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The march is on

The march is on

Dec. 18 | By William E. Spriggs Guest Commentator   Last week, President Barack Obama delivered an address, starting a dialogue on how the long path to America’s current level of inequality has led us to the wrong place. The president said that Americans’...

‘Prisonpreneur’: from cells  to sales

‘Prisonpreneur’: from cells to sales

Dec. 18 | By James Clingman Guest Commentator   (This article is dedicated to the folks in jails and prisons. Please share it with them.) According to the 13th Amendment, slavery in this country has not been fully abolished; there is an exception that...

Along comes Kisa

Along comes Kisa

Dec. 18 |   As long as he was downtown, Keith decided to swing by Sheridan Square. If, for nothing else, to see what group of rabble rousers was protesting which social or political or corporate evil. Not that he gave a damn about injustice. If anything,...

New study: Typical U.S. households of color have no retirement savings

New study: Typical U.S. households of color have no retirement savings

Dec. 18 | Retirement crisis most severe for Blacks, Latinos    A new report calculates the severity of the U.S. retirement security racial divide. The analysis finds that every racial group faces significant risks, but people of color face particularly severe...

Taking Charge of Your Career: a book review

Taking Charge of Your Career: a book review

Dec. 18 | In Taking Charge of Your Career by Leigh Bailey, the author outlines tips for making your current job more satisfying and setting future career goals. Taking Charge of Your Career is a workbook that gives the reader practical tools, a roadmap, and...

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Dec. 18 | What is Graves’ disease? Graves’ disease is a disease of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is located on the front of your neck, just above the level of your collarbone. In men it is just underneath the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland...

Natural hair terms — I feel bilingual!

Natural hair terms — I feel bilingual!

Dec. 18 | There are several dictionariesspecifically for natural hair   I can remember when I first went natural three years ago and started watching YouTube. As I listened in excitement to learn how to care for my hair, I could have sworn those girls...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Vikings pound Eagles 48-30

Dec. 18 | First-place Philadelphia, the hottest team in the NFL, winners of five in a row looking to pad their NFC East lead, ran into a frustrated group of Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Playing the next-to-last game in the history of Mall of America Field...

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Dec. 18 | First order of business: addressing the racial achievement gap   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Betsy Hodges remarked last week that she doesn’t recall ever before meeting in the small den-like room on the third floor of City Hall....