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McFarlane elected NNPA Foundation Board Chair

McFarlane elected NNPA Foundation Board ChairWashington, DC (August 2015) -- The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages charitable, educational and literary activities that promote high standards in ethnic media, recently elected four new officers to its board of directors Executive Committee.
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UCARE CEO JIM EPPELL SAYS - DHS decision will force 475,000 to change their health insurance

UCARE CEO JIM EPPELL SAYS - DHS decision will force 475,000 to change their health insuranceUcare, Minnesota's fourth-largest health plan, filed suit in Ramsey County District Court asking for a temporary injunction to stop Minnesota's Department of Human Services (DHS) from moving ahead with its plans to force 370,000 Minnesotans to switch from UCare to other health plans in 2016.
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Injustices represent staggering violations of the fundamental human rights of Black America: Call for U.N., international response to human rights violations

Injustices represent staggering violations of the fundamental human rights of Black America: Call for U.N., international response to human rights violationsAlmost daily there is another fatal case of racially-motivated police brutality that occurs against a Black American woman, man or child. What is happening to Black people in America? What is causing this resurgence of bigotry, violence and brutality?
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Justice Page leaves another Hall of Fame legacy

Justice Page leaves another Hall of Fame legacyAfter 23 years, Associate Justice Alan Page's second illustrious career is coming to a close.

The justice, who endeared himself in the hearts of many Minnesotans as the leader of the Purple People Eaters – the defensive unit of the Minnesota Vikings of the 1970s – is retiring from the Minnesota Supreme Court on Aug. 31. The retirement is mandatory as state rules say no justice can serve after the month of his or her 70th birthday. Page turned 70 on Aug. 7.
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U.S. gun violence: A human rights failure

U.S. gun violence: A human rights failureWASHINGTON (NNPA) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee has given the U.S. a series of failing grades on human rights, including failing to meet international human rights standards on gun violence; the uneven implementation of controversial Stand Your Ground laws; violating personal privacy; and doing a poor job of caring for victims of gun violence.
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Senate Appropriations Bill cuts housing vouchers for poor families

Senate Appropriations Bill cuts housing vouchers for poor familiesWASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many Americans living in poverty, housing vouchers mean the difference between having a home of your own or living in a homeless shelter. As many as 85,000 low-income families could lose access to those vouchers under policies crafted in a new funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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It's like 1955 with Wifi

It's like 1955 with Wifi(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new laws and policies did in fact give Black people some of the same civil liberties as other citizens in this country.
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International exchange, growing cultural understanding leads to better understanding of autism

International exchange, growing cultural understanding leads to better understanding of autismMikala Mukongolwa, one of Zambia's leading experts in inclusive, community-based education practices for children and youth with disabilities, concluded a three-week visit to St. David's Center in Minnetonka last week.
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Dr. Eric J. Jolly leads Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

Dr. Eric J. Jolly leads Minnesota Philanthropy PartnersMinnesota Philanthropy Partners (MN Partners) announced Dr. Eric Jolly as its new president and chief executive officer.
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Obama Clean Power Plan praised

Obama Clean Power Plan praisedMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and a team of major-city mayors hailed the release of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan rule to reduce climate-warming emissions nationwide over the next several decades.
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Live free without violence flag raised for second week

Live free without violence flag raised for second weekTo honor the lives of Krista Ambers and Kelly Ann Anderson, Minnesota's 13th and 14th known victims of domestic violence homicide in 2015, more than 300 agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals from across the state will raise the Live Free without Violence flag – a public awareness campaign spearheaded by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women.
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