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Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Sep. 24 | The Minnesota Diabetes Heart Health Collaborative (MNDHHC) invites you to join in a community conversation about diabetes and wellness to be held on Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-8 pm, at the Center for Families, 3333 N. 4th St. in Minneapolis. This...

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Sep. 24 | When Lesli dropped that “Just decided to keep it” bomb, Keith couldn’t believe she hadn’t at least talked with him before making up her mind. And told her so. On the one hand, yes, it’s her body. On the other, that was him in there,...

Twin Cities fashions highlighted at Sister Spokesman

Twin Cities fashions highlighted at Sister Spokesman

Sep. 24 | Local businesses offered lineup featuring casual to retro styles   By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer Exquisite, impressive, elegant, enlightening and inspiring: These are just a few words to describe the Sister Spokesman Third Annual Fashion...

NFL is being attacked!

NFL is being attacked!

Sep. 24 | The NFL game and its players are so popular by leaps and bounds ahead of the other professional team sports that suddenly in a political year the negative stories about some star players have launched an all-out attack by many on NFL Commissioner...

Black children are beloved and beaten

Black children are beloved and beaten

Sep. 24 | ”Beloved and beaten” is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children — past and present — are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline style that is painfully revered. Yet, in too many...

New and upcoming: Miles Davis biopic, Chick Corea and more

New and upcoming: Miles Davis biopic, Chick Corea and more

Sep. 23 |             Recently, I was scanning Netflix for a movie to watch and I came across Indecent Proposal. I watched it, again. Surprise, Herbie Hancock played the piano in one scene. I hadn’t noticed that when I watched...

Voting rates for poor and people of color are low

Voting rates for poor and people of color are low

Sep. 22 | We must turn disenfranchisement into participation   Among our many programs and services, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties directs initiatives designed to promote voter education and political participation, increase...

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Michael Dunn Retrial Begins: Florida Man Killed Teen in Music Dispute

Sep. 22 | Lauren Raab, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   (The L.A. Times)—The retrial of Michael Dunn, a Florida man who shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music, began Monday with jury selection. In February,...

Report Card on Black America

Report Card on Black America

Sep. 22 | By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some might think the annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage the U.S. Census Bureau released last week had a distinctly repetitive tone to it. Albeit with a few exceptions, the words “not statistically...

St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

Sep. 22 | By Myrle B. Cooper  Guest Commentator Many may remember the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967). Strother Martin played the snide Capt’n/captain of a southern prison road gang. Paul Newman played Luke, a prisoner who created his own problems. Capt’n...