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 New AALF executive assistant grew up in Rondo

The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) has announced that Jacquelyn “Jackie” Cooper joined the organization as executive assistant on August 10. Cooper comes to AALF after a long and distinguished career of public service to the Twin Cities community, most recently as principal legislative aid to Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter. Continue Reading →

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Event opens health dialogue to Black Twin Cities women

Baraza creates balance, focusing on mind, body and spirit

By Robin James

Contributing Writer


An exciting, one-of-a-kind event designed specifically for African American women is set to take place in the Twin Cities; it’s Baraza: A Black Woman’s Health Gathering! happening Saturday, October 6 from 7:45 am to 4 pm at Saint Paul College in St. Paul. Baraza, presented by the African American Leadership Forum’s Health & Wellness work group, is its first major event and aims to get women empowered to commit to a healthy life. The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) is a movement of African American leaders that understands, values, and leverages “the power of the collective.”

The AALF, which was established in 2009, is committed to bringing about positive change in the Twin Cities African American community and is engaged in deliberative dialogue and collective action to address the most critical issues affecting the economic, social, educational, and healthy well-being of all African American individuals and families in the Twin Cities community. Continue Reading →

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