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Does the Black community  suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Does the Black community suffer from ‘Hood Disease’?

Jul. 5 | The summer is upon us, which means tensions will be rising soon. We have already had a string of shootings and murders in the Twin Cities. We go through this cycle every year. This year a new term has been introduced to us via the national news....

The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

The Good Wife Works – White and Blacks as allies and marriage partners

Jul. 4 | “The whites and their hatreds are the problem and not us.” — bell hooks, Bone Black   When the U.S. State Department’s former Secretary Dean Rusk’s daughter married a Black man, the Department received a few hundred nasty letters and...

Lyme disease can cause serious health problems if left untreated

Lyme disease can cause serious health problems if left untreated

Jul. 3 | What is Lyme disease?  Lyme disease is a disease that is caused by a bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi). It is commonly found in North America and Europe. It is spread by deer ticks. Deer ticks bite and feed on the blood of animals and on humans....

Meda announces new president/CEO

Meda announces new president/CEO

Jul. 3 | For the seventh time in its 43-year history, Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Agency) has announced a new president and CEO. Northwest Area Foundation Vice President of Programs and Chief Program Officer Gary Cunningham is the newly appointed...

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

Jun. 26 | In 1994, Congress declared June as Men’s Health Month to recognize men’s health as a family issue and highlight its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters. Men’s Health Month also heightens awareness of preventable health problems...

Don’t just sit there — do something!

Don’t just sit there — do something!

Jun. 26 |                         and Tamiko Morgan, MD   Eighty-six percent of Americans sit all day at work. We remember the days when we “envied” those who had the ability to sit at work....

The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

Jun. 24 |           “Many men in our culture never recover from childhood unkindnesses.” — bell hooks (born 09/25/52 as Gloria Watkins)   The books of Pearl Cleage and Rosie Perez’s Handbook for an Unpredictable Life (N.Y.:...

Hair loss or damage — did I do that?

Hair loss or damage — did I do that?

Jun. 23 | How many of you have heard people say, “Sometimes you endure the pain to be beautiful”? Is the consequence behind the pain truly worth it? There are many health issues one may encounter that can cause hair loss and damage that are totally out...

Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Jun. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Ernest Comer IIIPhotos courtesy of Ernest Comer III In a day and age when the Civil Rights Era clarion “We Shall Overcome” increasingly has changed for many Black people to “I have overcome,”...

Uncontrolled diabetes can have devastating consequences

Uncontrolled diabetes can have devastating consequences

Jun. 19 |           Dr. Crutchfield, there has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about diabetes. What is diabetes?   Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a group of diseases in which there are high levels...