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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...

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...

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Council on Black Minnesotans has new director, new agenda, new vision to get beyond tolerance

Mar. 13 |           Edward McDonaldPhoto by James L. Stroud, Jr. By Vickie Evans-Nash Editor-in-Chief   In October 2012, Edward McDonald was appointed director of the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM). The process began when he...

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...

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...

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Sep. 12 |     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “The Developmental Dual Language [DDL] program at Green [Central School] is a new approach, and starting new things — moving out of a comfort zone — is always a little threatening....