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Boys & Girls Club Lincoln Park, Duluth/Facebook

Tonight (Tuesday) is National Night Out, a relationship-building initiative for police, communities and neighborhoods.

The Lincoln Park branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland are organizing the event on 4th Street this year.  They've partnered with several other organizations including Community Action Duluth and Sherman Associates and the event is open to everyone.

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The Justice City Coalition is asking white allies and people of color to join them in a vigil and protest at Duluth and Superior City Halls, tomorrow night (Friday, July 15) beginning at 7pm.

On their web page, Together We Stand asks for a National Call to Action and writes:

Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay

“Black lives matter.” “Blue lives (meaning police officers) matter.”  Here in Duluth, we like to think all lives matter and in our comparatively small town, with a comparatively small number of people of color, we like to think that we don’t have the kinds of issues and tensions that you find in other places around the nation.