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Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Aug. 4 | Years ago, I took a course on how to develop supervision skills in new managers. During one lecture, the professor stated that employees are not motivated by money. This philosophy was foreign to me, as it did not resonate with my desires or my motivators. This...

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Aug. 1 |   Work in helping professions can lead to burnout, loss of compassion         By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Compassion is defined as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”...

Summer heat and medications can be a dangerous combination for seniors

Summer heat and medications can be a dangerous combination for seniors

Jul. 31 | A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why families are urged to pay special attention to seniors who...

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Jul. 31 | Matching grants are available to greatly reduce costs   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week we introduced MSR readers to environmental disparities affecting communities of color and how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)...

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Early detection of prostate cancer can save lives

Jul. 29 | It’s especially important that Black men over 40 discuss this with their doctor   African American men are 65 percent more likely than Caucasian men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. Additionally, African American...

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...