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President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

Youth Coordinating Board lauded for making Downtown Mpls safer

Youth Coordinating Board lauded for making Downtown Mpls safer

Feb. 26 | By Jerry Freeman Senior Editor   Members of the YCB recognized for their work: (l-r) James Everett, Jernell McLane, Byron Hawkins, Johnell Hallman, Terrall Lewis, (front row) Sarah Klouda, Tameika Williams, Evan Barnett, (back row) Wendell Johnson...

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Feb. 26 |             Approximately 75,000 people die every year from bladder cancer in the United States. Although bladder cancer can occur at any time, it most commonly occurs after age 70. It is in the top five cancers for...

On race and culture

On race and culture

Feb. 26 | Tips for sustaining a healthy lifestyle  all your life   It seems like whenever I have my hot pink gym bag in hand, an enthusiastic child of mine runs around the corner and insists they need full and complete attention. I begin to feel my grip...

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Feb. 19 |             Dear Doctor: When I look at anything with a bright background or at the sky, I see wiggly, squiggly lines. What are those?   Those are called harmless retinal floaters. Eye floaters are small wiggly...

Fighting the Winter Blues

Fighting the Winter Blues

Feb. 19 | Are you experiencing the winter blues — sleeping more than usual, feeling lethargic, and craving carbohydrates? You might be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that affects people during the same season...

The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

Feb. 18 |   “There are no ni**ers here. The people here, they still have their self-respect, their pride.” Richard Pryor (1940-2005)    There is only the Human Race; there is no legitimacy to “race” based on adaptations of human hair and skin...

That blood-red spot in your eye  is most likely no cause for alarm

That blood-red spot in your eye is most likely no cause for alarm

Feb. 12 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I noticed I had a big, red bloodspot in the white part of my eye. I don’t remember injuring my eye. How did this happen?   A subconjunctival...

Natural hair: trend, or movement?

Natural hair: trend, or movement?

Feb. 12 | It gets deep when you have to define or categorize the hair strands that grow out of your scalp. Where should our natural hair fit into this society in which we live today in 2014? This makes me think of talk show host Arsenio Hall when he said, “the...

Is time the key to healthy families?

Is time the key to healthy families?

Feb. 12 | Rev. Dr. Daniel B. McKizzie of New CreationBaptist Church (l) and Brian KelleyPhoto courtesy of Brian Kelley We often hear about the importance of quality time in relationships. Time is important in development and success within anything we do....