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

  • Council's September Board Meeting

    September 9th, 2014

    The Council on Black Minnesotans will hold our September Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th from 6:00-7:30pm, at the 1st National Bank Building in downtown St. Paul.

  • Recruitment Kickoff Rally

    September 13th, 2014

    Please join the Council on Black Minnesotans at the 2014 Selby Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 13th, 9:00am to 6:00pm to help survey and recruit for the Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative.

Latest From Blog

  • MnDOT Transportation Generalists Vacancies
    • August 29, 2014

    MnDOT has 20 Transportation Generalist ($18.15 - $22.82/hour; $37,897 - $47,648/year) vacancies located throughout the Metro area.

  • 6th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference
    • August 28, 2014

    From the 1st annual conference held in 2009, the conference provides an opportunity for meaningful community engagement and access to national and local educators, and community practitioners to discuss and introduce practical culturally sensitive trauma informed, outcome driven methods and services.

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