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The nationwide push for police reform

The nationwide push for police reformWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities across the nation.
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10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive"

10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive, I only got Maced."
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Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King

Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King"The King of Blues," B.B. King, was a living legend and iconic figure.
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Star Tribune still wrong about Minneapolis Urban League

Star Tribune still wrong about Minneapolis Urban LeagueI’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the Star Tribune’s relentless unsubstantiated attacks on the credibility of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL), an 89 year old civil rights organization, has me wondering if they have declared open season on legacy institutions.
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Blacks lag in accessing high-speed internet

Blacks lag in accessing high-speed internetWASHINGTON (NNPA) – As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity in who's online and who isn't is often called the digital divide – and Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be in the latter group.
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Hodges: Inclusive growth critical

Hodges: Inclusive growth criticalMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges participated in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington, D.C.
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California Dreaming:

California Dreaming:Master nail technician Ryan Morgan last month took the scenic route, scanning the horizon over Hollister, CA. in his first ever skydive. Morgan said he and friends found a super coupon offer for Hollister Skydiving, and decided to go for it. "You have to sign your life away, promise that you won't sue and that your relatives won't sue. And they tell you "accidents do happen..."
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Robyne Robinson to emcee Fundraiser for the MN Malcolm X Conference

Robyne Robinson to emcee Fundraiser for the MN Malcolm X ConferenceFriday May 22, Robyne Robinson former KMSP anchor and local personality will emcee and host A Fundraiser: "A night of poetry, song, inspiration and dessert." The Fundraiser is being held to raise money for the upcoming 2nd annual MN Malcolm X Conference (June 13). The fundraiser will be held Friday May 22 from 6 to 8pm at the SEIU local 26 office 706 North 1st "Street Mpls, in the North Loop.
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Despite deep concern over cost-sharing increases, TakeAction Minnesota thanks Governor Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Bakk, Senator Lourey for tenacious leadership in successful protection of legacy MinnesotaCare Program

Despite deep concern over cost-sharing increases, TakeAction Minnesota thanks Governor Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Bakk, Senator Lourey for tenacious leadership in successful protection of legacy MinnesotaCare ProgramTakeAction Minnesota released the following statement thanking Dayton, Bakk and Lourey for their leadership in ensuring MinnesotaCare will remain intact and not be repealed despite an intensive effort to abolish the program by House Republicans:
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Revive the Minnesota News Council

Revive the Minnesota News CouncilURBAN VIEWS
The letter below was written by Anthony Morley and submitted to the Star Tribune on May 10. Mr. Morley is a former Star Tribune editorial writer. He makes the case that the paper should support the revival of the Minnesota News Council and ‘seize the opportunity’ to engage with other media outlets and the public on questions of unfair coverage, particularly in light of complaints from well-known voices in the African American community. The Star Tribune declined to print Mr. Morley’s letter.
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10-year-old pepper-sprayed by police during downtown protest

10-year-old pepper-sprayed by police during downtown protestA 10-year old boy was among protestors subjected to spraying of a harsh chemical irritant by a Minneapolis Police Department officer Wednesday night. About 100 people took to the streets in downtown Minneapolis, marching in support of Tony Robinson, killed in March by a Madison, WI police officer. The street protest was to show solidarity for protesters in Madison, WI who are angry that a police officer would be charged for the killing of a 19-year-old man.
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