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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...

Cities’ youth hear celebrities’ success stories

Cities’ youth hear celebrities’ success stories

Oct. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   (l-r) Kim Coles, Warren Ballentine and LedisiPhoto by Emmett Timmons Singer-songwriter Ledisi, nationally syndicated radio talk host Warren BallentineWarren Ballentine, and actress Kim Coles were...

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Volunteer to learn new career skills

Oct. 31 |                   If you are thinking of starting a new career, you may be wondering where to begin. Often, when we decide to transition or take a leap into a new adventure, we are faced with the issue...

Make Halloween a healthy, teachable moment

Make Halloween a healthy, teachable moment

Oct. 24 |   There is no shortage of sweet treats on Halloween, which can often be a nightmare for parents of constant bargaining with their kids about how much candy they can consume.  Instead of dreading the season, use it as an opportunity to teach...