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LET'S STOP USING THE "P" WORD, NOW!

LET'S STOP USING THE When I was growing-up in the 1950's and 1960's they used to refer to Black folks as being "Poor." The new word for poor today is "Poverty" – a word with terrible implications. Webster's dictionary defines poverty as being destitute, being a beggar, lacking in nutrition, and lacking in fertility. We need to stop referring to ourselves and our people as being poor or living in "Poverty."
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Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.

Breaking ground in the spirit of MLK, Jr.Community, business and political leaders at Noon on May 6th gathered for the groundbreaking celebration for the new playground at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

The playground will be the first in the state of Minnesota to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and African American History.
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New report shows wide racial disparities in Twin Cities transit times

New report shows wide racial disparities in Twin Cities transit timesNeighborhoods Organizing for Change, TakeAction Minnesota, ISAIAH, and the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report showing the impact of enormous racial disparities in commute times between transit riders of color and white drivers in the Twin Cities. The report shows that transit riders of color in the Twin Cities lose the equivalent of about four work weeks commuting annually compared to white drivers.
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The nationwide push for police reform

The nationwide push for police reformWASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed in Baltimore, Black civic leaders continue to call for wholesale changes in policing and an end to police brutality in urban and predominately Black communities across the nation.
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10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive"

10 year-old: "At least I'm still alive, I only got Maced."
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Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King

Leadership for Social Justice: 3 Leadership lessons from the life of B.B. King"The King of Blues," B.B. King, was a living legend and iconic figure.
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Star Tribune still wrong about Minneapolis Urban League

Star Tribune still wrong about Minneapolis Urban LeagueI’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the Star Tribune’s relentless unsubstantiated attacks on the credibility of the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL), an 89 year old civil rights organization, has me wondering if they have declared open season on legacy institutions.
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Blacks lag in accessing high-speed internet

Blacks lag in accessing high-speed internetWASHINGTON (NNPA) – As education, jobs, and the national and global economy go digital, people without broadband (high-speed Internet) access risk being left behind. This disparity in who's online and who isn't is often called the digital divide – and Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be in the latter group.
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Hodges: Inclusive growth critical

Hodges: Inclusive growth criticalMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges participated in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington, D.C.
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California Dreaming:

California Dreaming:Master nail technician Ryan Morgan last month took the scenic route, scanning the horizon over Hollister, CA. in his first ever skydive. Morgan said he and friends found a super coupon offer for Hollister Skydiving, and decided to go for it. "You have to sign your life away, promise that you won't sue and that your relatives won't sue. And they tell you "accidents do happen..."
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Robyne Robinson to emcee Fundraiser for the MN Malcolm X Conference

Robyne Robinson to emcee Fundraiser for the MN Malcolm X ConferenceFriday May 22, Robyne Robinson former KMSP anchor and local personality will emcee and host A Fundraiser: "A night of poetry, song, inspiration and dessert." The Fundraiser is being held to raise money for the upcoming 2nd annual MN Malcolm X Conference (June 13). The fundraiser will be held Friday May 22 from 6 to 8pm at the SEIU local 26 office 706 North 1st "Street Mpls, in the North Loop.
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