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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Cultural & Historical Programming

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' Legislative Survey

The Council on Black Minnesotan's 2014 Legislative Survey

We made history during the 2014 Legislative Session when our community went to the Capitol to put forth a legislative agenda made up of real, innovative solutions aimed at eradicating historic disparities and systemic barriers.

This survey will give us the first look at our community's concerns and priorities. Remember, this is your Council and we need your help in ensuring it is a reflection of your values, priorities, and vision for the future.

Click here to take the 2014 Legislative Survey!
Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative

Rally for Foster Care and Adoption

This initiative is a community outreach effort to increase the number of kinship, foster and adoptive families for African American children who are currently in need of loving families and homes. It is led by the Council on Black Minnesotans and funded by Minnesota Department of Human Services.

We need your help and everyone can get involved to help children!

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Upcoming Events

  • Information Session

    August 12th, 2014

    We invite all stakeholders who are interested in participating in one or more Rally for Foster Care and Adoption events over the next year.

  • Council's August Board Meeting

    August 19th, 2014

    The Council will hold our August Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 19th from 6:00-7:30pm, at the 1st National Bank Building in downtown St. Paul. Please note some Board Members may be attending the meeting via video or teleconference.

Latest From Blog

  • Recap of the 2014 Power of Unity Economic Summit
    • July 3, 2014

    We hope everyone that were able to attend enjoyed themselves and found the experience valuable. We've heard from some attendees who have already started forging new partnerships with people they met at the summit.

  • Upcoming Community Events
    • June 17, 2014

    It is our goal to promote and share community events from organizations of African Heritage in our continued effort to build a stronger and more connected statewide community.

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