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No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

No candidates of color for Mpls Park Board elections

Jun. 26 | MPRB commissioners make ‘huge decisions’ affecting Black youth   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   East Phillips Park in MinneapolisPhoto by Jamal Denman   All nine Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)commissioner seats...

Patrick Henry valedictorian sets her own course rather than follow the crowd

Patrick Henry valedictorian sets her own course rather than follow the crowd

Jun. 26 | Her example refutes stereotype of young Black women By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   One has to wonder whence the next Michelle Obama will come. After all, it’s apt to be quite a while until we see another Black president — of either...

Celebrating Fathers in the Twin Cities community

Celebrating Fathers in the Twin Cities community

Jun. 26 |                                           Honoring fathers in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul community was the focus of a series of activities...

Should more Black women decide to have natural births?

Should more Black women decide to have natural births?

Jun. 26 | On June 5, 2013, I was blessed to have the experience of bringing a child into the world. Well, my wife did the majority of the work. I was more of a support. We were graced with the presence of a healthy baby girl. The journey to this joyous occasion...

What is melasma and why should I care?

What is melasma and why should I care?

Jun. 26 |               Melasma is a condition where one develops dark brown and gray patches most notably on the forehead, upper lip, nose and cheeks. It can also occur on the forearms and neck. I consider melasma to be...

Somali parents struggle with trauma of childhood autism

Somali parents struggle with trauma of childhood autism

Jun. 26 | New legislation promises more help for low-income families   By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   “It’s an awesome feeling to change policy so that equality is from the get-go and from the gate for all kids. This new law/policy...

Final tributes to an inspirational coach

Final tributes to an inspirational coach

Jun. 26 | I only knew Charlie Coles through my high school basketball coach, Ed Rachel — the two were friends who regularly met and talked shop. I never met him in person but can only imagine that Coles, who died June 7 at age 71, is again talking shop with...

A great man honored – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

A great man honored – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

Jun. 26 | The St. Paul Parks and Recreation and the Stacy’s Light Still Shines Committee dedicated the Jimmy Lee/Oxford Community Center football field in honor of the late great Stacy L. Robinson on Saturday, June 15. Robinson, another in the long list of...

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

All-around athlete excelled in many sports – Local prep star memorialized with Stacy L. Robinson Field

Jun. 26 | STACY ROBINSON, the former St. Paul Central football, basketball and track standout who went on to win two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, was honored a couple of weeks ago after a field was renamed after him. Robinson, who played as a youth...

Mercury rookie Griner gets help from legends

Mercury rookie Griner gets help from legends

Jun. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   While other reporters asked basketball-related questions during her first Twin Cities visit since 2011, the MSR instead asked 6’-8” Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner about her musical tastes. Brittney...