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Q Health Connections PHYTT For Life Youth Center opens in South Minneapolis

Q Health Connections PHYTT For Life Youth Center opens in South Minneapolis

Q Health Connections' PHYTT For Life Youth Center located inside Sabathani Community Center opened in South Minneapolis on January 23rd. "The mission of the Q Health Connections' PHYTT For Life Youth Center is to give our young people a safe place where they can excel and learn in a supportive environment," said Clarence Jones, Director of Q Health Connections. "We want them to become strong, responsible and responsive citizens and we believe this Center will provide a space for them to begin that process," said Jones.
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Prince Hall Black White Ball

Prince Hall Black  White Ball


It was a moment reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream and one that will forever be marked down in Masonic history. On Saturday January 12 at the annual Black & White ball at the Zurah Shrine Center, Keith Johnson, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, became the first African American to be escorted by the Zurah Shrine bagpipers of the AF and AM brothers.
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Barack Obama in Twin Cities Saturday at the Target Center

Barack Obama in Twin Cities Saturday at the Target Center

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will rally his supporters in the Twin Cities on Saturday, Feb. 2, three days before Minnesota's precinct caucuses. The rally will take place at the Target Center - 600 First Avenue North Minneapolis. Doors open: 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Sign up at http://mn.barackobama.com/minneapolis. Tickets will also be available at the ticket distribution locations beginning Thursday, January 31st.
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An African diaspora treasure dies

An African diaspora treasure dies

“…Down Albert Street, the main thoroughfare in Belize City, the ‘punta’ sounds of Andy Palacio and Chico Ramos can be heard rocking the streets.” (Women of Belize: Gender and Change in Central America, p. 34).

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Educate and Engage: League of Women Voters and AKA Day at the Capitol promote civic participation

Educate and Engage: League of Women Voters and AKA Day at the Capitol promote civic participation


Keesha Gaskins, League of Women Voters of Minnesota Executive Director, and Cassandra Ward-Brown, AKA Day at the Capitol organizer, recently discussed the importance of civic engagement on the Tuesday, Jan. 22 segment of "Conversations with Al McFarlane."
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Shared histories and shared future: A dialogue

Shared histories and shared future: A dialogue


On Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m., the Minneapolis Urban League, the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota and Jewish Community Action, with the support of many other community-based organizations, will collaborate on an unusual, exciting and historic project - the staged reading of the first act of a new play, "Tap the Leopard." Written by Kia Corthron, whose work has been performed on Minneapolis stages from the Children's Theater Company to the Pillsbury House Theater, "Tap the Leopard" explores the interwoven aspect of the histories of African Americans and Liberians.
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The future of the Metrodome

The future of the Metrodome


A crowd of fifty-plus people crowded into a meeting room at Hasley Hall at the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome to hear and voice their opinions about the fate of the Minnesota Vikings stadium.
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