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MAEOMAI PETERSON

MAEOMAI PETERSON

Feb. 12 | Born June 17, 1937 Greenville, Alabama Died January 23, 2014 At the age of 76 PRECEDED IN DEATH BY Parents, Ranza and Lula Pryor Brother, Willie Dean SURVIVED BY Sister, Maeola McKinnes Children, Victor (Peggy) Pryor Gary (Pamela) Peterson Bruce...

Nearly five million Black households hit by food stamp cuts

Nearly five million Black households hit by food stamp cuts

Nov. 20 | By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer   Approximately 4.7 million African American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning this month. Bread for the World, a non-partisan, Christian citizens’...

Spoken Heroes

Spoken Heroes

Mar. 21 |   Often times people in our community and their giving spirit to others goes unnoticed. This is our opportunity to recognize these heroes and their accomplishments. Simply download the form provided here and nominate your hero. Once the nomination...

Purchase a 2014 Minnesota Black History Calendar

Purchase a 2014 Minnesota Black History Calendar

Jan. 24 | Click the image above to email us your calendar request, or email [email protected] for information.                   Share:More

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Dec. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nearly 50 persons attended “A Gathering for Media Justice” held last weekend at Hamline University for community members and local non-mainstream media representatives. Sponsored by Community Action...

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Dec. 12 | Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people According to Pastor Terrance Jacobs, former director with the Gamaliel Organization who was appointed to Africa, power is the concentration of “organized people...

Enjoy your holidays in moderation, and stay motivated

Enjoy your holidays in moderation, and stay motivated

Dec. 12 |   The holidays are in full swing! Christmas parties at work, family gatherings, and a host of other events are filled with sweet treats — I love the holidays and the spirit that they bring, but my waistline doesn’t love the sweet treats (or...

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...