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Black unemployment drops faster than for Whites

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent in November, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The decrease of 1.1 percent was a sharper drop than for Whites (6.8 percent, from 7 percent in October) and Latinos (10 percent, the same as for the previous month), according to the monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Economy pushes youth out of workforce

Economy pushes youth out of workforceMany Minnesota youth and young adults are struggling in this economy to find jobs and gain skills that will help them build their careers, according to a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation titled Youth and Work.
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Rothman named to Securities Administrators legislation committee

Rothman named to Securities Administrators legislation committeeMinnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has been appointed to the Federal Legislation Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). This position will provide Commissioner Rothman the opportunity to weigh in on NASAA’S national pro-investor legislative agenda.
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Rothman named to Securities Administrators legislation committee

Rothman named to Securities Administrators legislation committeeMinnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has been appointed to the Federal Legislation Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). This position will provide Commissioner Rothman the opportunity to weigh in on NASAA’S national pro-investor legislative agenda.
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Dr. Josie Johnson honored

Dr. Josie Johnson honoredA lifetime of commitment and service was captured in one day when the Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights honored Dr. Josie Johnson with its Humanitarian Award.
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Dr. Josie Johnson honored

Dr. Josie Johnson honoredA lifetime of commitment and service was captured in one day when the Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights honored Dr. Josie Johnson with its Humanitarian Award.
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POVERTY: A Minnesota epidemic

For years an epidemic has been spreading right before our eyes; a virus allowed to fester in fertile ground. We see it, we read about it in report after report, we discuss and analyze it at countless meetings, at conferences and on hundreds of fact finding committees. 
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Ellison, Democrats post solid wins by mobilizing grassroots voters

With the election a month behind, already Democrats and Republicans are looking ahead to 2014 and 2016.
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African World AIDS Day event to be held

African World AIDS Day event to be heldThe ninth annual African World AIDS Day (AWAD) Event will take place 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8th at the Safari Restaurant and Banquet Center, 3010 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. The free event is sponsored by the AWAD Planning Committee and Safari Restaurant.
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White women in Black face spark nation-wide outrage

White women in Black face spark nation-wide outrageA video of two young white women in blackface mocking African-Americans and repeatedly using the N-word has gone viral and sparked nationwide outrage.
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Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Moss inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame  As Eleanor Roosevelt, America's first lady (1933-45), once asked, "Where, after all, do universal rights begin?”
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