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Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Seward coop plans for second store run into questions of race, class and food justice

Nov. 13 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer   “Will the store cause a rise in rents?” one community resident asked during the July public meeting about Seward Community Co-op’s plan to open a store across from Sabathani Community Center....

More Vikings impressions

More Vikings impressions

Sep. 30 |     According to an inside source, I wouldn’t be too far off when I said to them that there were more Black workers than Black fans at Sunday’s Minnesota-Cleveland football game at the Metrodome. A three-year Black female stadium worker...

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

Sep. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Billy CobhamPhoto courtesy of publicist Nancy Balik   According to www.whosampled.com, Billy Cobham’s music has been sampled over 40 times, including two signature songs “Red Baron” (sampled...

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Sep. 12 |   On behalf of the Xcel Energy Foundation, Marsha Connor, communications consultant-web, Xcel Energy, recently presented a $5,000 educational grant check from the Xcel Energy Foundation to the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Twin Cities...

There’s no love in the gang

There’s no love in the gang

May. 8 |   Summer’s coming soon — time for any conscious or concerned parents to make a decision. Young boys and girls must make a decision, too. There’s no love in street organization or what people call gangs. It’s time to step away, get out...

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Apr. 17 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   Recent research from the University of Minnesota shows what women like Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra have known for decades: Cultural support during pregnancy has a positive impact on birth outcomes...

Share your heritage — cook with your children

Share your heritage — cook with your children

Jan. 30 | Whenever I hear my pre-adolescent daughter say, “Mom, I’m hungry!” I’m reminded of how much things have changed since I was her age. At the risk of sounding like I grew up on Little House on the Prairie, I would like to add that at her age...

Staying hydrated during the winter months

Staying hydrated during the winter months

Jan. 30 | Brittle nails? Snapping hair? Losing your complexion? Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Take control of your hair, skin and nails and moisturize yourself back to vitality! Harsh winter temps can wreak havoc on our bodies, but you can fight...

The 252 lost to violence in just five years

The 252 lost to violence in just five years

Jan. 16 | It’s 2013, and we are still working on this issue of crime and violence across the country. However, I did get some feedback on my last article, so let me try to give some clarity again… The savage murders of 20 children is still outrageous and...