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Gladys J. Anderson  November 7, 1943 — October 16, 2014

Gladys J. Anderson November 7, 1943 — October 16, 2014

Oct. 22 | Gladys J. Anderson was born in Bryan, Texas to the late Robert Eddie Randle and Gertie Mae Webster-Randle. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Milton Groce, Jr., Bennie Groce, Eleanor Groce-Castle, Dorothy J. Randle, and son Robert...

Elmer Franklin Owens

Elmer Franklin Owens

Oct. 22 | Services for Elmer Franklin Owens, 76, of Minneapolis will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11 am with visitation at 10 am at Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis. Burial to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. For...

Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Thomas Eric Duncan: turned away because of a lack of insurance, lack of priority

Oct. 22 | Thomas Eric Duncan didn’t necessarily have to die. Yes, he had Ebola and yes, it’s deadly, but Mr. Duncan wasn’t given every opportunity to live. The Dallas hospital continues to tell people there was some kind of mix up and they don’t know...

An ethics officer can help reform  the Mpls Police Department

An ethics officer can help reform the Mpls Police Department

Oct. 22 |             [An open letter] By Michael Friedman Contributing Writer To Mayor Betsy Hodges, Last month, I attended a forum at the Minneapolis Urban League about police-community relations. One of the panelists, longtime...

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Thomas Eric Duncan, a man denied

Oct. 22 |  Another American tragedy of medical apartheid   The name Thomas Eric Duncan will forever live in the annals of American medical history. He has two “firsts” no one wants: the first to die of Ebola in the United States and the first Black...

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Oct. 22 | Learning to cope with loss is essential to our health   The weather is turning and we are entering fall and winter quickly. When seasons change, oftentimes our moods and bodies change as well. Historically, winter has been known as a season of depression....

Strokes can devastate

Strokes can devastate

Oct. 22 | Strokes occur when areas of the brain stop receiving blood and oxygen. The affected areas of the brain may die or become severely damaged. All of the bodily functions controlled by that area of the brain will be affected. Sometimes the loss of body...

Reflections on church

Reflections on church

Oct. 22 | Churches are “the life’s blood of our folks’ community,” Melba Pattillo Beals’ grandma said in Melba’s book Warriors Don’t Cry, which recounts Melba’s membership in the “Little Rock 9,” who integrated Arkansas’ Central High School...

Our gifts are meant to be shared

Our gifts are meant to be shared

Oct. 22 | Introducing a new column we expect will appear regularly in the MSR   Writing has been a passion of mine since before I even understood the word passion. I first started with poetry, and then I moved on to short stories and plays. I wrote my...

Cookie Cart back in business

Cookie Cart back in business

Oct. 22 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Fun, exciting and historical: Those are three words to describe the restoration and reopening of the Cookie Cart. As previously stated, the Cookie Cart has a long history in the connected community of...