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Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia
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The Minnesota Legislature created the Council on Black Minnesotans in 1980 to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.

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Learn about the History of the Council

The Council on Black Minnesotans was created in 1980 to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.

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Moving Beyond Tolerance to Allophilia

Today, the Council hears the growing voices of a New Generation of Minnesotans chanting move FORWARD with new innovation, energy, ideas, and direction to address the socioeconomic and sociopolitical challenges Black Minnesotan’s face.

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The Council on Black Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center to collaboratively created new programs and events to celebrate and preserve the artistic, historical, and cultural heritages of Minnesota’s Black community.

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Council on Black Minnesotans 2014 Legislative Recommendations

Read Our 2014 Legislative Recommendations

Our recommendations were develop knowing that in Minnesota human stories are singular but our destiny is shared – we rise or fall as one state – as one people, and the power of human unity must prevail.Our recommendations enhance human rights enforcement and lay the foundation to eradicate disparities.

The recommendations are important because they were developed by Black Minnesotans from all across Minnesota. With your help, we can ensure our recommendations are heard and discussed in legislative committees.

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Upcoming Events

  • April Board Meeting

    April 26, 2014

    The Council on Black Minnesotans will hold our April Board Meeting on Saturday, April 26th from 9-10am in St. Cloud.


  • St. Cloud Community Forum

    April 26, 2014

    The Council on Black Minnesotans will hold our April Board Meeting on Saturday, April 26th from 12-2pm in St. Cloud.

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Moving from Tolerance to Allophilia: Expand Human Rights Enforcement in Minnesota

Op-Ed | Moving from Tolerance to Allophilia: Expand Human Rights Enforcement in Minnesota

The Council on Black Minnesotans is proud to present our latest Op-Ed near the anniversary of the passage Civil Rights Act of 1964. Minnesota has a proud tradition of leading the fight to make equal access and opportunity a practice. This Op-Ed looks at our state's history as a leader in protecting civil rights of all and makes the case for moving forward.

The Council on Black Minnesotans believes that only way to eradicate the stark disparities facing Minnesotans of African descent, and many communities around the state, is to enhance human rights enforcement.

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