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Minnesota Precinct Caucuses

Minnesota Precinct Caucuses

The Minnesota State Caucuses will take place on Tuesday, February 5th. A precinct caucus is a neighborhood meeting where party members gather to choose a candidate for President, to show their support for candidates at all levels, and to have a real voice in the party's platform. Follow the links below to find out where caucuses are taking place near you:
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MAWA opens new Satellite Center in Brooklyn Park

MAWA opens new Satellite Center in Brooklyn Park

It has become evident that many refugees have seized their newfound opportunities. Minnesota has seen an increase in the number of African-owned businesses, school enrollment, specific television programming and in general an overall presence, particularly in Brooklyn Park; which is why the Minnesota African Women's Association (MAWA) has just opened up its newest satellite location there.
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After South Carolina: Can Obama capture a wider swath of voters?

After South Carolina:  Can Obama capture a wider swath of voters?

With his victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday, Sen. Barack Obama offered convincing proof of his ability to appeal to Black voters. But to stay on course for the Democratic nomination when 22 states vote on Feb. 5, analysts say, Senator Obama will need to reach further and wider.

African-Americans are a big part of the Democratic vote in Georgia, Alabama, and a few other Super Tuesday states. But experts say Obama's fortunes on Feb. 5 will hinge on the groups of voters responsible for his only other win, in Iowa: independents, college students, and well-educated and affluent whites.

Above: Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Barack Obama greets supporters at his South Carolina primary night rally in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday.
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President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address

President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address

Last night at 8:00 pm, President Bush delivered his last State of the Union Address inside the Chamber of the United States House of Representatives. Major highlights included the economy, immigration, peace in Israel, Iraq, military and veteran's benefits.

Read the transcript here.
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Minneapolis Institute of Arts feature African Arts and Culture for Family Day

Minneapolis Institute of Arts feature African Arts and Culture for Family Day


A festive introduction to African arts and culture is the focus of Family Day on Sunday, February 10, 11 A.M.-5 P.M. at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). Collaborating with St. Cloud resident and Cameroon native Fred Yiran, the MIA presents "Sharing Africa: Sights, Sounds, and Symbols." This Family Day will feature music, stories, drums, dance, and art-making activities, all free and open to the public. The art of sharing will be the underlying theme for the day's events.
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Minnesota Department of Human Rights announces the hiring of Michael Browne and Mario Hernandez

Minnesota Department of Human Rights announces the hiring of Michael Browne and Mario Hernandez


The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filled two key positions by hiring Michael K. Browne, former Interim Director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, and Mario Hernandez, former Executive Director of La Escuelita. Browne will serve as the department's Manager, Legal Affairs, coordinating appeals, conciliations, settlements and other legal matters. Hernandez will work with the Commissioner of Human Rights Velma Korbel on legislative matters and will assist with community outreach.
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Obama support spreads as he wins South Carolina - Now what?

Obama support spreads as he wins South Carolina - Now what?

The eyes of the people at Gate A15 at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta were focused in one direction - and that was not on the flight monitor.

Heads were turned upward, ears straining to hear the TV set hanging from the ceiling. On the screen the figures showed that Barack Obama had just defeated Hillary Clinton 55 percent to 27 percent in South Carolina's Democratic Primary with John Edwards hanging in with 18 percent.
Photo: Reuters
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Caroline Kennedy endorses Barack Obama

Caroline Kennedy endorses Barack Obama

In an op-ed published Sunday in The New York Times, Caroline Kennedy announced her support for Senator Barack Obama, citing his judgment in opposing the Iraq war from the start, his character in running a dignified campaign, and his ability to unite this entire nation around a common purpose.
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Q Health Connections PHYTT For Life Youth Center opens in South Minneapolis

Q Health Connections PHYTT For Life Youth Center opens in South Minneapolis

Q Health Connections' PHYTT For Life Youth Center located inside Sabathani Community Center opened in South Minneapolis on January 23rd. "The mission of the Q Health Connections' PHYTT For Life Youth Center is to give our young people a safe place where they can excel and learn in a supportive environment," said Clarence Jones, Director of Q Health Connections. "We want them to become strong, responsible and responsive citizens and we believe this Center will provide a space for them to begin that process," said Jones.
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Prince Hall Black White Ball

Prince Hall Black  White Ball


It was a moment reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream and one that will forever be marked down in Masonic history. On Saturday January 12 at the annual Black & White ball at the Zurah Shrine Center, Keith Johnson, Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, became the first African American to be escorted by the Zurah Shrine bagpipers of the AF and AM brothers.
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Barack Obama in Twin Cities Saturday at the Target Center

Barack Obama in Twin Cities Saturday at the Target Center

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will rally his supporters in the Twin Cities on Saturday, Feb. 2, three days before Minnesota's precinct caucuses. The rally will take place at the Target Center - 600 First Avenue North Minneapolis. Doors open: 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Sign up at http://mn.barackobama.com/minneapolis. Tickets will also be available at the ticket distribution locations beginning Thursday, January 31st.
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