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ULTC President and CEO Quoted in Article on the “Crown Act”

In an article published today by the Star Tribune, ULTC President and CEO Steven Belton is quoted as saying passing The Crown Act would show “our identity, our culture, our way of presenting ourselves matters, and is valued, and that the state of Minnesota is willing to put its legislative oomph and power behind saying, ‘We will protect your right to be who you are.’ ”

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Urban League Statement on the Passing of Ron Edwards

Ron Edwards served as a member and chair of the Board of Minneapolis Urban League for over 10 years. His service on the Board ended in 1986. He was an activist chair and led the organization in facing difficult challenges to the Black community including housing discrimination, segregation in public employment and police brutality. He was an unapologetic and tireless advocate for equity, justice and power for Black people.

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Urban League President Speaks to Crowd at “Minnesota: No Hate. No Fear” Conference

ULTC President Steven Belton joined Minnesota’s top elected officials in unity with local Jewish leaders on January 7, 2020 to denounce a recent rash of anti-Semitic hate crimes during an ecumenical rally that drew an estimated 1,400 people to Temple Israel in south Minneapolis.

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ULTC Job Developer Norma Miller Recognized as a ‘First’ in Union Labor

Norma Miller is the first African American woman union painter in Minnesota.  Her career path started in healthcare in New England before she moved to Minnesota in the 1990s and enrolled in an apprenticeship program.  She retired in 2015 and now works as a Job Developer for the Urban League’s Labor Education Advancement Program (LEAP), advising people interested in a career in the trades.

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Thank You 2019 Unity Ball Sponsors!

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the Urban League held the Unity Ball, an Urban Bash with a Dash of Red at the Minneapolis Hilton, located in the heart of downtown.  This inspiring and festive fundraising event was an opportunity for our friends, supporters and community partners to hear our vision for the future and celebrate [...]

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