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Ellison urges voters to reject voter ID amendment

Nearly 200 people turned out for a town hall forum to discuss the proposed Minnesota voter identification amendment set for the November ballot.

The forum, which took place at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park, was packed with mostly all who oppose the change to Minnesota’s Constitution. US Rep. Keith Ellison said the proposed amendment is a clear attempt by Republicans to disenfranchise minority voters who tend to vote heavily Democratic.
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Ellison calls for tolerance and understanding

The disturbing mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple had prompted Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison to call for tolerance and understanding of all cultures.

The alleged shooter, Wade Michael Page, 40, is said to have had ties with a white supremacist organization and may have targeted the temple because he believed the temple to be a Muslim house of worship.
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Candidate endorsements going into primary

The following is a list of candidates receiving endorsements from various sources for the upcoming Aug. 14 primaries.

Womenwinning has endorsed multiple candidates such as State Rep. District 59B candidate Terra Cole, Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 candidates Tonia Johnson, Linda Higgins and Paula Pentel. Pentel is also endorsed by Hennepin County Sheriff Deputies Association.

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Black Enterprise Oval Office interview with President Obama

Black Enterprise Oval Office interview with President Obama

Excerpts from the interview are included below:

Pictured: In August's Black Enterprise magazine, SVP/Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle goes exclusively one-on-one with President Barack Obama concerning the needs, concerns and criticism from the Black business community.

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Jamaica celebrates independence day with Olympic glory

Jamaica celebrates independence day with Olympic glory

Jamaica is basking in its independence day celebrations a day after Usain Bolt retained the Olympic gold medal in the men's 100m, with his compatriot Yohan Blake taking the silver.

Pictured: Jamaicans partied after Usain Bolt romped home with his 100m gold medal.

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The Romney-Ryan Position on the Wind Energy Tax Credit is Publicly Rebuked in Iowa

CHICAGO -- With President Obama continuing to campaign in Iowa today, it's important to note how local editorial boards have publicly rebuked Mitt Romney's opposition to the Wind Energy Tax Credit, which is set to expire at the end of this year. Unlike President Obama, who supports extending the tax credit, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to let the credits expire, which would put thousands of jobs at risk in Iowa and other states.

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The Children's Crusade

The Children's Crusade

On any given weekday morning in 1963 average schoolchildren stood upright in classrooms, hand over heart, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a customary act. Ironically, the lives of average Black children and their families during that time were at odds with the pledge's line, "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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H.H.H. speech pathway to Ellison, Obama

H.H.H. speech pathway to Ellison, Obama

Pictured: Former President Bill Clinton helps in unveiling the Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Statue on the Capitol Mall.

The man who is arguably Minnesota's most revered son is now memorialized with a statue on the mall of the State Capitol.

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TRANSCRIPT 1948 DNC: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

TRANSCRIPT 1948 DNC: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

Transcript 1948 DNC - Hubert Humphrey

This is the text of the address Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey of Minneapolis delivered before the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 14, 1948, supporting his civil rights amendment to the party platform:

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Rep. Keith Ellison Appears on Colbert Report

Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) appeared on the Colbert Report’s “Better Know a District” series last night to discuss anti-Muslim witch hunts, his chances of being Mitt Romney’s running mate, and whether or not Minneapolis is in the United States

Better Know a District - Minnesota's 5th - Keith Ellisonwww.colbertnation.com

Millions of ex-offenders given a voting ‘Death Sentence’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Nearly 6 million former prisoners –1 million of them Black – will not be able to vote in the November presidential election because of state laws that continue to punish them even after they have completed their sentences, according to a recent report by the Sentencing Project.
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