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Early diagnosis critical for treating multiple sclerosis

Early diagnosis critical for treating multiple sclerosis

Aug. 22 | The disease can be especially aggressive in Blacks    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A person living in the U.S. is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) every hour, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, affecting...

Sabathani awarded grant to reduce health disparities

Sabathani awarded grant to reduce health disparities

Aug. 22 |     The Minnesota Department of Health recently awarded Sabathani Community Center an Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant in the amount of $176,872 for fiscal year 2012-2013. Sabathani will work with community partners...

Vikings working to be relevant again

Vikings working to be relevant again

Aug. 22 | I caution you by saying it’s early and it’s only the pre-season, but the Vikings are working hard in 2012 to make their fans proud of the Purple & Gold. Over the last two years, the organization’s focus has been on securing a new permanent...

Women’s hoops earned worldwide respect at Olympic games

Women’s hoops earned worldwide respect at Olympic games

Aug. 22 | Coaches don’t get medals. If they did, Jennifer Gillom would have earned her eighth overall. She has six gold medals and a silver as a member of USA Basketball, including a gold as a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic squad. “I hope that we get...

Ben Williams: Rising star bassist mixes classic and new sounds

Ben Williams: Rising star bassist mixes classic and new sounds

Aug. 22 |     Bandleader and bassist, Ben Williams is on his way to the Dakota on Sept 4 and 5 with the Pat Metheny Unity Band. He’s also well on his way to carving out a beautiful career. He won the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition...

For Twins’ only Black pitcher, wild can be good

For Twins’ only Black pitcher, wild can be good

Aug. 22 |   After the Minnesota Twins traded left-hander Francisco Liriano to Chicago last month, right-hander Samuel Deduno becomes the club’s only Black pitcher. Deduno is one of 21 Dominican-born players and the ninth Dominican pitcher to play for...

This week’s Editorial cartoon by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon by Ed Fischer

Aug. 22 | Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to email...

The commissioner of education  did the right thing

The commissioner of education did the right thing

Aug. 22 |     We and our beloved city are faced with a challenging question: Are we committed to the principles and values of decency, trust, honesty, integrity, and transparency of action, or do we, for the sake of a dollar and a color code, embrace...

Prison life: consequences  of the street life

Prison life: consequences of the street life

Aug. 22 |     “You have 60 seconds left on this phone call,” blurts the automated voice. It’s an irritating reminder of where I live. When I talk to my daughter on the telephone, my confinement in prison fades into a vague reality. The 60-second...

Black America’s worst campaign — ever!

Black America’s worst campaign — ever!

Aug. 22 |     By Demetairs Bell Guest Commentator   In 2004, a group of young Black men in Baltimore, Maryland championed a cause that would grant certain individuals the freedom to indulge in criminal activity with the expectation of silence...
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