The City of St. Paul welcomes you to a virtual community commemoration of Juneteenth, in partnership with St. Paul Public Library and Ujamaa Place. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. In cities across the country, people of all races,

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On Friday June 12 at 9:00 am CDT, the Minnesota Board of Pardons will hear the application for a posthumous pardon of Max Mason, brought by the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee and the Minneapolis law firm of Blackwell Burke P.A. No posthumous pardon has previously been granted in Minnesota. What: Posthumous Pardon Hearing Livestream Where: The Board of Pardons hearing will be open to the public via live streaming on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNDOC/live/ When: Friday, June

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Minneapolis, MN (June7, 2020) –Kirk Johnson of Minneapolis-based KAJ Productions, long-time producer, dancer and drummer with Prince, has released a collaborative version of Prince’s song, “The Cross”, from his iconic Sign O’ The Times album. Bringing together musicians crossing all four decades of Prince’s remarkable career.   The collaboration unites band members from The Revolution, New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL. In the midst of widespread unrest gripping Minneapolis, the nation and the world, at the same time

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Philando Castile Relief Foundation Sends Condolences to George Floyd's Family Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 30, 2020) – On the evening of July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over while driving in the Falcon Heights neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, where her son’s murder was broadcasted live on Facebook for the world to see.  Valerie Castile is reliving this tragedy again with the murder of George Floyd, four years later.  Ms. Castile shares her deepest condolences and reflection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 11, 2019) St. Paul, Minnesota - ARTS-Us is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by a group of African American artists, and multicultural educators. Using the experiences of the African Diaspora at its core and collaborating with artists, educators, and communities of other backgrounds and cultures, ARTS-Us provides "edutainment" programs to schools, business and community environments. ARTS-Us' three major programs: Camp Teranga summer workshops, Timbuktu after-school programs, and the Civil

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By: Monique Linder           Photo Credit: Bianca Rhodes ARTS-Us methodology of developing youth leaders through an integrated program of Arts, Culture and Sciences, traveled with Twin Cities high school students to the South recently on a 5 cities,  5 Days Civil Rights Research Experience (CRRE.). Day 1: Minneapolis – Memphis- Tuskegee Day 2: Tuskegee-Montgomery- Selma Day 3: Selma - Jackson, MS Day 4: Jackson, MS – Memphis, TN Day 5: – Memphis,

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Sankofa: Spirit of the Ancestors 2019 fundraising celebration on April 13, 2019 is a chance to welcome the community to reflect on 26 years of developing young leaders through African Arts, Culture, and Sciences featuring a heritage presentation of music, dance and video produced by ARTS-Us youth, followed by a keynote address by ARTS-Us alumnus, Mayor Melvin Carter, who will share his story about how African cultural programming at ARTS-Us impacted his life. FOR IMMEDIATE

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Tickets are going fast for the legendary superstar Lionel Richie.  Not surprised at all. With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he’s headlined festivals, including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees. Mr. Richie has a discography of albums and singles that is second

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