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One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

May. 17 | As we transition seasons from winter to spring, many of us are feeling “under the weather.” Many of our sinuses are “acting up” and colds are not to hard to catch. Which is why many of us head to the local department store to pick up the...

Help! We need family therapy

Help! We need family therapy

Apr. 26 |               As a mental health professional and someone who has deep concern for Black people and our future, I cannot stress the importance of family. The family unit is the foundation for your future. Whenever...

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

Apr. 9 | By Brandon Jones Contributing Writer     In our conversations about injustice and systemic racism, we tend to focus on individuals who have been mistreated. Whether we are speaking about current police brutality incidents, something that...

My Brother’s Keeper: Trauma must be part of conversation on helping Black males

My Brother’s Keeper: Trauma must be part of conversation on helping Black males

Mar. 5 | Black History Month has come and gone once again. I hope that folks learned something useful and constructive during this period. Oftentimes, I believe as Black people we forget that everything we do today is making Black history. Sadly, we think...

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Jan. 29 | By Brandon Jones Contributing Writer   There is a new organization on the corner of E. 38th Street and S. 4th Avenue in Minneapolis, although the organization itself has been around for some time now. It’s called Kente Circle, LLC, and on January...

Navigating emotional abandonment

Navigating emotional abandonment

Dec. 26 |   What is abandonment? Often when we hear the word “abandon” we associate it with buildings that are vacant. Sometimes we may think of animals or children who have no home. Webster’s defines “abandon” as something being given up completely,...

Let’s talk about sex! And let’s ask ourselves, “Casserian engeri?”

Let’s talk about sex! And let’s ask ourselves, “Casserian engeri?”

Nov. 6 | Yes, you have read the title correctly: Let’s talk about sex. No, not in the extremely fun and wild way. No, not in the extremely boring high-school sex-education way, either. I want to share some views on sex that really get you to think logically...

Should more Black women decide to have natural births?

Should more Black women decide to have natural births?

Jun. 26 | On June 5, 2013, I was blessed to have the experience of bringing a child into the world. Well, my wife did the majority of the work. I was more of a support. We were graced with the presence of a healthy baby girl. The journey to this joyous occasion...

African American teen dating abuse is a learned behavior

African American teen dating abuse is a learned behavior

May. 15 | As summer begins to approach us quickly, school is beginning to come to a close. Many youth just experienced one of the best moments of their lives: Prom. Many of us remember how special that night was. We got dressed up to a T, got someone in our...

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

May. 8 | Currently, in social service circles across the nation the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is becoming a focal point on understanding and treating clients. Dr. Vincent J. Felitti originally conducted the ACE study in 1985. The original...
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