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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...

Radioactive gas: a persistent health risk in Minnesota

Radioactive gas: a persistent health risk in Minnesota

Jan. 16 | Governor Dayton has declared January “Radon Action Month” to encourage testing Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon; winter is the best time to do it. Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is...

A healthy life requires much more than an annual resolution

A healthy life requires much more than an annual resolution

Jan. 16 | “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only passion for life.” — Federico Fellini  New Year’s resolutions are a waste. People tend to make a promise on January 1 with great sincerity but follow it with little effort. Thus, 88 percent...

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

Jan. 16 |   The start of 2013 is making it difficult to avoid one of America’s greatest sins — slavery. We’ve just marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a plethora of films, documentaries and TV specials are scheduled...