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Activists Stand By Al Flowers In Wake Of Arrest

Community activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn’t cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.

07/29/2014

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Urban League Honoring Woman For Breaking Barriers, Becoming A Scientist

The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.

06/18/2014

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Minneapolis Urban League Honors Dr. Reatha Clark King

The Minneapolis Urban League is holding its annual Gala on Thursday, and welcoming the national president of the organization. Marc Morial is the keynote speaker. Another highlight is the presentation of the Trailblazer Award.

06/17/2014

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Dr. Josie Johnson – Who Walked Alongside MLK – To Be Honored As Trailblazer

On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Urban League will recognize a community leader who’s been active in the Twin Cities for more than 50 years. She was part of a small group of Minnesotans who took part in the historic March on Washington. We have a look at why Dr. Josie Johnson is being honored with the distinguished Trailblazer Award.

06/19/2013

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Minneapolis Urban League Hosting Forum On MNsure

The Minneapolis Urban League is hosting a forum on MNsure, the state’s new online marketplace for health insurance.

04/29/2013

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13th Grade Seeks To Help Disconnected Youth, Bridge Achievement Gap

A growing number of young adults in the Twin Cities need some help before they’re able to enter the workforce.

04/22/2013

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Andrew Young To Speak At Urban League Gala

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Urban League is getting ready for its annual gala, which is being held on Thursday evening. The keynote speaker this year is Andrew Young, a former U.S. Ambassador to the […]

05/29/2012

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MN Unemployment Affects Blacks 3x More Than Whites

Unemployment in the United States currently sits at 8.5 percent – the lowest it’s been in three years. That statistics, however, does not ring true for Minnesota’s African-American community.

01/09/2012

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