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Mpls psychologist receives award for professional excellence

Mpls psychologist receives award for professional excellence

Dec. 5 |   The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota presented Minneapolis psychologist Bravada Garrett-Akinsanya, executive director of the African   Bravada Garrett-AkinsanyaPhoto courtesy of NAMI American Child Wellness Institute...

Enjoy a healthy holiday season

Enjoy a healthy holiday season

Dec. 5 |   Often, when we hear the term “healthy relationship” we think of intimate or romantic relations. However, healthy relationships expand past your partner and you. We need healthy relationships amongst members in our families and communities...

Holiday cuisine: healing  for the mind, body and SOUL

Holiday cuisine: healing for the mind, body and SOUL

Dec. 5 |   As we look forward to spending quality time with family and friends over a hearty spread, you might be pleased to know that holiday dinners are as good as it gets when it comes to healthy eating!   Sweet potatoes  This holiday staple...

Pastor celebrates 50 years of ministry

Pastor celebrates 50 years of ministry

Dec. 5 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Alphonse Reff, Sr. accepted the call to ministry in 1962. “I thought I could do some other things other than [being a minister],” admits the reverend, adding that ever since he took “a whipping from...

It’s time to stand up and shout, ‘No more!’

It’s time to stand up and shout, ‘No more!’

Dec. 5 |   This is a very trying time for the African Americans in Minneapolis. First let me start off by saying there are two very important things missing that allow this tragedy to happen. First is the love of God at the center of many of our people,...

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Nov. 21 | Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. In addition, another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type...

Insights from experts at starting anew

Insights from experts at starting anew

Nov. 21 |     Hello to all the followers of the “Starting Anew” column. I am pleased to announce that after many triumphs and struggles as well as other issues, I have landed a permanent working position at St. Stephens Human Services. It was...

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

America’s Black First Family symbolizes rise of African culture

Nov. 21 | Hotep (Be at peace, be at rest, be free) In this the second in a three-part series, I want to share another core idea: “SIA” an ancient African teaching that I have had the great honor of having verified in travels to the elders in Africa and...

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Athletes encourage youth to stay active, healthy

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Around 100 local boys and girls worked with WNBA stars October 15 on staying active and living healthy. The five Minnesota Lynx starters — Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Maya Moore, Lindsay...

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss

Oct. 31 |       First of a two-part story   By Anika Robbins Contributing Writer     Between lifestyle and grooming issues and breast cancer treatments, hair loss affects an estimated 21 million women in the U.S., according to...