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Meet the Abu Huraira Islamic Center

Front row (left to right): Nur Ahmed, Sh. Abdirahman Omar, and Sh. Ahmed Burale. Behind them are Attorney Nikki Carlson and Sh. Abdirashid Tuure. Sh. stands for Sheik, a term for Muslim leaders and clerics. (Matt Grimley)

With a box of Little Caesar’s pizza and a chai tea, Abdirahman Omar sits down at a long table inside the building at 3055 Old Highway 8 in St. Anthony.

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Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories

As Minnesota leaders in K-12 education continue to work toward their shared goal of narrowing the achievement gap, the House Education Finance Committee is looking t

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HRC: Minnesota is ‘solidifying’ equality but lags on important issues

The Human Rights Campaign recently launched a new index rating the states on LGBT equality, and while Minnesota ranks well above many other states, the report notes some glaring inequities particul

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Who protects the protectors?

Trista Matascastillo, left, and Jill Troutner. Photograph by Amber Procaccini.

A man and woman are in the car ahead, and the car has a veteran's license plate. Which one is the veteran?

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Sexual Violence Center heals wounds of ‘a rape culture’

(Credit: Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)

Small, quaint, intimate, private, relatable — words to describe the space and the open house held by the Sexual Violence Center in North Minneapolis.

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Residents get on board for Penn Avenue redevelopment

As reported by the Camden News last summer, the Penn Avenue Community Works Project has a collaborative team comprised of Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis, and Metro Transit employees.

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Understanding the Hmong story

Learn why the Hmong people immigrated to the United States in this short video created by Hmong Pioneers youth interns.

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City increases transparency with open data portal

Credit: OTA Photos, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

Last month, the City of Minneapolis launched its open data portal, a website that provides online access to municipally collected information.

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Council on Black Minnesotans announces ‘aggressive’ agenda during its ‘Day on the Hill’

Credit: Jonathunder, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Black population in Minnesota has increased by at least six times since the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) was founded in 1980.

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GLBT Youth seek Safe Space

High school students often face challenges and discrimination as they work to discover and define their sexual identities.

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