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Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights March

Congressman Ellison leads Minnesota March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s Historic Civil Rights MarchMINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
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The "Peoples Stadium" should have the Best Value for the People"

The Football season is upon us and this is by far my favorite time of the year. As the lights glare, teams line up, and the competition begins in Minnesota we will not just be cheering on the team but thinking of the future of football in our town. Later this year, behind the current Metrodome, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new stadium to hold our Minnesota Vikings.
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Mural project celebrates identity

Mural project celebrates identityCommunities throughout the country know what it looks like when people of various cultures are at odds with each other.

The result can be mistrust, name-calling, fights and even death. Often times it is based on misunderstandings and lack of communications.
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Robert Huggar headlines Urban League Family Day

Robert Huggar headlines Urban League Family DayAs a highlight of the Minneapolis Urban League's 24th annual Family Day celebration, hometown hero, Robert Lavelle Huggar, better known as R.L., former lead singer of R&B group Next returns home to perform.
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Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made history

Another march, another dream: 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. made historyIt was a time of terror and trouble. In the years before and after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, there were repeated and widespread acts of violence. In Birmingham, Alabama, earlier that summer, four young black girls died in a church bombing. Near Philadelphia, Mississippi, less than a year later, three Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered and buried in an earthen dam.
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Romanian snaps up deals for West African resources

Romanian snaps up deals for West African resources(GIN) – Flying just under the radar, a Romanian national has been signing lucrative deals for manganese, oil, gas and other high value minerals, leading flattering news reports to dub him "the Emperor of West Africa."
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Funk/soul/jazz greats come together for Dakota Jazz Club shows

Funk/soul/jazz greats come together for Dakota Jazz Club showsMint Condition’s Stokley Williams to drum during performances 

As long as there have been bands, there have been collaborations of great musicians coming together to form “superbands.”
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Standing at Mandela’s prison window

Standing at Mandela’s prison windowSocial entrepreneur Tene Wells: Telling the universe our desires

Last month, I traveled to South Africa to look out a window. 


After a series of challenges in 2009, when I was fired, I questioned the trappings of my past successes and corporate security and decided it was time for me to do my: soul work. I applied and received a Bush Fellowship. As I envisioned my new life I decided that one of my learning objectives would include a trip to South Africa to witness the sparks of a new economy. However, the bigger objective was to look out the window of Nelson Mandela’s jail cell.
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Tom Joyner Foundation and Allstate join forces to raise scholarship funds

Tom Joyner Foundation and Allstate join forces to raise scholarship fundsFar too often, Historically Black Colleges and Universities' (HBCUs) students are unable to afford their dream of attending college and earning a degree. Recent changes to federal student loan policies are disproportionately affecting HBCU students, forcing approximately 28,000 HBCU students to drop out of school last year due to a lack of funds.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Nonprofit success: more than "feel good"

FUNdraising Good Times: Nonprofit success: more than Part two of a two part interview

Success in business is not enough. In fact, nonprofit involvement –and giving – can be a greater "buzz" than continued business growth. "After becoming reasonably able to share, a person realizes that the buzz you get from sharing can be greater than the buzz you get from daily life in business. Ten percent growth year-after-year doesn't always equal the buzz of giving ten percent to the community." That's the experience of Mike Bruns, founder of Comtrak Logistics, a national transportation and logistics company headquartered in Memphis.
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PJ Richardson: Life coaching via the Queen’s Project

PJ Richardson: Life coaching via the Queen’s ProjectThe Queen’s Project, a self-esteem building school program that is facilitated by its founder, Penny “P.J.” Jones-Richardson, sparked inspiration for the novel, “Nobody told me I was a Queen.”
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