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Attacks on state senators, athlete, part of ongoing assault Pastors condemn supremacist arrogance

Attacks on state senators, athlete, part of ongoing assault Pastors condemn supremacist arroganceAfrican American faith leaders last Monday condemned cultural arrogance and supremacist policies that push back against "the legitimate participation of the African American community in the political process."
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Retaliation and Systemic Racism at Root of "Pointergate" Story

Retaliation and Systemic Racism at Root of On Nov. 19, protesters gathered outside the studios of Minneapolis/St. Paul television news station, KSTP-TV in protest of the airing of a Nov. 7 story. Dubbed "#Pointergate," the story accused Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges of flashing a gang sign in a photo with Navell Gordon, a young African American man. The two had been canvassing the neighborhood in a get out the vote campaign. The story, many community members believe, was a retaliation tactic. Sourced by Minneapolis law enforcement, the piece aired after Hodges posted an open letter to the community on Oct. 8 that took a stance against police brutality by outlining tangible measures for more police accountability. Retaliation and systemic racism, however, hold no novelty. While a colorful mosaic of factors exploded the story on to the national landscape via social media. It is the sentiments of the community, the location and the pulsating motivations underneath the story that reveal another compelling take.
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Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson erupts

Grand jury refuses to indict Daren Wilson, Ferguson eruptsST. LOUIS – After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown Jr. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Monday night in a courtroom in Clayton, Mo., the county seat.
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OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ award winners

OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ award winnersOutFront Minnesota will honor five award winners who are champions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equity.
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Retail janitor strike planned for Black Friday

Retail janitor strike planned for Black FridayWith the busy holiday season's kickoff just weeks away, janitors who work for contracted companies cleaning Home Depot, Best Buy, Kohl's, Sears and other stores announced a Black Friday strike deadline.
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Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new Congress

Lynch nomination will test Obama's relationship with new CongressWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate's willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.
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Why Ferguson matters to Asian Americans

Why Ferguson matters to Asian AmericansReprinted from the Korean Quarterly, Fall 2014

For weeks I have been in awe of the organizers and writers – Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Jamala Rogers, Malkia Cyril, Ta-Nehesi Coates, john a. powell, Falguni A. Sheth, and so many others – who have placed the situation in Ferguson into critical historical and political context. This despite persistent attempts by police, elected officials, and mainstream media to erase that context with vilifications of black political protest and black life. I write this post to express my solidarity and rage, and to offer a response to the disturbing question that I've heard asked, and that demands an answer: Does Ferguson matter to Asian Americans?
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SCLC President joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

SCLC President joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effortThe Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s, is poised for a major role in bringing international peace and equality with the recent signing of a historic proclamation with world leaders in Berlin.
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Louie's Wine Dive in Uptown is making its mark; hitting the spot with foodies

Louie's Wine Dive in Uptown is making its mark; hitting the spot with foodies"Sometimes it's not you that needs a change, it's your environment that needs the change."
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Critics continue to hammer KSTP-TV over #pointergate

Critics continue to hammer KSTP-TV over #pointergateA multiracial group of about 20 dedicated protesters braved bone chilling cold and blistering winds to voice their anger and to demand an apology from a local television station.
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POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reporting

POINTERGATE: KSTP should be ashamed for racist reportingSo a week or so back I woke up to my Facebook timeline full of a story shared from the website the Daily Kos with the headline, “#pointergate may be the most racist news story of 2014.”
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