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Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Fried Chicken, Watermelon and You aims to heal cultural damage

Jun. 29 | Author challenges dysfunctional decisions Blacks make that hinder their progression   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   African Americans today are not known for an abiding sense of accountability. In fact, according to an overriding...

Make Black people more marketable by building our brand

Make Black people more marketable by building our brand

May. 17 | By Marquis Rollins Guest Commentator   During your daily commute today, if you were to stop at any Mom & Pop’s convenience store in the nation, you would find it. To locate it requires a search because it has yet to be considered to have...

Family contact with prisoners known to reduce re-offending

Family contact with prisoners known to reduce re-offending

May. 12 | Community asks commissioner to remove obstacles to such contact By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   On April 24, Reverend Jerry McAfee of New Salem Baptist Church hosted an event introducing Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner...

Project Sweetie Pie cultivates an urban farm movement

Project Sweetie Pie cultivates an urban farm movement

May. 8 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It’s a tough call as to whether Project Sweetie Pie (www.projectsweetie.org) is the proverbial idea whose time has come or if its founder/director, irresistible force Michael Chaney, has brought his...

The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

May. 7 | The Twin Cities earn yet another racial disparities distinction   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer In April, researchers at the University of Minnesota released a study showing that people of color in the U.S. typically breathe air that...

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

May. 7 | According to DEREK REUBEN, director of the Inner City All-Star Classic, the rosters are set for the annual boys’ and girls’ basketball contests featuring the metro area’s top seniors. Reuben, who was named the state’s Mr. Basketball after...

I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

May. 6 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a series Last week: If the bridge is not built to reconnect these [incarcerated] brothers…in the end, the work being done in the community will become more difficult because a chain is only...

Gang summit in Mpls

Gang summit in Mpls

May. 6 | Preparing for summer 2014   The “invitation only” “North Side Safety Summit” (“Gang Summit”) was held April 18, 2014, in North Minneapolis at the School District’s West Broadway headquarters. The Star Tribune reported “why”...

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

Poverty and the criminal justice system are intimately related

May. 6 | One of the most critical, yet often overlooked aspects of poverty in this nation is the escalating incarceration rate of American citizens. The Justice Policy Institute notes that since 1970, the number of incarcerated Americans has grown nearly eight-fold...