Enrollment is for anyone looking to start a business for the upcoming virtual Plan It! Entrepreneurship training course that starts August 16th. What: NDC Plan It! Entrepreneurship Virtual Training Where: Zoom Virtual Course When: Monday, August 16, 2021 Neighborhood Development Center’s virtual entrepreneurship training course starts August 16th, where enrollees will learn valuable techniques to operate a business in today’s challenging economy.  Since 1993, NDC has trained over 6,000 aspiring entrepreneurs.  As-well-as provided business loans, low-cost business services,

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Featuring national and local community leaders: Civil Rights leader Dr. Josie R. Johnson, Equal Justice Initiative Founder, Bryan Stevenson, MN Humanities Center CEO Kevin Lindsey, MN Humanities Center CEO, retired Saint Paul Public School Principal Theresa Neal, and legendary Civil Rights leader, Dr. Bernard Lafayette.  The film includes an introduction by Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.   Juneteenth Commemoration 2021, in partnership with Saint Paul Public Library, Ujamaa Place, City of Saint Paul and the

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His Majesty Odeneho Kwafo Akoto, III will be introduced by City of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, with reflection from ARTS-Us Co-Founder Commissioner Toni Carter and Dr. Josie R. Johnson, hosted by media talent Roxane Battle       What:  ARTS-Us Center for the African Diaspora Presents We Rise! Virtual Sankofa and Awards 2020 funded in part by HRK Foundation  Where:  @ARTS-Us YouTube Premiere When:  Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:00am (CT) Why:  ARTS-Us Center

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Past MN State Fair performers Caitlyn Smith, Tank and The Bangas and The War And Treaty will headline the Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 three-day concert series supported by The Minneapolis Foundation as part of the Fair’s At-Home Edition, also shining a spotlight on four local non-profits doing outstanding work in the community. What: A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 Where: YouTube Premiere When: September 5-7, 2020 @ 6:00pm (CT) Why:

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OMG Digital Media launches “Wear Your Mask MN” COVID-19 information funded by Ramsey County targets vulnerable populations Wear Your Mask MN messaging is intended to educate the public on the importance of wearing a mask to protect the most vulnerable members of society: seniors, children and essential workers against the deadly coronavirus, in addition to providing valuable resources available in Ramsey County. What:  Wear Your Mask MN Where: Facebook @WearYourMaskMN  When:  Monday, August 3, 2020  Why:  According to COVID-19

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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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A Message from the CEO of OMG Digital Media Solutions Photo Credit: Desiree Benton Wells, DASH Collective Location: The Coven, St. Paul, MN OMG Media Hair Stylist: Kelly Knight + Makeup Artist: Allyssa Swanson Last week, I spent a lot of alone time in our new studio located in the North Loop area of Minneapolis thinking about another crisis period in my life, which felt much like what we are experiencing today. I am sharing

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No stranger to adversity, the pandemic inspired the men in Ujamaa Place’s Music Therapy program to start their very own music group, Ujamaa Music Group. Saint Paul, MN (August 25, 2021) – Since 2016, OMG Media Solutions’ partnership with the Minnesota State Fair to bring a Celebration of Culture and Community to the Fair has enhanced the entertainment experience, as well as brought the Fair to the community through outreach and opportunities. An example of

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A call to convene the community to collectively create a community-led action plan to address the most critical issues impacting the Twin Cities’ African American community Minneapolis, MN (February 17, 2021) - The African American Leadership Forum’s (AALF) 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference, Leadership By Any Means Necessary — Exploring Collectivism, Innovation, and Activation presented by U.S. Bank, Target and 3M, will take place February 25 – 27, 2021.  Community leaders, changemakers and innovators who represent

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No stranger to adversity, the pandemic inspired the men in Ujamaa’s Music Therapy program to start their very own music group, Ujamaa Music Group (UMG). Finding music to be a cathartic way to tell their stories, UMG went to work on their first single, “On A Mission”, which debuts January 25, 2021. Saint Paul, MN (January 25, 2021) - The coronavirus pandemic rocked the stability of the population served at Ujamaa Place, primarily African American

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The last of Ujamaa Place’s 10-Year Anniversary celebrations took place last week on Wednesday, December 30th.  In light of COVID-19, Ujamaa Place held its celebration and awards virtually on zoom, where community was invited to watch and engage. Saint Paul, MN (January 5, 2021) – Saint Paul, MN (January 4, 2021) – The celebration began with a salute to the founding fathers of Ujamaa Place; Rick Heydinger, John Harrington, Bill Sands and Bill Svrluga, whose

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As you know, the Great Minnesota Get-Together looked a bit different this year, as we weren’t able to get-together in person. However, it presented the Fair with an opportunity to do something new and innovative, which they did – and tremendously well, we might add. A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 (#CCC2020), OMG Media’s mini-concert series highlighting past performers from the Minnesota State Fair and local non-profit organizations was proud to be a part of the

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Past MN State Fair performers Caitlyn Smith, Tank and The Bangas and The War And Treaty will headline the Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 three-day concert series supported by The Minneapolis Foundation as part of the Fair’s At-Home Edition, also shining a spotlight on four local non-profits doing outstanding work in the community. What: A Virtual Celebration of Culture and Community 2020 Where: YouTube PremiereWhen: September 5-7, 2020 @ 6:00pm (CT) Why: As

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A racial equity conversation sponsored by Ujamaa Place and moderated by Attorney General Keith Ellison will take place before the screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble. Panelists include: Otis Zanders of Ujamaa Place, Attorney Jerry Blackwell of Blackwell Burke Law, Representative Rena Moran and Thomas Adams of Common Bond What: A Tribute To John Lewis: Racial Equity Community EventWhere: Dunning Sports Complex, 1221 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104 When: Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:00pm

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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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