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Black Lives Matter Minneapolis will not disrupt the Twin Cities Marathon

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis will not disrupt the Twin Cities MarathonThe Black Lives Matter Minneapolis chapter is one of the 26 nationally affiliated and recognized chapters working in coordinated and strategic ways to end the extrajudicial killing of unarmed Black people and children, and toward healing in the Black community. The group of individuals working under the name Black Lives Matter St. Paul is currently not an affiliated group. They are an independent group of racial justice activists operating out of St. Paul. The movement of people affirming that Black lives matter is a decentralized and growing movement. As a growing movement, many people and groups have raised their voices and choose different methods and strategies to work toward the change they want to see in the world. The diversity of Black voices and experiences in American culture are necessary and important. We support the dynamic diversity of Black voices and developing Black leadership in the fight to make Black lives matter.
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Ahmed Sirleaf receives Prestigious Hamline University Alumni Award

Ahmed Sirleaf receives Prestigious Hamline University Alumni AwardOn Saturday, October 3, 2015, Ahmed K. Sirleaf II, a 2005 College of Liberal Arts graduate of Hamline University, will receive the University's Alumni First Decade Outstanding Achievement Award. The Award will be presented to Sirleaf during the University's Alumni weekend at the College of Liberal Arts Alumni/Faculty Awards Brunch on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
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Justice Department launches effort to improve young people's relations with police

Justice Department launches effort to improve young people's relations with policeWASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Justice Department is launching a new initiative to bring young people together with the police officers in their community.
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Leadership for Social Justice: 10 leadership quotes on promoting restorative justice and building strong communities

Leadership for Social Justice: 10 leadership quotes on promoting restorative justice and building strong communitiesLeaders are called upon to build new bridges, promote the common good, and uplift others. Restorative justice can serve as an indispensable tool for achieving these goals. Restorative justice focuses on the interrelatedness of the human experience and offers an alternative framework for resolving conflict and the resulting harm. It seeks to address the question of how to "make things right."
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NNPA honors luminaries

NNPA honors luminariesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards.
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Obama praises Black women

Obama praises Black womenWASHINGTON (NNPA) – During his speech at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Phoenix Awards Dinner, President Barack Obama celebrated the critical role that Black women have played in "every great movement in American history" and pledged to address challenges they face in the workplace and in the criminal justice system.
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Minnesota delegation at Congressional Black caucus

Minnesota delegation at Congressional Black caucusOn September 16, 2015, the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) took a delegation of 14 local African American leaders to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Annual Legislative Conference. Leaders in attendance included Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden and Representative Rena Moran, AALF Board Co-Chair Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, NorthPoint Health & Wellness CEO, Stella Whitney-West, Northside Job Creation Team (NJCT) Consultant Bill English, AALF board members Dr. Nkem Chirpich and Cheryl Mayberry, AALF members Michael Chaney, Catherine Fleming, Maher Abduselam, Dr. Rochelle Avent-Hassan, and AALF Executive Director Jeffrey Hassan and Executive Assistant Jackie Cooper. One of the purposes of the trip was to meet with our Minnesota metro-area Congressional representatives, let them know who we are, let them know that we want to be made aware of resources coming into our community before they get here, and to be a part of the decision-making on how those resources are distributed.
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Tunisia slams door on refugees with 100 mile moat

Tunisia slams door on refugees with 100 mile moatSep. 14 (GIN) – Once surrounding castles of old, a moat stretching 100 miles is being dug by Tunisia against alleged terror threats from nearby Libya. Reporters are kept at arms distance from the digging in what officials have dubbed "a closed military area."
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Rare journey to Israel changes NFL Hall of Famer's life

Rare journey to Israel changes NFL Hall of Famer's lifeFor Chris Doleman, the NFL Hall of Fame is nothing compared to being baptized in the River Jordan.

The former Minnesota Viking and 18 other NFL Hall of Famers toured Israel with Ron Dermer, that nation's ambassador to Washington, David Baker of the Hall of Fame, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
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Treasury, Commerce amendments ease Cuba sanctions

Treasury, Commerce amendments ease Cuba sanctionsWASHINGTON - The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce this month announced additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building off the changes put into place by Treasury and Commerce on January 16, 2015 and further delivering on the new direction toward U.S. relations with Cuba that President Obama laid out last December. The changes, consistent with the President's December announcement, took effect on Monday, September 21, 2015.
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A symbol of reconciliation for victims of British rule

A symbol of reconciliation for victims of British ruleSept. 14 (GIN) – In a ceremony attended by thousands of Kenyans, statues dedicated to the victims of torture and ill-treatment by British colonialists were unveiled this recently at Uhuru Park's Freedom Corner in Nairobi.
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