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Help shape our city

Help shape our city

Sep. 26 | Apply for openings on Mpls Civil Rights Departments’ boards, commissions   Applications are now being accepted for openings on the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions, positions that the city council and mayor will...

049: zero alcohol for nine months’ pregnancy for healthy babies

049: zero alcohol for nine months’ pregnancy for healthy babies

Sep. 25 | September is FASD Awareness Month. To mark this occasion, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is leading the way in increasing awareness and educating women on the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal...

Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Let’s talk about diabetes and wellness

Sep. 24 | The Minnesota Diabetes Heart Health Collaborative (MNDHHC) invites you to join in a community conversation about diabetes and wellness to be held on Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-8 pm, at the Center for Families, 3333 N. 4th St. in Minneapolis. This...

Can marijuana be a new ‘NORML’ for Black Minnesotans?

Can marijuana be a new ‘NORML’ for Black Minnesotans?

Sep. 20 | Local activist says legalization could benefit African Americans   The new buzz around town is around the legalization of marijuana. People are discussing both medical and personal use. I had a sit-down conversation with a local community leader...

Syphilis is still a serious problem

Syphilis is still a serious problem

Sep. 17 | STD can cause grave complications if not treated   Syphilis is a bacterial infection. It is considered a sexually transmitted disease. It usually presents as a painless ulcer or sore (called chancre, pronounced “shang-kur”) on areas of sexual...

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

The emotional toll of growing up Black in America

Sep. 13 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children’s Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on “Advancing Success...

Do-over opportunities can come up anytime, anyplace

Do-over opportunities can come up anytime, anyplace

Sep. 12 | Over lunch recently with my daughter, her husband, four of my grandchildren and their great grandmother, we spoke about the importance of food and fun. I shared with the great grandmother — whom we now call “GG” — how much I love cooking with...

Bunions can be a big pain in the toe 

Bunions can be a big pain in the toe 

Sep. 11 |  Early care reduces risk of disabling foot problems    This is another “back by popular demand” reprint of a column originally published March 13, 2014. A new “Doctor’s Advice for Your Good Health” column will return next week.  Dear...

Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Meet Minnesota’s first Black National Guard brigadier general

Sep. 10 | Brigadier General David Hamlar Jr. Col. David Hamlar Jr. was promoted to brigadier general on August 18 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Hamlar is the first African American to achieve the rank of brigadier general in the Minnesota National...

Adults with diabetes: Don’t forget your annual vaccinations

Adults with diabetes: Don’t forget your annual vaccinations

Sep. 5 |   Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar, and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes and ensure the healthiest...