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Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Takes Effect July 1

For healthy workers, healthy businesses and healthy communities, a new ordinance protecting time off for people who get sick and work in Minneapolis takes effect July 1. Employers with six or more  workers will be required to provide time off at … Continue reading

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Future History Maker

Black History Month History. Tradition. Community. February is Black History Month.   Since 1926, and the creation of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson, the accomplishments of persons of African descent have been recognized each February.  The Minneapolis Department of … Continue reading

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“That Racist Name has Got to Go!” – City disapproves of offensive team names

On Sunday, November 2nd, more than 3,500 people gathered at the Tribal Nations Plaza just outside of TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota to protest the mascot name and imagery of the Washington NFL team. Community members marched with … Continue reading

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Urban Scholar attends the Interfaith Voting Rights Act Event at Shiloh Temple

Urban Scholar  Manire Vaughn with Civil rights pioneer Dr. Josie Johnson at the Voting Rights Act: Act to Remember-Act to Restore interfaith event.

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27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration-Saturday, June 14, 2014

The City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights supported community members this weekend at the 27th Annual Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration. The department was joined by the Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

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