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Students of Journalism High School Workshop

A “multimedia boot camp” for nearly two dozen high school students recently took place in North Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) was the site for the 2015 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Journalism High School Workshop (JSHOP) held August 5-7 in conjunction with the 2015 NABJ annual convention in Minneapolis.
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Ten ways to add 10 years to your life


Make sure it is from a doctor you are familiar with, and try to maintain continuity of care by scheduling an examination with the same doctor every year. The examination should include the standard blood tests for your age including, but not limited to, the evaluation of blood sugar, thyroid and cholesterol. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS | #BlackLivesMatter protest in St. Paul

Black Lives Matter protest in St. Paul, August 10

Over 200 people gathered at Hamline Park in St. Paul August 10 to protest the use of lethal force by police officers. The protest came a day after the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, whose fatal shooting by police​ led to days of rioting in Ferguson, MO and sparked the national Black Lives Matter movement.

A call to emergency action for the event was sent out via a Facebook event page and a group text message by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Black Liberation Proje Continue Reading →

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Race discussions call for unsanitized news stories

MPR taped a broadcast from temporary offices of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. (l-r) Tom Weber, Michael McDowell, Mica Grimm and Anthony Newby

On August 6, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) taped a broadcast on West Broadway in North Minneapolis at Neighborhoods Organizing for Change’s (NOC) temporary offices to speak on the approaching one-year anniversary of the Michael Brown and other police-related killings that led to the Black Lives Matter national movement. NOC Executive Director Anthony Newby told the MSR that those deaths are “our generation’s Emmitt Till.”

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