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A community meeting with the MN Department of Corrections Commissioner

A community meeting with the MN Department of Corrections Commissioner

Apr. 18 | Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom RoyPhoto from mn.gov       New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and Peace of Hope welcome the entire community and the Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy to a community meeting on...

Given much, foundation manager is passionate about giving back

Given much, foundation manager is passionate about giving back

Apr. 9 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Tolá Oyewole is a self-described hard worker: “I am a hard worker almost to a fault,” she says. Over the years, many Twin Cities-area organizations and companies have benefited from Oyewole’s hard...

Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

Pecking orders appear to be a universal human condition

Apr. 9 | An unidentified young Black male resident of Frogtown told photographer Wing Young Huie, “It’s not just Black people. I know some Asians, and they got the mentality to kill somebody. It’s like everybody got their own little ‘hood.” Studying...

Treating skin of color

Treating skin of color

Apr. 9 | Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects...

Hair it is: Straight or natural, learn to love it

Hair it is: Straight or natural, learn to love it

Apr. 9 | Why does it seem like such a challenge to enjoy our natural abundance of strands growing on top of our heads? Doesn’t it seem odd how we can perpetuate the division amongst Black women down to the very follicle? It’s nearly impossible to make...

E3 Program gets kids — and parents — exercising,  eating better

E3 Program gets kids — and parents — exercising, eating better

Apr. 2 | Left: RCCS student Sarem has fun blind-testing food during the E3 Nutrition Class Trivia.Right: RCCS student Ishmael practices kickboxing, an activity in the school’s E3 Fitness Club.   A  new collaboration between St. Mary’s Health Clinics...

New column guides readers  to a healthier lifestyle

New column guides readers to a healthier lifestyle

Apr. 2 |   New year. New you. Do you remember telling yourself in December, “This year, I will exercise more, I will lose weight, I will eat healthier?” Did your New Year’s Resolution sound similar? You started out with an energetic burst! You...

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Grapefruit juice can make some medications toxic

Mar. 26 |   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Dr. Crutchfield, my brother tells me his doctor told him that he should not drink grapefruit juice while on a new cholesterol medication. Why is that?   Grapefruit juice is a natural, delicious, nutritious...

Marrow transplant recipient finds a way to pay it forward

Marrow transplant recipient finds a way to pay it forward

Mar. 26 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Cherise Rachel Vincent isn’t merely a presence in the room. She commands it. A lithe 5’5”, fluidly articulate with a pleasant yet frank demeanor, she arrests attention with understated authority. Which...

Realizing how  family values  are transmitted

Realizing how family values are transmitted

Mar. 26 | Growing up in Waterloo, Iowa was my world view. Early on I knew there was something drastically different going on in my house than in some of the other homes of my family and friends. It took me a while to get it. While there were 11 of us kids,...