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What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Nov. 23 |             By Marilyn Tavenner Contributing Writer Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year, too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare...

KSTP and Pointergate: not as surprising as we want to believe

KSTP and Pointergate: not as surprising as we want to believe

Nov. 22 | KSTP’s outrageous Pointergate story has caused quite the stir on the Internet. Daily Kos called it the most racist piece of journalism in 2014. I think it fits right in with the stories that suggest that Black people are going to riot if there isn’t...

More babies not born in hospitals

More babies not born in hospitals

Nov. 22 | More than 1.3 percent of births (904 babies) in Minnesota in 2012 occurred outside of a hospital — mainly in homes and freestanding birth centers — up from 0.5 percent of births (366 babies) in 2004. “As the numbers of freestanding birth centers...

Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Gary Cunningham named Metro State Alumnus of the Year

Nov. 22 | In recognition of his strong commitment to serving the Twin Cities community both as a professional and as a volunteer, Metropolitan State University recognized Gary Cunningham as its 2014 Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Celebrating Service to the...

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Election 2014 — Republicans take control of Congress: How?

Nov. 21 | With Republicans taking control of Congress, questions raised in Black America include: Is Barack Obama unpopular because of what he and his administration have done, because of the color of his skin, or both? Democrats say voters voted against their...

Sculptor refuses to be pushed around by racism

Sculptor refuses to be pushed around by racism

Nov. 21 | Local artist’s work displayed ‘from here to Ireland’    By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   St. Paul sculptor Frank Brown describes himself as a “gofer,” someone who “goes for it, who doesn’t sit around waiting for someone...

Graduation Celebration 2015

Graduation Celebration 2015

Nov. 21 |   Spokesman-Recorder Nonprofit 501c3 will host its 20th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Hilton Hotel located in Downtown Minneapolis in May of 21st 2015. The theme for this event, “Education and Graduation: It’s a Family...

Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights

Nov. 21 | Movie Review By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer It has been a while since I’ve seen and heard a Hollywood production with excellent and spectacular appeal. Beyond the Lights is bound to appeal to the young and the old, Black and White. It’s...

Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Nov. 21 |   Brilliantly gifted vocalist Kiana Marie (www.kianamarie.biz) is fast-tracked for success and comes by it honestly. You could say she was born and bred to the craft, as her family has been part of Twin Cities music for generations. Sitting...

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Some things — like White-dominated college sports staff — never seem to change

Nov. 21 | It’s the same old story when it comes to college sports administration — it’s still a White man’s world. The University of Minnesota’s key leadership positions, along with those of the other 100-plus Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools,...
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