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49ers knock Bears  out of first!

49ers knock Bears out of first!

Nov. 21 |   Three weeks ago, the Chicago Bears were rolling along at 7-1 thinking Super Bowl with a dominating defense and leading the NFC North. Two weeks ago, their quarterback Jay Cutler took a vicious shot to the head on a pass play versus the Houston...

Division I hoops: big gap between number of Black players & coaches

Division I hoops: big gap between number of Black players & coaches

Nov. 21 |     Mike D’Antoni will begin coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, a couple of weeks removed from former coach Mike Brown’s firing. Brown’s untimely dismissal after five games this season, and a lockout-shortened 2012 campaign last season,...

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Nov. 21 | Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. In addition, another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type...

Insights from experts at starting anew

Insights from experts at starting anew

Nov. 21 |     Hello to all the followers of the “Starting Anew” column. I am pleased to announce that after many triumphs and struggles as well as other issues, I have landed a permanent working position at St. Stephens Human Services. It was...

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

Nov. 21 | Hotep (Be at peace, be at rest, be free) In this the second in a three-part series, I want to share another core idea: “SIA” an ancient African teaching that I have had the great honor of having verified in travels to the elders in Africa and...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Nov. 21 | Living (the early years)   Part two of a series    Many of you may be wondering what my disability is. The medical term for my disability is “left side hemiplegic.” Simplified, I am partially paralyzed on my entire left side. My left...

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

Nov. 15 | Event launches movement to improve Black women’s health and wellness   Part 2 — see part one in the current print edition of the MSR By Robin James Contributing Writer The October 6 Baraza Conference presentation by Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya,...

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

This Week’s Editorial Cartoon

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Thanksgiving meals & Christmas toys information list

Thanksgiving meals & Christmas toys information list

Nov. 14 | These are all limited-quantity events. Please note that agencies may run out of food, toys or other resources.   Thanksgiving food and meals These listings are all free unless otherwise noted. No income qualifications are needed. First come,...

Children shouldn’t receive a life sentence

Children shouldn’t receive a life sentence

Nov. 14 | My 99-year prison sentence started in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison. Built into the side of a hill, the prison has acquired the unsettling myth of being underground. Upon my arrival, I believed it was true. To enter...