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Pilot project reaches out to local Black veterans — Bridge Builder Project could be a ‘breakthrough’ in helping vets access VA benefits



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) projects that the percentage of Black veterans will be “significantly higher than other minority groups” as well as “the largest portion” of all veterans of color, and Black female vets account for 20 percent of women veterans. Still, there are too many Black veterans unaware of their benefits, says the Black Veterans of America (BVA). Next week it launches the Bridge Builder Project, a series of nine sessions throughout the Twin Cities to be held during August. “We saw a need and took action on it,” said BVA Executive Director/Founder David Hall, Jr. August 2 at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. His organization advocates for Black male and female veterans and their families, as well as working with homeless and incarcerated veterans in the Twin Cities area. Continue Reading →

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North defeats Roosevelt



Running back DAVID HALL had two touchdowns while quarterback TYLER JOHNSON connected with receiver MALIK MATHEWS for two more scores and ranfor another, leading Minneapolis North to a 38-20 City Conference victory over Roosevelt last Friday afternoon. DEMETRIUS DURANT had touchdown runs of 65 and 19 yards, and receiver DRE’QUAN SYKES caught a scoring pass from quarterback TERRENCE HICKS for Roosevelt.






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