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Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Mar. 20 |   Dr. Wilhelmina HolderPhoto courtesy of Dr. Holder By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   People of African heritage in Minnesota experience higher rates of chronic disease, morbidity and mortality compared to nearly every other cultural...

Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health

Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health

Mar. 20 | Dr. Crutchfield, my daughter has acne. Won’t she just outgrow it, or should we treat it?   Why should anyone care about treating acne?  Acne is a very common skin condition that affects over 90 percent of people in their lives. At a time...

Game of Change:  Racial integration of basketball didn’t end discrimination

Game of Change: Racial integration of basketball didn’t end discrimination

Mar. 20 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the Loyola (Chicago)-Mississippi State NCAA regional semi-finals game played at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich. on March 15, 1963. This week, “Sports...

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Mar. 20 | Early detection essential to controlling the condition   By Robin James Contributing Writer Eliminating health disparities is hard work, particularly when it comes to tackling the list of disparities directly related to the African American...

Why Egypt?

Why Egypt?

Mar. 20 | “For us the return to Egypt in every domain is the necessary condition to reconcile African civilization with history, to build a body of modern human sciences and to be able to renew African culture…Egypt will play the same role in the rethinking...

Black in the USA

Black in the USA

Mar. 19 |   Sixteen year old Brooklyn youth shot and killed , protests held Kimani Gray was shot and killed last week in Brooklyn, after being hit by 7 bullets fired by two plain clothes New York City police detectives. Autopsies so far revealed that 3...

Oprah and Terrance are heating up the internet!

Oprah and Terrance are heating up the internet!

Mar. 18 |     The web has been buzzing and howling about the back and forth between Terrence Howard and Oprah Winfrey who star in the upcoming movie  The Butler. Howard had said rather coyly in an interview with Movie Fanatic about Oprah that...

Georgia Ellyse: Why you need to know about Mike De’cole

Georgia Ellyse: Why you need to know about Mike De’cole

Mar. 18 |   At a time when R&B has been said to be on the decline or even dying, Mike De’cole surfaces as a pleasant pulse and breath of fresh air. The Chicago native, recently dropped his debut single “Never (Lost Without You)” and has received...

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Mar. 13 |           Edward McDonaldPhoto by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   In October 2012, Edward McDonald was appointed director of the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM). The process began when he...

Minnesota legislators work to finalize State health exchange — Democratic majority doesn’t make exchange a ‘slam dunk’

Minnesota legislators work to finalize State health exchange — Democratic majority doesn’t make exchange a ‘slam dunk’

Mar. 13 |     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that beginning in 2014, each state either must have a health exchange available that allows qualified individuals to buy coverage, or join with other states...