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State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

Jul. 14 | Local, national organizations help the vision-impaired maintain a rich life   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Over many years, studies have shown African Americans to be more prone to diabetes than Caucasians and to have a higher incidence...

Sister Spokesman gives women skills to spice up their relationships

Sister Spokesman gives women skills to spice up their relationships

Jul. 11 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   The need to spice up our relationships is something that most of us will experience if we have been in any form of a relationship for any substantial amount of time. To help in this effort of spicing things...

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

Jul. 10 | Sen. Marty to introduce an anti-poverty ‘Worker Dignity Bill’ in upcoming session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Poverty in Minnesota has been the subject of much talk and some action. From 2008’s “Commission on Ending Poverty...

Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Jul. 9 | Their message to local Black females: ‘Get out there and try’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Historically for many Blacks, volleyball is often seen as a too-costly country-club sport. Therefore, it’s unusual, especially in this...

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Acting can help troubled youth face real-life drama

Jul. 7 | Crossroads Panorama uses theater arts to build coping skills   By Dwight Hobbes  Contributing Writer  If you’re going to salvage a community, the important populace to focus on is the young. And, face it, the urban African American community...

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Jul. 4 | New president says she tries to ‘leave a legacy, no matter how small’   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Nearly a quarter of U.S. college presidents are women, but according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)...

Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Jul. 2 | March 4, 1944 — June 27, 2014     Bobby Womack, one of the last great legends of soul music, has passed into lore, leaving an incomparable legacy a generation will long remember. They don’t make music like this anymore, haven’t for quite...

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

Jul. 2 | Partnerships formed to better prepare more kids for kindergarten  By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and University of Minnesota officials point out that additional slots for early childhood learning, especially...

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Jun. 29 | Author challenges dysfunctional decisions Blacks make that hinder their progression   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   African Americans today are not known for an abiding sense of accountability. In fact, according to an overriding...

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

Jun. 27 | Local advocates join delegation to Geneva  to encourage treaty enforcement   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In the mid-1960s, the U.N. proposed a treaty — the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...