Daily Planet Headlines: More families turning to food shelves in Minneapolis

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“Increasing college opportunities for minority students”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8427
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020
Minority students hold the key to Minnesota’s future. The Citizens League of Minnesota’s 2004 report, “Trouble on the Horizon,” offered several statistics:

“More families are turning to food shelves in Minneapolis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8431
by Susan Marsh, Uptown Neighborhood News
On the corner of 31st and Fremont, tucked into the back of a two-story house called Joyce House, is the Joyce Emergency Food Shelf. Joyce United Methodist Church has sponsored this food shelf for over 30 years.

“Hate crimes bill dies in conference”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8458
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The Matthew Shepard Act, a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing hate crimes statutes, made history when it passed both houses of Congress this year. This week it was dropped from the Department of Defense Authorization bill that was under consideration in conference committee.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Creating value through diversity”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8428
Kurt Lawrason, Camden News
On November 10 over 200 citizens gathered for the unveiling of the new logo and slogan for North Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Park Board Headquarters, overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River and stunning Minneapolis skyline! Present were residents, city officials, elected officials, Northside employees, business owners, neighborhood representatives and nonprofits to promote the Northside as a great place to live, work, play and learn.

“High level Nigerian delegation visited Twin Cities”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8448
Staff, African News Journal
A high level delegation of Nigerian public officials including a member of Parliament who chairs the Housing Committee, Hon. Dr. Shehu Garba Matazu recently visited Concordia University. They were part of the Nigerian Executives who had come in the past months to Concordia for Strategic Leadership seminars. In May, this year, the first larger delegation arrived led by the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Mantu.

“Settlement is justice for Duy Ngo”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8449
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Nearly six years after Minneapolis Police Offer Duy Ngo was shot and nearly killed in the line of duty as an undercover, plainclothes officer with the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, he has reached a settlement with the City of Minneapolis. The City Council voted Monday to approve a $4.5 million settlement over police misconduct and the inappropriate use of a semi-automatic weapon by a fellow police officer in February 2003.

NEW IN VOICES

“Facebook isn’t your friend”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8457
Staff, Minnesota Daily
Jokes about stalking aside, Facebook wants to know more about you – much more.

Facebook was once a sanctuary for those who wanted a more restricted and less-creepy social networking site than MySpace. Now it’s doing everything it can to cash in on marketing and advertising opportunities, and our privacy is being sacrificed.

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