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Apr 27th

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Unsure about MNsure

Unsure about MNsure“We get the misery, they get the money,” said one elder, describing the frustration being voiced in the Black community at the lack of genuine engagement of Black legacy institutions in connecting Black Minnesotans to the new insurance exchange created by the Obama administration for the purpose of improving access to healthcare.
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PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: Tyrone Minor

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE: Tyrone MinorClose to four out of five African-American women are overweight or obese.
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Hussein Samatar loses battle with leukemia, dies at 45

Hussein Samatar loses battle with leukemia, dies at 45Hussein Samatar, the first Somali born citizen to hold public office in the state of Minnesota, died on Sunday, Aug. 25.
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Twin Cities marchers honor legacy of March on Washington

Twin Cities marchers honor legacy of March on Washington Hundreds turned out in St. Paul to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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President Obama commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

President Obama commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on WashingtonRemarks delivered by President Obama today at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial.
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More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP tests

More than $28 million in grants awarded to 42 states to cover fees charged to low-income students for taking AP testsThe U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement (AP) tests.
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Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights March

Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights MarchMINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
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The "Peoples Stadium" should have the Best Value for the People"

The Football season is upon us and this is by far my favorite time of the year. As the lights glare, teams line up, and the competition begins in Minnesota we will not just be cheering on the team but thinking of the future of football in our town. Later this year, behind the current Metrodome, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium to hold our Minnesota Vikings.
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Mural project celebrates identity

Mural project celebrates identityCommunities throughout the country know what it looks like when people of various cultures are at odds with each other.

The result can be mistrust, name-calling, fights and even death. Often times it is based on misunderstandings and lack of communications.
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Robert Huggar headlines Urban League Family Day

Robert Huggar headlines Urban League Family DayAs a highlight of the Minneapolis Urban League's 24th annual Family Day celebration, hometown hero, Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known as R.L., former lead singer of R&B group Next returns home to perform.
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Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made history

Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made historyIt was a time of terror and trouble. In the years before and after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, there were repeated and widespread acts of violence. In Birmingham, Alabama, earlier that summer, four young black girls died in a church bombing. Near Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than a year later, three Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered and buried in an earthen dam.
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