van from block to block. People walk along the edges of the streets, seemingly defying the moving vehicles only inches away.
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Supporters of Justice Reform gather for Second Chance Day on the Hill

On Monday, Feb. 22 hundreds of ex‐offenders, their families and supporters of justice reform will come together at the State Capitol Rotunda to highlight the importance of second chances. The effort is being led by the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition, a non‐partisan consortium of justice advocates and nonprofit leaders working to raise statewide and national awareness regarding the barriers facing individuals with criminal records. These barriers affect the social, civic and economic stability of families and entire communities.
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Important Census Information From Congressman Keith Ellison

Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau takes a snapshot of America's population as required by the U.S. Constitution. The census establishes how many people reside within the nation's borders, who they are, and where they live. The results help determine the number of your representatives in government, and how federal funds are spent in your community on things like roads, parks, schools, and public safety.
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Franken urges reprieve from deportation for Liberians living in Minnesota

Washington, D.C– Minnesota Sen. Al Franken joined 12 of his colleagues to urge President Obama to extend the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians living legally in the United States.
Since 1991, Liberians who were forced from their homes because of civil war and sought refuge in the United States have been granted either Temporary Protected Status or approved DED. This protection is currently set to expire March 31, 2010.
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