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The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

Aug. 28 |     The last couple of months have been challenging for the administration of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. She is showing she can meet challenges and seek solutions. The incidents embarrassing to the department — in Apple Valley,...

Why I don’t call  the police

Why I don’t call the police

Aug. 28 |     In a Minneapolis Police Department squad car, this morning: crowded by claustrophobia-like cowardice on a battlefield, reflect on how one can do right and still go wrong. Years back, assaulted on the sidewalk. Call 911. Squad car comes....

We need a change

We need a change

Aug. 28 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding...

Rolling up our sleeves to take  on the achievement gap

Rolling up our sleeves to take on the achievement gap

Aug. 28 |     By Katrice Albert Guest Commentator   It’s not surprising to hear Minneapolis/St. Paul has one of the widest student education achievement gaps — between children of color and White children — in the United States. It’s...

Little Black girls need daddies, too

Little Black girls need daddies, too

Aug. 28 | As the emotional impact of the George Zimmerman murder acquittal begins to settle, the focus has once again returned to the importance of having healthy men in the lives of young Black boys. This has been the same focus since the 1980s. Rightfully...

Creating a stand-out work portfolio

Creating a stand-out work portfolio

Aug. 28 | A portfolio with real examples of your work communicates more than just the quality of your work. It demonstrates your passion and commitment to your profession. Let’s take a closer look at what a work portfolio is and how to create one.   What...

Surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

Surprising pregnancy facts: body changes beyond your tummy

Aug. 28 |   You expect your abdomen to grow during pregnancy — and perhaps your breasts, too — but the following physical changes may take you by surprise. As with many pregnancy changes, hormones and genetics play a major role in most of these changes...

August is Emotional Wellbeing Month

August is Emotional Wellbeing Month

Aug. 28 | The United States Department of Health and Human Services has created many national programs to improve the health and wellness of employees and has designated August as Emotional Wellbeing Month. Feeling a sense of contentment, having a purpose,...

2013 Southside Reunion photo gallery!

2013 Southside Reunion photo gallery!

Aug. 27 | Check out the photos from this year’s Southside Reunion! [imagebrowser id=50] Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 22 | The Music   Diana Ross Wed., Aug. 28, 8 pm • Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 1-800-982-2787 or www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org • The legendary Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist named “Female Entertainer of the Century”...