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An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm Black?'

An old song still resonates: 'Is it because I'm Black?'This month, Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson releases a new album, and at age 76 his music is as powerful as ever. But this story isn't about his new songs. It's about an old one, and what it means today.
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Legislators support Urban League 13th grade initiative

The Minneapolis Urban League introduced it's 13th Grade Pilot Program for enactment by the Minnesota State Legislature. Co-authored by Jeff Hayden and Bobby Champion in the Senate and Raymond Dehn and Will Morgan in the House, the measure could potentially impact over 3,000 young adults ages 18-26, placing them on college and career pathways by 2015.
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Special Report: Life in China from fusion cuisine to live snakes

Special Report: Life in China from fusion cuisine to live snakes(SECOND IN A SERIES)

BEIJING (NNPA) – When Julia Wilson visited China for the first time in 2002, no one had to tell the former Los Angeles television reporter why China was known as "the Kingdom of Bikes."
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Photo of the Day, March 18, 2013

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2013President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests following the Women’s History Month reception in the East Room of the White House, March 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Journalist finds another outlet to channel creativity

Journalist finds another outlet to channel creativity Her jewelry is more than just her art; to Robyne Robinson it is her way of giving back to what she feels it has given to her.

For years, people watched Robinson anchor the evening news on KMSP-TV (Fox 9) but now she can be found doing another thing she loves – making jewelry. Though Robinson established her jewelry line, Rox, in 2003, it did not become a primary focus until after she stepped away from television and served as gubernatorial running mate to DFL candidate Matt Entenza in 2010.
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White House Photo of the Day

White House Photo of the DayBo, the Obama family dog, follows First Lady Michelle Obama as she walks across the South Lawn of the White House towards the Kitchen Garden, March 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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Progressive Caucus Leaders Demand Administration's Full Response on Drones

Progressive Caucus Leaders Demand Administration's Full Response on DronesWashington, D.C.— Rep. Barbara Lee, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force, with CPC Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and Caucus members John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Mike Honda, Rush Holt, and Jim McGovern, Monday sent a letter requesting the full, unclassified release of information surrounding the Obama administration's drone policy. Rep. Conyers is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.
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Striking janitorial workers claim unfair labor practices

Alleging mistreatment, low wages and poor working conditions, a group of striking workers recently protested outside of the Target Cooperation headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.
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Rosa Parks honored by Congress with full-length statue

Rosa Parks honored by Congress with full-length statueWASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Black History Month came to a close, a Civil Rights icon made history once again in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
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African American DFL Caucus to screen mayor, city council candidates

African American DFL Caucus to screen mayor, city council candidatesThe African American DFL Caucus from 10AM to 4PM March 16, 2013 conducts candidate screening for Mayor and City Council of Minneapolis at The Carlson School of Management, West Bank University of MN.
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Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone Justice

Dollars and Sense: The Case for Prison Phone JusticeThere are over 2.4 million children with a mother or father in jail or prison right now and tragically the high-cost of prison phone calls is cutting them off from contact. For 15,000 children in Minnesota this is a lived reality. Prison phone rates unfairly punish prisoners’ families, forcing them to pay up to $20 for a 15-minute collect phone call to speak with a loved one in prison. Thankfully, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking steps that would lower the cost of prison phone calls. The FCC recently initiated a proceeding, to determine if federal regulation is necessary for interstate prison telephone calling systems.
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