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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,...

MayDay Parade marks 40 years of fun

MayDay Parade marks 40 years of fun

Mar. 26 |   The MayDay Parade and Festival, Powderhorn and Phillips neighborhoods’ beloved community institution, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary this year. Public workshops for this year’s parade will begin Saturday, April 5, and run through...

Skills for your future:  What every employer wants you to have

Skills for your future: What every employer wants you to have

Mar. 26 | In her book, HER Corner Office: A guide to help women find a place and a voice in corporate America, author Trudy Bourgeois offers time-tested career development advice to women at any stage in their career. Below are excerpts from the book, which...

What is an allergic skin reaction?

What is an allergic skin reaction?

Mar. 19 |             Dear Doctor: My skin is red and itchy. How do I know if I am having an allergic skin reaction?   An allergic skin reaction is a common skin rash that occurs when your skin comes into contact with a...

Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Mar. 19 | Enroll now or wait until October to get health insurance   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Open enrollment for health coverage through MNsure ends March 31. According to officials, enrollment has increased 54 percent — about 56,000...

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

A challenge to Black churches: ‘Break down walls’   that divide our community

A challenge to Black churches: ‘Break down walls’ that divide our community

Mar. 12 | A St. Paul reverend calls on the faithful to tackle worldly problems   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Black church must be more vocal on current local and national issues, says a local cleric. During a February 16 joint celebration service...

Keeping those skeletons  in the closet

Keeping those skeletons in the closet

Mar. 12 | Introducing a new column that will appear regularly in the MSR   Recently I was asked why would I want to write a column titled “Every Day is a Do Over.” I responded that I wish someone had told me sooner in this life that I could do better tomorrow. Yes,...

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Bunions can be a big pain in the big toe

Mar. 12 | Early care can reduce risk of developing disabling foot problem   By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: My aunt told me she has a painful bunion. What is that?   Abunion is large bump that forms at the base of the big toe...