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Archive for February, 2013

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Feb. 20 | What is a disability? This is a multifaceted question. My opinion: A disability alters the “natural” or “normal” state of something or someone. The qualifier for this is who is defining “natural or normal states,” and how the definitions...

Do you know how to respond to a mental-health crisis?

Do you know how to respond to a mental-health crisis?

Feb. 20 | Mental Health First Aid provides the needed skills By Vickie Evans-Nash MSR Editor-in-Chief First aid and CPR classes have been taught across the nation for years now, giving people with no medical training lifesaving skills in the event of a medical...

Crutchfield among ‘Top 100 Newsmakers’

Crutchfield among ‘Top 100 Newsmakers’

Feb. 20 | Minnesota doctor Charles E. Crutchfield III has been selected by “The Grio,” a division of NBC News, as one of the “Top 100 Newsmakers Making History in the United States 2013”  for Black History Month. Former honorees  include Michelle...

U of M honors late MSR senior sportswriter

U of M honors late MSR senior sportswriter

Feb. 14 | Kwame McDonald was highly regarded as educator, activist and friend to many   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team honored the late Kwame McDonald during halftime of Sunday’s Gophers-Illinois...

Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Feb. 14 |   As I celebrate Black History Month, I’d like to recognize one of my indigenous West African ancestral religions that’s not homophobic — even if some of the practitioners are. To the disbelief of many — it’s Vodun. Haitian Vodou is an...

Local anti-foreclosure movement put on trial

Local anti-foreclosure movement put on trial

Feb. 14 |   When Anthony Newby of Occupy Homes MN was brought up on charges recently of assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing for doing absolutely nothing wrong, it made it obvious what the U.S. justice system is really all about and who and what it...

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Feb. 14 |   Through Wed., Feb. 20   Thursday, February 14   7 pm — Saakumu West African Drum and Dance Troupe Performance, Sundin Music Hall, Hamline Univ., 1531 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul The Saakumu Drum and Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional...

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

President Obama’s visit to discuss gun violence disappoints

Feb. 14 |   What joy and excitement energized the Black community, individuals and organizations alike, anticipating seeing and meeting the first African American president, Barrack Obama, in North Minneapolis when he was in town Monday, February 4 to make...

Twin Cities boys’ crown up for grabs

Twin Cities boys’ crown up for grabs

Feb. 14 | At the present time, it’s anybody’s guess who will represent the Minneapolis and St. Paul City Conferences in the Twin Cities boys’ basketball game next month. While St. Paul is in a three-way tie with Highland Park (led by DION BRADLEY), St....