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Environmental racism in Minnesota is unacceptable

Environmental racism in Minnesota is unacceptable

Aug. 27 | I recently read about the new regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has released limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. These regulations are really exciting to see. The national government is finally taking action to address...

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth  in America

A racist policeman reminded Blacks of their worth in America

Aug. 27 | By Willie Johnson Guest Commentator   The American dream, is a dream rooted in every Black and White person. The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, MO show the people of America and the world that we have a long way to go when it comes to...

Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Aug. 27 |   By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Stress is a common cause of many health issues and is thought to be related to more than 70 percent of doctor visits. People don’t necessarily come to the doctor complaining of being “stressed,” but when we look...

Depression: A silent killer?

Depression: A silent killer?

Aug. 27 | According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 13.3 minutes another person dies from suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Robin Williams had been very public about his long struggle with depression and substance...

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Aug. 27 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer “Driven” is just one word you could use to describe Lindy Vincent; however, a better word would be “strategic.” Vincent’s a mother of three, a wife, a Stanford and University of Michigan graduate, and...

It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

Aug. 27 | By Jennifer Keitt Contributing Writer Here are five ways for mothers to keep body and soul together as another school year approaches. Heal self-defeating thoughts  “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging...

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Aug. 27 | The evening doesn’t get off to a promising start at Else Warehouse for pianist/producer/composer Wenso Ashby’s The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul release event and listening party. Not having seen Ashby in ages, I eagerly reach to shake his hand....

Belle: biopic inspired by painting chronicles life of slave-turned-aristocrat

Belle: biopic inspired by painting chronicles life of slave-turned-aristocrat

Aug. 27 | Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father brought his eight-year-old...

The diners hold forth

The diners hold forth

Aug. 27 | Hank snatched up a cloth and began wiping the glass table down. “Would you start putting those burgers on the platter while they’re still edible?” “Sure thing.” “So, what’s my daughter got against Helen St. James? I saw the woman...

Happy 80th MSR!

Happy 80th MSR!

Aug. 27 | This month, the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder (MSR) celebrates 80 years of continuous publication. The MSR is the oldest Black business in the state of Minnesota and one of the oldest Black newspapers in the Midwest. The MSR building, located at 3744...