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Ferguson opened the door to a discussion of Black equality

Ferguson opened the door to a discussion of Black equalitySuddenly the nation is talking about black equality.

It took Molotov cocktails in Ferguson, Mo., to forcefully penetrate our slumbering racial consciousness. Ferguson has become a metaphor for race relations in the 21st century; a signifier
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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium – was it race?Aug. 25 (GIN) – Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred.
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CommonBond Communities announces new CEO

CommonBond Communities announces new CEOCommonBond Communities announced the hiring of the organization's third CEO in 43 years.
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U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summit

U.S.-Africa relations: Beyond the summitFIRST OF TWO ARTICLES

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation's capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is increasingly African.
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PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equity

PROFILE IN EXCELLENCE: Kimberly Smith-Moore: Restoring home equitySome monthly mortgage payments are less than what some pay in rent.

But with that being said, for many the dream of owning a home is still just that ... a dream. One major hurdle to home ownership, even for a person with a qualifying credit score, is coming up with the money for a down payment on a home.
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The goal: Equality and justice for all

The goal: Equality and justice for allWith multiple examples of extreme police force used in encounters nationwide, highlighted by advanced community connectivity through technology, the vast communication generated by these events provides a watershed platform for discussion, and thus solutions.
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St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public space

St. Paul cops allegedly taser and arrest black male for sitting in public spaceA video showing the arrest of a black St. Paul man for allegedly sitting in a public space and refusing to give up his name surfaced yesterday, Aug. 26 — only weeks after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri re-sparked the national debate on race and police profiling.
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National organizations promote reform to end police abuse

National organizations promote reform to end police abuseOn the heels of Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Mo., national civil and human rights organizations and leaders release a unified statement of action to promote reform and stop police abuse. The statement was issued on behalf of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Hip Hop Caucus, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), NAACP-Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), National Bar Association, National Urban League, and Rainbow Push Coalition.
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Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light Rail

Glidden, Reich, Bender join bus riders' calls for transit equity guarantees in Southwest Light RailCouncil Members Elizabeth Glidden, Kevin Reich, and Lisa Bender joined forty transit riders on the steps of Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday, August 19 to call for strong equity commitments in the Southwest Light Rail agreement in advance of a municipal consent vote on August 27.
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Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!

Justspeak: A Black mother weeps for America--STOP KILLING OUR BLACK SONS!No Domestic Tranquility for our Black sons
They are not insurgents. They are not enemy combatants. They are not hostile enemy forces. They are not terrorists. They are our Black sons. And I beg you America to stop killing them in their own backyards, in the streets outside of nightclubs, on the phone talking to their girlfriend, and a few blocks from convenience stores from which they may or may not have stolen cigars. They do not deserve to die for such trivial incidents. Stop it.
Stop killing our Black sons.
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NorthPoint event highlights ACA impact

NorthPoint event highlights ACA impactAs part of the National Health Center Week, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., hosted a Hennepin County Health Innovation Highlights event to discuss the improvements being made in public health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
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