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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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Youth Congress commemorates Mississippi Freedom Summer

Youth Congress commemorates Mississippi Freedom SummerThe 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer was celebrated June 25 – 29 during a convening in Jackson, Miss.
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Sisterhood Boutique expands

Sisterhood Boutique expandsBusiness is good for the participants in the Brian Coyle Center Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
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Immigration office move abandoned

Immigration office move abandonedWASHINGTON, DC – After a major push from Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has abandoned its original plan to move the Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office and will instead restart the process and seek an alternative site that is accessible by public transportation.
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Matthew Little: Global perspective

Matthew Little: Global perspectiveFires of the 60's vs the deity of daddy part IV

In the middle of a world that was radically changing, a world that for a child was on her own block, my father imparted a global perspective to my brother and sisters.
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Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold MedalWASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King with the Congressional Gold Medal.
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NNPA presents Willie Brown with Legacy Award

NNPA presents Willie Brown with Legacy AwardPORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service.
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African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadership

African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadershipIn light of the recent criticism directed at both the work and leadership of the Civil Rights Department, the African American Caucus of the DFL is expressing its support for the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
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