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"ONE NATION WITH NEWS FOR ALL": New exhibit explores the role of ethnic media in America

WASHINGTON —On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project.
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Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPAMIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about.

Last week, leaders of the group representing more than 500 of the nation's most influential DJs met with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Cloves Campbell and a partnership was established that will give them access to approximately 200 Black newspapers. In turn, NNPA will have a strong connection with a new generation of readers.
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CLC acts as legal advocates for children in foster care

CLC acts as legal advocates for children in foster careSo what is it like to be a child in foster care?

The following is an excerpt taken from the website of the Children's Law Center of Minnesota (CLC). It states, "Imagine that you are 12-years-old. You and your 14-year-old brother have been neglected by your mother and sexually abused by her boyfriends. You are taken from your mother and her rights are terminated because she is chemically dependent and has been arrested for selling drugs."
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McCollum, Ellison mourn the passing of Jim Oberstar

McCollum, Ellison mourn the passing of Jim OberstarCongresswoman Betty McCollum and Congressman Keith Ellison issued statements mourning the death of former Minnesota Congressman James L. Oberstar, 79, who represented Minnesota's 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011.
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Congresswoman Hahn walks out in defense of President Obama

Congresswoman Hahn walks out in defense of President ObamaRep. Janice Hahn walked out of the National Day of Prayer event last Thursday, because of outrageous and slanderous remarks made by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family.
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Rep. Ellison statement on negotiations between Israel and Palestinian Authority

Rep. Ellison statement on negotiations between Israel and Palestinian AuthorityWASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after the negotiating period between Israel and the Palestinian Authority expired:
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Pelosi-Johnson on 2014 Organizing Corps

Pelosi-Johnson on 2014 Organizing CorpsApplications are open now for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) 2014 Organizing Corps. The program is devoted to training a new generation of diverse, relentless and inspired organizers across the nation, said House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi this week in a note to party leaders.
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SEIU Minnesota State Council endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor

SEIU Minnesota State Council endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayorThe Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, endorsed Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park mayor.

Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, chose to endorse Joy because of what the union called her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.
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Bridging foster care and adoption

Bridging foster care and adoptionEach year, nearly 250,000 children nationwide enter the foster care system.

Of that, about half remain in the system for a significant duration of time. And the older the child, the less likely are the chances for adoption. In many ways, these kids are part of a forgotten population, but one area organization is seeking to bring greater awareness to these sometimes forgotten children; and most importantly, find permanent adoptive homes for the kids.
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Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota's equity gap for communities of color

Disparities in marijuana enforcement widen Minnesota's equity gap for communities of colorBlacks in Minnesota are 6.4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites, one of the nation's highest disparities, according to FBI statistics. Minnesota 2020's latest report, Collateral Costs, finds these disproportionate arrest rates further exacerbate equity gaps for individuals and neighborhoods in communities of color.
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DNA: The truth of our identities

DNA: The truth of our identitiesCallie Riser and Norma Miller were among the hundreds of Twin Cities residents engaged in a two-day event on African-American genealogy at the beginning of last month at downtown Minneapolis Central Library.
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