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Voter suppression laws cast chill on Black community

Voter suppression laws cast chill on Black community

Oct. 31 |                     By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer   As voter suppression laws continue to be debated in states across the country, members of the African American press and voting rights...

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Around 100 local boys and girls worked with WNBA stars October 15 on staying active and living healthy. The five Minnesota Lynx starters — Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore, Lindsay...

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Oct. 31 |       First of a two-part story   By Anika Robbins Contributing Writer     Between lifestyle and grooming issues and breast cancer treatments, hair loss affects an estimated 21 million women in the U.S., according to...

Cities’ youth hear celebrities’ success stories

Cities’ youth hear celebrities’ success stories

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   (l-r) Kim Coles, Warren Ballentine and LedisiPhoto by Emmett Timmons Singer-songwriter Ledisi, nationally syndicated radio talk host Warren BallentineWarren Ballentine, and actress Kim Coles were...

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Oct. 31 |                   If you are thinking of starting a new career, you may be wondering where to begin. Often, when we decide to transition or take a leap into a new adventure, we are faced with the issue...

Election judges keep polling places operating smoothly

Election judges keep polling places operating smoothly

Oct. 31 |   Be sure your vote counts by coming to the polls prepared By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-In-Chief Serving as an election judge and helping voters navigate through the voting process is an invaluable contribution to our democratic process. Stephani...

Women of color wield decisive power in this election

Women of color wield decisive power in this election

Oct. 31 |   Voter ID, marriage amendment impact Black women News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes 
 Contributing Writer   Barack Obama’s 2008 candidacy for president, it goes without saying, motivated the highest rate of voter registration among African...

Why voting matters

Why voting matters

Oct. 31 | MSR asked local and national figures the importance participating in electoral process   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   November 6 is Election Day in the United States. The MSR has published a series of stories and articles to fully inform...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...

Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Congressional candidates’ radio debate ends in name-calling

Oct. 24 |   Fifth-District rivals differ on debating vs. door-knocking   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   With two weeks remaining before Election Day, have the voters in the Fifth District congressional campaign received enough information...
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