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Nov 23rd


Michelle Obama wows Londoners

(NNPA) -  Stylish hair, clothes and shoes. Buffed arms and an unmistakable air of grace, beauty and poise. They’re all synonymous with first lady Michelle Obama who continues to wow crowds everywhere she goes - and her recent trip to the United Kingdom along with President Barack Obama has been no different.

Al Flowers announces Minneapolis Mayoral run

Al Flowers announces Minneapolis Mayoral runAl Flowers, a longtime community advocate and owner of Best Reflections Daycare in Minneapolis, will formally announce his candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis, on Thursday, April 9, at 11:00a.m., in Kenny Park, located at1328 West 58th Street, in Minneapolis.  The event is open to the public, with members of the media invited to attend.

Driven to Drive Less in Minnesota

If people drive fewer miles, will policies from zoning to energy change to reflect a shift away from the culture of the car? The latest figures from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) say miles driven in Minnesota in December 2008 were down 3.3 percent when compared with the year before.

Sen. Pappas a champion for racial justice

The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) presented findings last week from the 2008 Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity evaluating the Governor and state legislature on key legislation effecting communities of color.

John Hope Franklin, a ‘Mighty Scholar’, brought clarity to Black struggle in America

John Hope Franklin, a ‘Mighty Scholar’, brought clarity to Black struggle in AmericaWASHINGTON (NNPA) – When historian, author, and scholar John Hope Franklin mounted the stage at the Newsmaker of the Year Awards Gala three years ago, he told the members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, “I think that I deserve this reward for reasons you may not know.”

Julian Bond gets NAACP top honor

Julian Bond gets NAACP top honorThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Board of Directors announces that its Chairman, Hon. Julian Bond, will be the 94th recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor. Bond will receive the award during the NAACP National Convention in New York City July 16 at the annual Spingarn Dinner as the Association continues celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding.

National Urban League’s The State of Black America® 2009 report shows Black and white equality still needs work

(NEW YORK)  – As the entire country observed the historic election of President Barack Obama amid one of the worst economic crises this nation has ever seen, these are the ‘best of times and the worst of times’ for black America.  The National Urban League, today, released the State of Black America (SOBA) 2009 report which shows that while the entire country is hurting during these tough economic times, African-Americans are disproportionately hurting worse.

McCollum touts $11.6 million in Recovery Act funds for public housing in 4th district

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) today highlighted over $11 million in federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for public housing going to St. Paul, South St. Paul, Dakota and Washington Counties.

State of Black America

The National Urban League is calling on President Barack Obama to specifically address Black unemployment, foreclosures, education and health care.

John Hope Franklin democratized American history

John Hope Franklin democratized American historyNAACP Chairman Julian Bond and NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous noting the death of historian and activist John Hope Franklin, said, “America has lost a real treasure with the death of John Hope Franklin. He was a pioneer in democratizing American history, giving Black Americans a proper place in the development of the United States. His magnificent work, From Slavery to Freedom, insures people of color will not be forgotten when the American story is told. He was more than America's most prominent historian - his civic activism set a high standard for academics, marching in Selma, serving on numerous commissions and advising presidents.

Congolese woman wins Freedom Prize

(GIN) - “As a journalist, I found that Congolese women were silenced and I decided to battle for their freedom of expression.”
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