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Union workers file federal civil rights charges against Cretex

Union workers file federal civil rights charges against CretexFifteen members of Laborers Local 563 filed Federal civil rights charges with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) against Cretex for its treatment of Latino workers.
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Court rules against Minnesota School of Science

Court rules against Minnesota School of Science A last minute rally of parents, students and staff was not enough to keep the Minnesota School of Science in its north Minneapolis home.
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Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march

Jobs still a key issue 50 years after historic D.C. march PHILADELPHIA (NNPA) – One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic as leaders discussed the famous march 50 years ago and an upcoming one planned for Saturday, Aug. 24.
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Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights

Civil rights leaders meet with President Obama on voting rights WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Voting Rights Act is down, but not out and civil rights leaders joined President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. at the White House Monday to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination.
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Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kale

Frogtown's Youth Farm raises leaders along with Tuscan kaleAbdi Dahir, a staff member with Youth Farm in Frogtown, looks to be about 16 and speaks about the organization with the confidence of a 29-year-old. It's his second year with the project. "We have three sites in Frogtown," he said. "We're the newest, two years old, but Youth Farm is in five other neighborhoods. Today we built a new compost and we watered the plants." It's almost noon and it's nearly 90 degrees. I ask him his age. "I'm 13," he said.
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Dress code memo causes stir at Salvation Army

Dress code memo causes stir at Salvation ArmyOfficials with the Salvation Army said a memo that banned hairstyles such as cornrows and dreadlocks was posted in error, and such hairstyles are in fact allowed for its workers.
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Rondo Days celebrates 30 years in St. Paul

Rondo Days celebrates 30 years in St. PaulYou couldn't have asked for better weather for the Rondo Days Grand Parade and Festival in Saint Paul, Saturday, July 20. The temperature was comfortably warm and the skies clear, as young and old gathered to celebrate the 30 Year Anniversary of the Rondo Days Festival.
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Senior’s Prom promotes wellness

Senior’s Prom promotes wellnessHeritage Park Senior Services held its First Annual Senior Gala/Prom on Friday, June 4th, 2013, in the Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Ave N, Minneapolis. The Gala provided older adults with a fun and safe place to interact with one another and helped promote the center’s main goal.
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Church Olympics brings together close to 30 churches, 2,500 participants

Church Olympics brings together close to 30 churches, 2,500 participantsThe Stairstep Foundation recently wrapped-up its 10th annual Church Olympics – a weeklong set of events designed to promote healthy living among the Twin Cities African-American population.
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Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday

Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthdayWASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black community joined the world in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela when he turned 95 on July 18. The Nelson Mandela Foundation created the international day of service following Mandela’s 90th birthday to celebrate the legacy of the anti-apartheid leader.
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New report demonstrates impossibility of living on the minimum wage in Minnesota

New report demonstrates impossibility of living on the minimum wage in MinnesotaFor a two-parent, two-child family, it costs $73,526 to secure a decent yet modest living in Minneapolis, a new report released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds. In What Families Need to Get By: The 2013 Update of EPI's Family Budget Calculator, Elise Gould, EPI director of health policy research, and her EPI colleagues explain that because poverty thresholds, generally set at the national level, were created to measure serious economic deprivation and do not account for community-specific costs, the dollar amount necessary for a family to attain a secure yet modest living is much higher than conventional estimates.
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