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Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Oct. 24 |     Dennis Spears, successful local entertainer and beloved mentor to youth on the North Side, attributes much of his life success to a man who loved him unconditionally, taught him patiently, and provided steady examples of good citizenship...

Report urges more positive LGBT stories  in Black media

Report urges more positive LGBT stories in Black media

Oct. 17 |   Conclusion of a two-part story   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   LGBT people of color often are seen as “double-outsiders” in their respective communities, says the Opportunity Agenda report on LGBT issues and race released...

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Oct. 17 |      Living (the early years)    I am in the middle of my fifth decade of life. I acquired my disability at the age of two and one half years old. Living with a disability is a mighty challenge for anyone. My disability happened early...

Food as a weapon: Welcome to a ‘new age of food justice’

Food as a weapon: Welcome to a ‘new age of food justice’

Oct. 17 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Kwasi Nate Russell has studied the corridor on Minneapolis’ North Side from West Broadway Avenue, starting at Washington Avenue and east toward Girard Avenue, and discovered nearly 20 “major and minor fast-food/...

Black women: Reclaim your sacredness as containers for the spirit of our people

Black women: Reclaim your sacredness as containers for the spirit of our people

Oct. 17 |   First of a three part column   In my last article, I highlighted culture as a resource for healing, building, and creating financial prosperity among African American people. The central message expressed was the importance of a return to...

Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Oct. 10 |   Current supply of dental providers  inadequate to meet provisions of  new healthcare law     Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David...

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Oct. 10 |   Years ago, after I delivered my wonderful daughter, I found myself eating out of depression; love of course played a part, but so did broken dreams. I also felt anxious, overwhelmed, and at times hopeless. When my daughter was three months...

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in  Black, Latino media

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in Black, Latino media

Oct. 10 |   FIRST OF A TWO-PART STORY By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     A new report from The Opportunity Agenda points out that favorable public opinion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color is slowly growing...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Oct. 3 |   Soul food reinvented using a blend of cultural flavors   Growing up during a time where the daily aroma of fried chicken drifted throughout homes seldom locked, I recall the magical experience of tasting those crispy morsels, prepared...
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