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Natural hair curlfriend gone rouge

Natural hair curlfriend gone rouge

Jul. 25 | On June 13, 2014 a young lady named Jasmine Toliver, who has natural hair, decided to create a petition with the Change.org page asking Beyonce and Jay-Z to comb their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. The petition reads: “As a woman...

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

The tragedy of LaVena Johnson 

Jul. 23 | On watching The General’s Daughter, a tragically brilliant account of a high-ranking U.S. Army officer’s complicity in silencing his own daughter, herself an army captain, about her sexual assault to further his career, I found it a monstrous,...

Eggs — they’re not just for breakfast anymore

Eggs — they’re not just for breakfast anymore

Jul. 22 | Eating healthy and losing weight is hard but well worth it. One important thing to remember is that eating healthy is not a short-term diet, but rather a journey toward a long-term lifestyle change. So, I am always looking for great recipes and food...

St. Paul mayor, community leaders announce initiatives  to honor Rondo’s past, present and future

St. Paul mayor, community leaders announce initiatives to honor Rondo’s past, present and future

Jul. 21 | Deed for future community center transferred   St. Paul leaders announce Rondo initiatives.Photo courtesy of Rondo Avenue Inc. On Wednesday, July 9, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao, Minnesota Historical Society...

St. Paul’s NAACP head aims to leave the world a little better place

St. Paul’s NAACP head aims to leave the world a little better place

Jul. 17 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   “You got some people who are in it for the notoriety. You got some people who are in it for a specific cause, and they don’t go outside their cause. And you got some people in it that shouldn’t be in...

An enlarged prostate has some annoying symptoms

An enlarged prostate has some annoying symptoms

Jul. 17 | It can also cause serious health problems if not treated   African American men have had the highest prostate cancer rate of any group in the world. African American men have an almost 70 percent higher rate of prostate cancer than in Caucasians...

What is an allergic skin reaction?

What is an allergic skin reaction?

Jul. 12 |               At readers’ request, this week we are reprinting Dr. Crutchfield’s column on allergic skin reactions first published in our March 20 issue.   Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do...

Good sleep is essential to optimal health

Good sleep is essential to optimal health

Jul. 10 | Lack of healthy sleep has an impact on your emotional, physical and spiritual health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic and 50-70 million Americans have sleeping impairment....

Communicating for results

Communicating for results

Jul. 9 | Recently, I led a workshop for professional women. As we were sharing our thoughts, the conversation turned to sayings and caveats that many of us heard as little girls. We often heard things like, “Be seen and not heard” and “Don’t talk...

Does the Black community  suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Does the Black community suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Jul. 5 | The summer is upon us, which means tensions will be rising soon. We have already had a string of shootings and murders in the Twin Cities. We go through this cycle every year. This year a new term has been introduced to us via the national news....