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West Broadway Business Profile: Paradise Beauty Salon

West Broadway Business Profile: Paradise Beauty SalonMarie Egbujor has been operating Paradise Beauty Salon on West Broadway in North Minneapolis since 2009. The inviting salon is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Ms. Egbujor is kept busy by her loyal clients; Paradise Beauty is famous for its Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-only specials: $75 for a full weave sew-in, and dread retouching for just $40.
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New brand announced: Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center

New brand announced: Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment CenterMay 10, 2014—The North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center, located at 1711 West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis, is one of the only YMCA facilities in the country dedicated solely to serving children and youth. On May 10, the facility was renamed the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center, to include the name of the man who played an essential role in its creation. Newly-elected Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who was unable to attend the ceremony, also passed along a proclamation officially declaring May 10th as Harold Mezile Day in the City of Minneapolis.
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Profile in Excellence: Jamil Ford

Profile in Excellence: Jamil FordNeighborhood Development Director, Director of External Communications

Jamil Ford lives and works in north Minneapolis, but his relationship goes far beyond that though.
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Makeda Zulu-Gillespie honored for outstanding community service

Makeda Zulu-Gillespie honored for outstanding community serviceMakeda Zulu-Gillespie was recently honored at a recognition reception held at University of Minnesota Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center in Minneapolis (UROC).
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MNsure Board sets 2015 premium withhold, elects Chair and Vice-Chair

MNsure Board sets 2015 premium withhold, elects Chair and Vice-ChairThe MNsure Board of Directors approved a 3.5% premium withhold on qualified health plans for the 2015 coverage year.
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Seeking transit justice

Seeking transit justiceMinneapolis, MN—On May 10, community members met with a panel of Metropolitan Council members and local transit riders to discuss the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit METRO Green Line Extension (SWLRT) and address the racial inequities present in the regional public transportation system.
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Ellison's Money Remittances Improvement Act: Helping support families back home in Somalia

Ellison's Money Remittances Improvement Act: Helping support families back home in SomaliaAcademy Award nominated actor and former Minneapolis resident Barkhad Abdi was in town to support the system of sending money from loved ones abroad to his native land of Somalia.
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Rights chief: Minneapolis insincere on civil rights legislation

Rights chief: Minneapolis insincere on civil rights legislationTensions at Minneapolis City Hall have been brewing over the city's Department of Civil Rights and have spilled into an over boil at a recent City Council board meeting.
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Reva Chamblis is seeking DFL endorsement for 2014 Brooklyn Park City Council seat at first ever Brooklyn Park DFL Endorsing Convention

Reva Chamblis is seeking DFL endorsement for 2014 Brooklyn Park City Council seat at first ever Brooklyn Park DFL Endorsing ConventionReva Chamblis, a 14 year resident of Brooklyn Park, who sits on both the city's Human Rights Commission and Public Safety Task Force, is seeking endorsement by the newly formed Brooklyn Park City DFL Unit (she has already received the DFL African American 'Caucus endorsement)q. The Brooklyn Park endorsing convention is being held at 2pm, Saturday, May 17th at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center. Reva is running on a progressive platform that includes "Prosperity and Equality for All" believing that the two values go hand in hand in creating "a more prosperous, safe, stable and engaged city."
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SWLRT Equity Coalition launches PeoplesTransit.org website

SWLRT Equity Coalition launches PeoplesTransit.org websiteSite advocates for transit enhancements to address racial and economic inequities along corridor

A growing coalition of organizations and transit riders launched a campaign and website on Thursday to promote a new dialog around construction of the Southwest light rail as the municipal consent process of public meetings gets underway. The first is a public forum in North Minneapolis to be held at Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) between transit riders and Met Council members on Saturday afternoon, May 10.
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Plymouth Avenue: The Nile River of North Minneapolis

Plymouth Avenue: The Nile River of North MinneapolisPart 2 in a series

The following is an excerpt from a recent "Conversations with Al McFarlane" which aired on KFAI-FM.

Al McFarlane
Michael Chaney is leading Project Sweetie Pie.
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