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Building assets to escape poverty

Building assets to escape poverty

Dec. 13 | During the mid-to-late 2000s, America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis served as the major catalyst to a larger financial emergency which nearly brought the global economy to ruins. In the wake of this disaster, poverty and unemployment skyrocketed toward...

MSR Archives: Motor Pool WAC’s Win Driver Badges, Brothers In France

MSR Archives: Motor Pool WAC’s Win Driver Badges, Brothers In France

Dec. 13 | From the MSR Legacy Archives As part of our celebration over the next several months of our 80 years of continuous publication, the MSR will be republishing notable stories from our extensive archives of more than 4,000 weekly issues of African American...

Start your journey to health with three simple, if challenging, steps

Start your journey to health with three simple, if challenging, steps

Dec. 13 | Introducing a new monthly health column   For most of my adult life, I have struggled with my weight despite the fact that for over 20 years I have counseled and guided others. It wasn’t that I didn’t have the knowledge or resources. It had...

A nation reviews racism

A nation reviews racism

Dec. 12 | Continued fallout from Ferguson   President Barack Obama convened a very high-powered meeting at the Eisenhower Building in Washington, D.C., Monday, December 1. Later that night, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed a packed congregation at a...

Courageous Rams’ stand on Mike Brown, Jr. deserves our respect, accolades

Courageous Rams’ stand on Mike Brown, Jr. deserves our respect, accolades

Dec. 12 | St. Louis Rams players Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens, ought to be celebrated. Showing solidarity with the people who want to see justice done in the Mike Brown, Jr. murder was an act of courage. These brothers...

Five big steps across the achievement gap

Five big steps across the achievement gap

Dec. 12 | With 10 small, experimental ‘bright spots’ along the way   By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer Earlier this year, Generation Next held a kick-off event at the University of Minnesota to unveil what they believe are the five core initiatives to...

A toast to changing spots

A toast to changing spots

Dec. 12 | There was no convincing the kid that watching the great Helen St. James work had been mostly boring. “Oh, no it wasn’t,” she said with a smile. “Trust me.” “Come on.” “Smitty, listen…” “What did you just call me?” For some...

One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

One Black man’s path to an NFL executive suite

Dec. 12 |               According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), there are nearly 30 high-ranking Black National Football League team executives: seven general managers and 22 vice-presidents....

How to choose a business attorney

How to choose a business attorney

Dec. 12 | It’s often said that one should choose one’s attorney in the same manner that one chooses one’s doctor. If you have a serious knee injury and one that perhaps requires surgery, you are for certain going to seek out the best orthopedic surgeon...

Add a Minnesota-grown Christmas tree to your shopping list

Add a Minnesota-grown Christmas tree to your shopping list

Dec. 12 | Minnesota Christmas tree growers look forward to another great season of local, fragrant Christmas trees thanks to overall good growing conditions this year. Many tree farms are stacked with a variety of trees and were ready to open the day after...