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Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington Carver

Keynote speaker James R. Talton warns against irrelevancy: Tuskegee University honors George Washington CarverTUSKEGEE, Ala. — The Tuskegee University community honored the life and legacy of its most renowned professor, George Washington Carver. After a procession of faculty and staff in academic regalia, the 14th Annual George Washington Carver Convocation was held today in the University Chapel.
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Businessman wrecks Lamborghini, city park, faces insurance fraud charge

A real-life Ferris Bueller was charged Friday with insurance fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking a high-priced sports car belonging to a customer and crashing it in the early morning.
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Twin Cities janitors, security officers begin preparations for a strike

After months of dealing with bad bargaining by employers, Twin Cities janitors and security officers have set a date for a strike vote. Today members of SEIU Local 26 began circulating strike petitions for a vote scheduled for February 9.
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Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History

Young Blacks have not lost appreciation for Black History WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although born long after the 1963 March on Washington and passage of landmark legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many Black youth are excited about celebrating Black History Month in February.
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Henry Patriots create new skiing tradition

Henry Patriots create new skiing tradition“Did you run here?” a surprised Minneapolis ski coach asked Joe Clifton as he trotted up to the Wirth Chalet for at 4pm for his afternoon ski practice. Joe was in a t-shirt and had just run from school to practice as a warm up before snapping into his skis. His younger brother Andrew, a freshman on the team, was close at his heels, and a few of his teammates arrived moments later via the city bus.
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Aaliyah Kellogg joins Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Aaliyah Kellogg joins Scholastic News Kids Press Corps A love for music and an inquisitive mind have landed 11-year-old Aaliyah Kellogg opportunities of a lifetime and a chance to report for Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
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ProBid teaches the business side of business

ProBid teaches the business side of business Possessing a skill for a trade does not necessarily mean that a person has a skill for business.
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Governor Dayton appoints Judge Pamela G. Alexander to fill Fourth Judicial District vacancy

Governor Dayton appoints Judge Pamela G. Alexander to fill Fourth Judicial District vacancyGovernor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Judge Pamela G. Alexander as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District. Judge Alexander will be replacing The Honorable Robert A. Blaeser, who recently retired. The judgeship will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
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Thirty-five years of service: Sylvia Loveless retires from Minneapolis Urban League

Thirty-five years of service: Sylvia Loveless retires from Minneapolis Urban LeagueSylvia Loveless Amos is a long time north Minneapolis resident who loves her community.
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Veterans seek presidential recognition for legendary Buffalo Soldier

Veterans seek presidential recognition for legendary Buffalo SoldierCALIFORNIA -- In honor of Black History Month 2013, The National Coalition of Black Veterans Organizations has come together to advocate for the promotion of the late Colonel Charles Young, the legendary Buffalo Soldier who was medically discharged from the United States Army on January 22, 1917. Colonel Charles Young was recalled in 1918 in the grade of colonel after riding 500 miles to demonstrate his fitness to serve on active military duty. The Veterans have drafted a letter (See attached letter with Resolutions) requesting that the President issue a Proclamation elevating Colonel Young to the honorary rank of Brigadier General during Black History Month 2013.
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Edelman: American education system in crisis

Edelman: American education system in crisisIt was cold (the thermometer showed -9) and it was early (doors opened at 7 a.m.) but for the 2,000-plus in attendance at the 23rd annual MLK Breakfast, the early morning cold was no obstacle.
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