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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2015 Legislative proposals

Day at the hill agenda

The Council's 2014 Annual Report

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

Read our report or watch our video to get better idea of the Council's work over the past year.

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PREPARING FOR THE CAPITOL!

COBM 2015 Day at the Capitol Will Start in

Upcoming Events

  • COBM Board Meeting Schedule
  • January 9, 2015
  • The Council on Black Minnesotans will hold our January Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 13th from 6:00-7:30pm, at the 1st National Bank Building in downtown St. Paul. Please note some Board Members may be attend via video or teleconference. Future meeting dates are as follows:

     

    February 10, 2015
    March 10, 2015
    April 14, 2015
    May 12, 2015
    June 9, 2015
    July 14, 2015

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  • Our 2014 Annual Report
    • November 16, 2014

    We've just released our 2014 Annual Report. This year, we also produced a short video to summarize the past year in a fresh and more engaging platform. Over the past year, our constituents have come together in a Cultural and Economic Summit, developed 12 innovative bills, and joined over a thousand other community members at the Capitol.

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SAVE THE DATE & GET ENGAGED!

COBM Day At The Capitol Will Take Place January 15th!