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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Recap of the 2014 Power of Unity: African Heritage Economic Development Summit

Recap of the 2014 Power of Unity: African Heritage Economic Development Summit

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. We especially want to thank our great panelists and presenters who provided great insight and sharing information about available resources.

For those who couldn't make it, we've written a recap of the summit with presentations to fill you in on what took place.

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Upcoming Events

  • Council's August Board Meeting

    August 5th, 2014

    The Council will hold our August Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 5th 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.

  • Diversity Career Fair: A World of Opportunities

    August 7th, 2014

    The Council is proud to co-sponsor the Diversity Career Fair – A World of Opportunities in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Hennepin Technical College.

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  • 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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