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Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announces new slate of officers for 2014-2015: Gitaa named Chairman, Aguilar named President

Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announces new slate of officers for 2014-2015: Gitaa named Chairman, Aguilar named PresidentThe Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC) announced its 2014 – 2015 slate of officers including a new board chair, Tom Gitaa of Mshale Newspaper.
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Citizens march, rally against police brutality

Citizens march, rally against police brutalityNearly 100 people gathered in north Minneapolis to rally against police brutality.

The protest that brought out a diverse group of citizens was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality. Along with activities in the Twin Cities, protest and rallies were held in more than 90 other cities throughout the nation. The national coming together was spawned by the rash of deaths of people – most African-Americans – at the hands of police officers. In particular the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. has ignited outrage among citizens. Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed when he was killed and witnesses say he was surrendering when he was struck with the fatal bullet. It total, Brown was shot six times by Wilson.
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The elephant in the room, or, is this a scene from '12 Years a Slave?': Republicans relentless in attack on Senator Jeff Hayden

The elephant in the room, or, is this a scene from '12 Years a Slave?': Republicans relentless in attack on Senator Jeff HaydenMost of us don't get to the Capitol to witness the inner workings of our government.

When we do, most of the time, the experience is enlightening, encouraging and uplifting. We leave with a sense that justice prevails, that decency continues to emerge and that truth – even when crushed to the ground – eventually will rise and that freedom will reign.
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StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goals

StarTribune reports inaccurate: League exceeds MNsure goalsOver the past few months, I've been thoroughly disappointed in the political and one-sided reporting regarding organizations serving our community. Specifically, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) was mentioned in an October Star Tribune article regarding our participation in a MNsure grant. The story written by Star Tribune reporter Tony. Kennedy as it related to MUL is untrue and lacking in details – details I personally shared with Mr. Kennedy.
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Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendations

Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet promise January report, recommendationsMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced last week that her cradle to K cabinet is working on a year-end report that will outline policy, legislative and collaboration recommendations for 2015.

The cabinet has been meeting since spring, when Hodges convened the full first meeting of the cabinet.
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The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-Americans

The 2014 Elections: What's at stake for African-AmericansThe 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006.

Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But for African-Americans in particular, the outcome of the midterm elections next month may not only be a game changer, but also a game ender.
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Curious about the St. Paul Urban League?

Curious about the St. Paul Urban League?Many have expressed a curiosity and/or concern about the current status of the St. Paul Urban League, (SPUL).
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Carl Eller invents Moose 81 for MN Lottery and gamers

Carl Eller invents Moose 81 for MN Lottery and gamersCarl Eller is a Minnesota icon.

Eller is further cementing that leadership through his new and innovative game with the Minnesota State Lottery. Moose 81 is Eller's fully patented card game, branded with his Hall of Fame jersey number and "Moose" nickname.
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2014 general election: We endorse

2014 general election: We endorseInsight News endorses the following for the 2014 General Election:
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Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibility

Sudden closing of Community Action of Minneapolis shifts energy assistance responsibilityMinneapolis residents who received energy assistance from the nonprofit Community Action of Minneapolis were told this week that they will now be receiving their services through Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin.
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Not behind bars, but still barred from voting: Restoring the Vote for MN Felon Probationers

Not behind bars, but still barred from voting: Restoring the Vote for MN Felon ProbationersST. PAUL, Minn. - As voters prepare to head to the polls next month, a campaign is underway to restore voting privileges for some 50,000 Minnesotans who have been in trouble with the law.
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