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Individual Education Plans left my  children isolated, unchallenged

Individual Education Plans left my children isolated, unchallenged

Jul. 31 |     By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator   I would like to warn parents about the disadvantages of an IEP or Individual Education Plan. My children were educated in the Minnesota Public and Charter School systems. Three of my four sons...

A few WNBA All-Star firsts

A few WNBA All-Star firsts

Jul. 31 |       UNCASVILLE, CONN. — “Her-stories” were aplenty here last Saturday at the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game. “I think it is very reflective of the 17th season of the WNBA,” said League President Laurel Richie. “We have a wonderful...

McKnight hires new arts program officer

McKnight hires new arts program officer

Jul. 31 | The McKnight Foundation has hired Arleta Little as arts program officer. She will join the foundation on August 5. Little has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years, for the past seven as executive director of the Givens Foundation for African...

Shed G to emcee Sabathani Senior Center fundraiser

Shed G to emcee Sabathani Senior Center fundraiser

Jul. 31 | The community is invited to the Sabathani Senior Center’s (SSC) 10th annual Unity in Worship (UIW) fundraising event on Saturday, August 3 from 2-4 pm. This year’s gospel talent showcase is predicted to be the most exciting and dynamic Unity...

Diversify your job search

Diversify your job search

Jul. 31 |   Let’s begin by examining our job-searching mindset. Successful job seekers think one way, unsuccessful ones think another. What is the difference? In today’s marketplace, it is no longer enough to think of oneself as a mere commodity hoping...

Canton calls for Cris Carter!

Canton calls for Cris Carter!

Jul. 31 |     Last Friday I was in Mankato for the start of Minnesota Vikings training camp, as I have been now every year since 1978. The Vikings have held training camp in Mankato for 48 years. And for the third straight year, the Vikings will have...

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Jul. 31 |     Tina Thompson (Seattle) is the WNBA’s last original player. Fittingly, the 38-year-old Thompson, the league’s first player selected in 1997 who since has played in every season, was named as an All-Star replacement player by WNBA...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jul. 31 | What may be life-altering need not be life-ending   I recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with one of my peers, a friend and an excellent person. I was in the process of taking care of her lawn. She emerged from the garage and stood...

Pulley draws national attention  to Minnesota talent

Pulley draws national attention to Minnesota talent

Jul. 31 |     Guards TYUS JONES (Apple Valley), ISAIAH MCKAY (Park Center), JARVIS JOHNSON (DeLaSalle), SACAR ANIM (DeLaSalle), MASON JENSEN (Ballard, Iowa) JAKE LAWSON (Hopkins) and BJORN BROMAN (Lakeview Christian) teamed with post players REID...

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Restoring the ‘Beloved Community’

Jul. 31 | Understanding how the African soul endured   Now that the African is in America, the experience of enslavement has resulted in broken families, homes, communities and culture. Losing community leaves the person carrying the intolerable burden of...
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