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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...

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...