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Henn. County judge begins a new life chapter

International Leadership Institute unites Minneapolis with sister city in Kenya

By Lisa Bryant

Contributing Writer

 

After serving as a trial judge for 21 years in the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District Court, the Honorable LaJune Thomas Lange has found another way to influence and serve the Twin Cities as well as the global community. In 1994, she founded the International Leadership Institute, an organization based in Minneapolis that works to build and bridge relationships between local and international leaders to strengthen cross-cultural relations, provide civic education programs and enhance the lives of international peoples and communities. “I’m so very proud of the work Judge Lange is doing,” says Judge Pamela Alexander, a former district court judge with the Hennepin County courts, now

president of Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice in Minneapolis. Alexander explains that African Americans often forget how connected we are to our African nations. For that reason, she says Lange’s work is remarkable: “It opens [our perspective on our] world and reveals just how connected we truly are.”

Lange has devoted a great deal of her career as a judge, professor and lecturer to issues concerning human rights, international law and governance, and women’s rights and gender equality worldwide. Continue Reading →

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Local food broker brings global food to Twin Cities

African, African American and Caribbean foods now available at Cub

 

By James L. Stroud, Jr.

Contributing Writer

 

According to an agreement between Cub Foods and Minnesota-based Global African Foods, Inc. (GAF), food items familiar to people from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean islands and African Americans will be distributed by GAF to 30 different Cub Foods stores in the Twin Cities area and a location in Rochester. You can find these items in the ethnic foods section under the African/African American/Caribbean foods banner.  

 

Global African Foods products are available at the following list of Cub Foods grocery stores:

 

 

• Cub Apple Valley

 

• Cub Broadway in Minneapolis

 

• Cub Brooklyn Center

 

• Cub Brooklyn Park South

 

• Cub Burnsville Heart of City

 

• Cub Lake Street in Minneapolis

 

• Cub Lyndale South in Bloomington, MN

 

• Cub Rochester

 

• Cub Fridley

 

• Cub Maplewood East

 

• Cub Midway in St. Paul

 

• Cub Nicollet in Minneapolis

 

• Cub Phalen in East St. Paul

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