Patrick Henry High School had an estimated 100 black male professionals and 285 male scholars show up to its first ever "100 Black Men Strong" event Friday, Nov. 6. The goal was to engage Henry students with black male mentors from around the Twin Cities representing a countless number of careers.
(Washington Post) Simmering racial tensions boiled over yet again when several men shot five people here who had been protesting the recent police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis. Police said late Tuesday morning that they had arrested one suspect and were still seeking an unspecified number of additional suspects.
(MPS) The Board of Education will conduct a full search and selection process to make a determination on the superintendent role. Michael Goar will serve as the Interim Superintendent at least through that process. Interviews and Minneapolis Board of Education announcements about the superintendent search will be televised on Channel 15 and open to the Public.
(Huffington Post) The Thanksgiving tradition that Alex Wexler, Gregg Milano and son Jacob established is so heartwarming that it inspired the RaiseAChild.US staff to honor their family in a unique way. Image Hoarders and Charles Nichols volunteered with us to help update an iconic work of art. This time, the American classic is reimagined as Alex and Gregg host adopted children at their holiday table. Contributing writer, Beth Hallstrom shares their story in thisRaiseAChild.US Huffington Post Gay Voices “Let Love Define Family®” special series installment for National Adoption Month.
(CBS Minnesota) The Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the shooting of Jamar Clark. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds, once again outlined the community’s demands following Clark’s death.
(KFGO) A quarter of United States ISIS recruits have come from Minnesota, according to national statistics.
(USA Today) Thirty-five states saw youth drug overdose deaths increase dramatically in the past decade, according to a new report. And in five states – Kansas, Montana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming – the overdose death rates more than quadrupled.
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