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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The Council on Black Minnesotan's Brown Bag Education Series

The Community Speaks! Report

The Council has been working directly with Minnesotans of African Heritage from across the state to understand issue concerns and priorities.

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Upcoming Events

  • Duluth & Mankato Community Meetings

    October 25th, 2014

    Join the Council on Black Minnesotans’ Duluth and Mankato Committee for a community meeting to discuss local issues, community priorities our plan to go to the Capitol on January 15, 2015.

  • Facebook, Microblogging (Twitter) and using Fiverr.com

    November 5th, 2014

    This seminar will be a look, and use, of the wonderful world of online sharing. The goal in this session is to demonstrate the power of social media and how Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms work to get your message to people with common interests (leads).

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  • Update on the Rally for Foster Care and Adoption Initiative
    • October 22, 2014

    The Rally Recruitment Kick-off on September 13th at the Selby Jazz Fest was successful. Over 137 surveys were completed, and over 60 people signed up for more information. We are asking your support of the Initiative goals to help recruit foster/adoptive/kinship families for African American children currently in out of home placement.

  • NEWS: Sudanese meet with city, state leaders
    • October 20, 2014

    AUSTIN, Minn. – A community meeting with aims to strengthen ties between different cultures took place Sunday. City and state leaders in Austin met with members of the Sudanese population in the area. They shared thoughts and concerns coming from the community members. Included were an idea of creating a Sudanese Community Center as a resource for the population.

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