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Amanda Gorman

WATCH: Amanda Gorman makes history as youngest inaugural poet

Amanda Gorman was one of the highlights of a history-making inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

MLK activists march under heavy State guard


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Misusing King’s message

King said, ‘True compassion is more than flinging a coin to the beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.’

We cannot lose sight of the historic milestones

MLK influence felt in George Floyd protests

From George Floyd Square emerged a radical community

America is choking


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Karl-Anthony Towns tests positive for COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns is one of many NBA stars in recent days to have contracted the coronavirus.

Outstanding girls’ basketball players to watch

NFL 2020 diversity grades still lag behind

The Spencer Haywood story continues: Only one regret

Arts & Culture

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Pioneer to Minneapolis Sound releases long-awaited solo album

Jellybean Johnson’s debut album ‘Get Experienced’ is a nine-song odyssey that crosses genres and expands on the richness of the Minneapolis Sound.

Happy New Year, Dear Auntie is here!

Black Business Spotlight

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Black Business Spotlight: Twiggy Fresh

The Twiggy Fresh pop up brings something new and innovative to the MOA and Minnesota.

Black Business Spotlight: Butters By Jay


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Seniors 65 and older can now schedule appointments for COVID-19 community vaccines

Minnesotans age 65 and older can make appointments for COVID-19 community vaccines.

Small business relief

Free COVID-19 saliva testing at Sabathani on Dec 19


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From hesitancy to hope: One physician’s journey to being a Moderna Trial participant

According to a recent study, only 14% of Black Americans say they trust in the vaccine’s safety, and 18% trust its effectiveness.

5 strategies for cultivating hope this year

Dr. Crutchfield III gets COVID vaccine


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Old National

‘Underrepresented’ businesses targeted for next round of SBA/PPP

In anticipation of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) program resuming, Old National is reaching out to underrepresented businesses.

MLK Day goes virtual—2021 calendar of events

Food benefits increase to help hungry Minnesotans