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Naomi Ko Stars In Comedy, Dear White People

Oct 30 2014

Justin Simien’s new film “Dear White People” was released in the movie theaters on October seventeenth. Part of the film was shot here in Minnesota at the U of M. Minnesota native, Naomi Ko who attended the University of Minnesota was the only Asian-American featured in the movie.

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Minneapolis School Board Race Draws Interest

Oct 30 2014

On November 4th, Minneapolis Voters will choose five members of the city’s school board. 

Two of the positions are at-large seats, and the contest between four candidates to fill those city-wide posts has drawn interest from near and far.

The Star Tribune reports that an unprecedented amount of money is pouring into the race from well-funded outside groups that seek to promote sweeping school reforms.

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Short Film Inspires Inclusion Effort

Oct 29 2014

There are plenty of arts performance events to attend in the Twin Cities area, and often you’ll find American Sign Language interpreters translating for hearing impaired audiences. 

Film director and actor Maya Washington thinks more could be done to include deaf audiences and performers in the arts mainstream. 

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