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Spanish police arrest notorious 'blood diamond' trafficker

Spanish police arrest notorious 'blood diamond' trafficker
(GIN) – A U.S.-based businessman whose dealings in 'blood diamonds' replicated scenes from the 2006 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio was pulled him off an aircraft by police in Malaga, Spain. He was said to have a ticket for New York.
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Richfield's Alex Morales stationed at Manama, Bahrain

Richfield's Alex Morales stationed at Manama, BahrainMANAMA, Bahrain – A 2014 Edina graduate and Richfield, Minnesota native is serving on the mine countermeasures ship USS Monsoon.

US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Morales is a machinist's mate and lives and works at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, where USS Monsoon is based. Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Arabian Gulf.
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MNHS earns prestigious grant to extend life of cultural heritage collection

MNHS earns prestigious grant to extend life of cultural heritage collectionThe Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) received a major grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement energy-efficient ways to protect the audiovisual material in the collections.
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Denisha Richardson begins Peace Corps service in Fiji

Denisha Richardson begins Peace Corps service in FijiDenisha Richardson, 30, of Bloomington has been accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Fiji to begin training as a youth development volunteer.

Richardson will live and work at the community level to promote and develop healthy lifestyles and environmental awareness in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth and Sport. She will coordinate several skill-building activities, including co-teaching life skills classes, after school clubs and school gardens.
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After Hurricane Katrina: Changing hearts, minds and systems

After Hurricane Katrina: Changing hearts, minds and systemsNEW ORLEANS - Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, it's time for midcourse corrections in the restoration efforts. The coalitions of foundations, nonprofits and government should pause to ensure that their investments will improve upon the pre-Katrina conditions in communities of color and that the racial and class inequities that existed prior to the storm are being adequately addressed.
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Education reforms need nurturing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Education reforms need nurturing in the aftermath of Hurricane KatrinaPresident Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that Hurricane Katrina was the best thing to happen to schoolchildren in New Orleans because prior to the storm, the city had one of the worst performing school districts in America.
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Black designer lights up GM

Black designer lights up GMWASHINGTON (NNPA) – If you're driving down a highway, street or tunnel anywhere in North America and you see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there's a good chance you're seeing the work of Martin Davis, a talented, young African American designer who works for General Motors.
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One year after MikeBrown: Response of some police, politicians not maturated

One year after MikeBrown: Response of some police, politicians not maturatedAnticipation for the commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown Jr. by then-Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was high. Clergy community and civil leaders, gathered to remember "Mike-Mike"'s life, death and aftermath that sparked a movement.
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U.S. Black Chamber pressing auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars African-Americans projected to spend $24 billion on automobile industry this year

U.S. Black Chamber pressing auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars African-Americans projected to spend $24 billion on automobile industry this yearWASHINGTON, D.C. - This year alone, African-Americans are projected to spend as much as $24 billion on new cars and other vehicles from America's auto industry. Yet, research shows that, commensurate with their spending, Black consumers have little to show for their support of car dealerships, except the shiny new purchases in their driveways.
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The importance of women of color voters: Then and now

The importance of women of color voters: Then and nowOver the past several years, advocates around the country have been fighting to preserve and restore one of American citizens' most basic rights: the right to vote. Voting access is critical to fulfilling the nation's promise of equality and ensuring that all citizens—regardless of their race, gender, or ethnicity—are able to fully participate in the democratic process. For women and people of color, the power of the vote has been instrumental in helping to expand opportunities in employment, education, and beyond and to level the playing field so that everyone has a chance to succeed.
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Protecting a gift from the creator: Anishinabe harvest wild rice to test their treaty rights

Protecting a gift from the creator: Anishinabe harvest wild rice to test their treaty rightsWhat's a person supposed to do when they are trying to engage in an act of civil disobedience and the authorities refuse to arrest them, let alone issue a citation?

That's the predicament a group of protesters from the 1855 Treaty Authority found themselves in when the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decided to allow certain members of the group to harvest wild rice without licenses outside of reservation land, on the very day the protest took place.
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