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Cancer survivors celebrate being alive

Survivors were recognized and celebrated AABCA's 25th Silver Anniversary October 17,

On Saturday, October 17, the African American Breast Cancer Alliance (AABCA) celebrated their 25th Silver Anniversary Gala and Survivors Ball, held at the Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel in St. Louis Park from 5-11:59 pm. “Celebrating Life in Style” was the theme for the evening. Reg Chapman, award-winning journalist of WCCO television, was the master of ceremonies for the evening of dinner, awards, fashion show, exhibitors, and DJ White and The Tangents Band.
If you imagined that the setting was a Hollywood fundraising dinner or on a film set getting ready to shoot the sequel to the movie Cotton Club, then you’re wrong, but very close. Continue Reading →

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Somali mothers fight back against terrorist recruiters

A Somali mother listens to one of the speakers

As terrorist groups continue to lure young Somalis from the Twin Cities to join them in the Middle East, Voice of East African Women (VEAW), based in Minneapolis, has started a series — Mothers Against Youth Recruitment — to address the growing problem affecting Somali women losing their children to terrorist recruiters.
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WNBA Dispatch | Lynx win third championship title

The Lynx celebrating their third final championship

The newly crowned WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx had the option of going across the street from the arena to a private party at a downtown restaurant Wednesday night. Or take a rented limo out to Paisley Park in Chanhassen for a private concert given by the place’s owner.

Whether or not the players accepted Prince’s offer, nine times out of ten they’d probably still “party like it’s 1999.” Continue Reading →

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Sumner Library celebrates 100 years in North Minneapolis

Attendees enjoyed music from James "Cornbread" Harris

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Sumner Library, located at 611 Van White Blvd. in North Minneapolis, celebrated 100 years of service. It was a typical Saturday in terms of patrons who needed to use the library services. Yet, many took time away from their computer stations to check out the refreshment table of the cookies with “Celebrate 100 Years” written with colorful icing on top. Continue Reading →

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