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Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Oct. 10 |   Current supply of dental providers  inadequate to meet provisions of  new healthcare law     Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David...

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Oct. 10 |   Years ago, after I delivered my wonderful daughter, I found myself eating out of depression; love of course played a part, but so did broken dreams. I also felt anxious, overwhelmed, and at times hopeless. When my daughter was three months...

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in  Black, Latino media

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in Black, Latino media

Oct. 10 |   FIRST OF A TWO-PART STORY By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     A new report from The Opportunity Agenda points out that favorable public opinion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color is slowly growing...

What happened when we got off the bus?

What happened when we got off the bus?

Oct. 10 |   October 16 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. I remember that day because I stood in support of the beautiful brothers that had sent such a loud message to the world. I remember listening to great speeches,...

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Collard greens and chicken sans fat

Oct. 3 |   Soul food reinvented using a blend of cultural flavors   Growing up during a time where the daily aroma of fried chicken drifted throughout homes seldom locked, I recall the magical experience of tasting those crispy morsels, prepared...

U Have the Right sounds the alarm on teen rape

U Have the Right sounds the alarm on teen rape

Oct. 3 |   Ages ago, 2002 to be exact, I had the opportunity to review U Have the Right, a remarkable recording from HSRA (High School for the Recording Arts), Another LevelRecords and Forward Recordings. Financed in the main by Cornerstone (www.cornerstonemn.org),...

Northside neighborhoods reflect what it  means to be diverse

Northside neighborhoods reflect what it means to be diverse

Oct. 3 |     There are many reasons to live in or move to the Northside. These reasons are based on the many assets of our community and the assets of many of the people who live here. Some move to the Northside because of the great housing deals,...

Over 25 percent of African  Americans struggle with hunger

Over 25 percent of African Americans struggle with hunger

Oct. 3 |   Data released in early September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 25.1 percent of African American households were food insecure in 2011. Food insecure households are those that struggle to put food on the table and...

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Back in the Day gathering celebrates S. Mpls

Sep. 20 |   On Saturday, September 1 at Phelps Park on 39th and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis, the Third Annual Back in the Day gathering was held to reunite people who grew up in the community with youth and elders. Approximately 400 people attended...

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

Sep. 20 | Economy faces devastation without action from Congress Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “Sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term...