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Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice

Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justiceLawyer, professor, scholar-activist, preacher, mom, volunteer and blogger, Nekima Levy-Pounds has a lot on her plate. The recent Star Tribune blogger (in addition to her writing for MinnPost and TC Daily Planet) is being thrown accolades left and right, but she takes it all in stride.
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METRO Green Line opening day

METRO Green Line opening dayOn June 14, after almost two decades of anticipation, the METRO Green Line (formerly called the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project) officially opened for service during a celebration at Union Depot Station in downtown St. Paul.
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Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and president

Cunningham appointed 7th MEDA CEO and presidentFor only the seventh time in its 43-year history, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) announced a new president and CEO.
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'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to rise

'Invest in our girls,' says Liberia's 'Ma Ellen,' if Africa is to riseJun. 16 (GIN) – In an open letter dated June 16 – the International Day of the African Child – Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf warned there would be no "Africa Rising" without a serious investment in young girls.
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A call to action: My brother's keeper initiative

A call to action: My brother's keeper initiativeAm I my brother's keeper?

The My Brother's Keeper initiative was launched in late February by President Barack Obama to create equal access to opportunities by eliminating barriers to success faced by young men of color. It focuses on unveiling the full potential of young men of color through an assets-based approach. The president shared his own personal experience of growing up without a father in the home and making some bad choices. However, he also highlights what led to his success.
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Lunds: Speaking customers' languages

Lunds: Speaking customers' languagesMore than 30 years ago, I was a young immigrant who made his long journey from Egypt – a very old country, but to America, a very new country.
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Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV Stations

Pluria Marshall, Jr. Group purchases three TV StationsPluria Marshall Jr. has purchased three FOX-affiliated television full-power stations – KLJB-TV in Davenport, Iowa; KMSS-TV in Shreveport, La., and KPEJ-TV in Odessa, Tex. For $58.5 million through his Marshall Broadcasting Group (MBG – pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval.
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P.J. Patterson: Jamaica suffering from severe decline in moral values

P.J. Patterson: Jamaica suffering from severe decline in moral valuesTwo decades after he launched a national 'Values and Attitude' campaign to arrest Jamaica's moral declines, a former Prime Minister believes conditions have gotten worse instead of improving.
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Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel: 'I'm still standing'

Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel: 'I'm still standing'WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.
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Jackson praises Google for releasing equal-employment data

Jackson praises Google for releasing equal-employment dataThe Rev. Jesse Jackson said Internet search engine giant Google has done the right thing by releasing data of how many minorities and women it employs.
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Ray Boone, crusading editor, champion journalist, dead at 76

Ray Boone, crusading editor, champion journalist, dead at 76(Richmond Free Press) - Raymond Harold "Ray" Boone had a snappy response when the infuriated commander at an Army outpost in South Carolina threatened to lock him in the stockade for staying seated when the band played the Southern anthem "Dixie."
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