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It’s not your grandmother’s menopause anymore

It’s not your grandmother’s menopause anymore

Jul. 31 | By Dr. Alyse M. Hamilton, MD Menopause often means different things to different women, and even to the men who live with menopausal women. It is such a significant time in life that now it has its own musical, Menopause The Musical. Known for its...

No Justice, No Juice — Food as a tool for organizing

No Justice, No Juice — Food as a tool for organizing

Jul. 24 |       It is hard to talk about race in this country. Some days it’s hard being Black in this country. When I add the “green” to being Black, my day can get very rough. Last Saturday I had a pretty rough evening when I heard the...

How to get all the vitamin D you need

How to get all the vitamin D you need

Jul. 24 |     Gone Green for Health by Renee Barron     In my last my column, we talked about the importance of getting vitamin D from the sun. This column will focus on chemical-free sunscreens and foods rich in vitamin D. Darker-skinned people...

Spirit of volunteerism at the SMSC

Spirit of volunteerism at the SMSC

Jul. 24 |     Volunteerism is more than just a concept at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). John Vig, Sr., an SMSC member, is demonstrating the importance of volunteering through a longtime friendship with SMSC Gaming Enterprise team...

Why environmentalists are upset about the Monsanto Protection Act

Why environmentalists are upset about the Monsanto Protection Act

Jul. 24 |       By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is actually a provision (officially known as Section 735) within a recently passed congressional spending bill, H.R. 933, which...

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Jul. 24 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     In light of the recent George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week stressed the...

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’  on social concerns

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’ on social concerns

Jul. 24 |     By Robin James Contributing Writer   The University of Minnesota has ambitious diversity goals, and Dr. Katrice A. Albert, in her newly appointed position as vice president for equity and diversity, is prepared to lead forward in...

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Second Karamu forum draws engaged audience — One long-term goal: an action plan for the Black community

Jul. 24 |     Mahmoud El-Kati and Jeffry MartinPhotos by Charles Hallman   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Organizers predict that by the time the “Karamu House,” a monthly forum series which began in June, concludes in December, an...

Boutique offers Simply Fabulous designs and accessories

Boutique offers Simply Fabulous designs and accessories

Jul. 24 |       By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Simply Fabulous One Accessory Boutique (www.facebook.com/simplyfabulousone) began, well, simply enough. Owner-proprietor Teresa Rogers recalls, “I used to go into stores like Macy’s...

Keith recalls why he has steered clear of relationships

Keith recalls why he has steered clear of relationships

Jul. 24 |       He’d been sitting there, bugging out to Nicole Scherzinger and Busta Rhymes on the Pussycat Doll’s video “Don’t Cha.” Having searched high and low for the uncensored version. Digging it tough, toking, sipping, grinning...