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A nation in pain, a nation whose heart is broken again

A nation in pain, a nation whose heart is broken again

Dec. 26 | When news began to flash across the airways Friday, December 14, that a tragedy was taking place in Newtown, CT, the magnitude and the heartbreak of this violent and insane action began to sink in. Twenty of the 26 lost lives were six- and seven-year-old...

Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder on 10 years of stars and screenings

Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder on 10 years of stars and screenings

Dec. 26 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   (l-r) Screenwriter Stacy Parshall-Jensen and Twin Cities Black Film Festival founder Natalie MorrowPhoto by Charles Hallman Ten years ago, Natalie Morrow wanted to establish an annual Black film screening event...

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Dec. 26 | WNBA Finals MVP Tamika CatchingsPhoto by Charles Hallman Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012...

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Dec. 26 | I hope you had a great Christmas. This time of year grips me like you cannot imagine. It’s a time of joy and reflection. I have taken to social media at FitzBeatSr., my Twitter handle. No Facebook for me. Again I had the suspicion that hatred is...

Park Center-Osseo rivalry showcases b-ball talent

Park Center-Osseo rivalry showcases b-ball talent

Dec. 26 | Quinton Hooker (Park Center) shoots over Bridge Tusler (Osseso).Photo by Mitchell Palmer McDonald   Last year in late December a friend of mine, former Minneapolis North and University of Minnesota women’s basketball player ELLEN HEBERT, suggested...

Encore careers: They’re not just for seniors anymore

Encore careers: They’re not just for seniors anymore

Dec. 26 | Upon entering my 40th year, I decided that I needed a mid-life career change. I knew that it would be something drastically different from the course that I had embarked on in 1988 as a bright-eyed, newly graduated genetics student. My growing concern...

Norovirus: the holiday ‘gift’ nobody wants, but many get

Norovirus: the holiday ‘gift’ nobody wants, but many get

Dec. 26 | ‘Tis the season of giving, but too many Minnesotans this time of year are giving and receiving something nobody wants: norovirus infection and the nasty illness that comes with it. Noroviruses are a group of viruses that can cause inflammation of...

Former Gopher star now promoting U of M ‘engagement’

Former Gopher star now promoting U of M ‘engagement’

Dec. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Quincy LewisPhoto courtesy of U of M Quincy Lewis says a large part of his new role as an associate development officer at the University of Minnesota is to create and maintain “the passion” among the school’s...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Dec. 19 | Assistance, support from others vital to surviving with a disability   Why did I “survive” as a Black “crippled” child? I believe I survived so others can see it is possible. How did I “survive?” I believe I was born with the intestinal...

State’s Black teens show health gains, including reduced pregnancies

State’s Black teens show health gains, including reduced pregnancies

Dec. 19 | However, wellness gap remains between White youth and youth of color Collectively, Minnesota’s teens are doing better today on key health measures than they were in the 1990s, according to a recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health...