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Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

Good looks may not be the only thing that runs in your family

Good looks may not be the only thing that runs in your family

Feb. 5 | Glaucoma can too    It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to generation are not as easily seen — like glaucoma, an eye disease that runs in families and often...

What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

Feb. 5 |             and Nathan Guimont   Endometriosis is a very common female condition and is defined as the presence of tissue that lines the uterus (or womb) in a location where it is not normally supposed to be. Normally...

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Jan. 29 | By Brandon Jones Contributing Writer   There is a new organization on the corner of E. 38th Street and S. 4th Avenue in Minneapolis, although the organization itself has been around for some time now. It’s called Kente Circle, LLC, and on January...

Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Jan. 29 | As an HR business partner, I have noticed how many employees were opting to gradually move toward retirement rather than immediate retirement. Over the years, I have seen many of my peers experience uncertainty when closing this chapter. Gradually...

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Jan. 29 | But when might it call for a visit to your doctor?               Doctor, my eyelids have been twitching lately. What’s going on?     Small, uncontrolled eyelid twitches lasting just a few minutes are very...

Learning the White way, knowing the African way

Learning the White way, knowing the African way

Jan. 29 |               “Nothing surpasses your writings! You shall love books more than your mother. No Scribe is ever in want and he is valued for his understanding.”  (Ancient Kemetic Teaching 2nd book of Khepra)   Going...

What are skin tags?

What are skin tags?

Jan. 22 |               Skin tags are extremely common. In fact, they likely affect 25-50 percent of people over the age of 40. They occur as small, soft bumps located most commonly under the arms, around the neck, on the...

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

Jan. 22 |             “I will lose weight, I will exercise more, and I will spend less, stop smoking, stop drinking, get organized and so on and so on.” Holidays have passed, the decorations are packed away, and this is the...

Rape in the Fields: the violation of migrant women and girls

Rape in the Fields: the violation of migrant women and girls

Jan. 15 |                 There is a noxiously galling, unsavory aspect to the exploitation of Mexican migrants. Have no illusions: Migrant workers — legal and illegal alike — are taken sore advantage of as cheap...