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Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Feb. 19 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Communities of Light Cooperative is a self-sufficiency, training and assessment organization whose first product is solar energy-related. In 2009 an organization named Communities of Light was formed by several...

Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Haiti’s LGBTQ-accepting Vodou societies

Feb. 14 |   As I celebrate Black History Month, I’d like to recognize one of my indigenous West African ancestral religions that’s not homophobic — even if some of the practitioners are. To the disbelief of many — it’s Vodun. Haitian Vodou is an...

Minnesotans converge in celebration of Black History Month Expo to feature Black products, services, and fun for all ages

Minnesotans converge in celebration of Black History Month Expo to feature Black products, services, and fun for all ages

Feb. 13 | By Robin James Contributing Writer   Black History Month matters. What’s being lauded as the biggest Black History Month Celebration in Minnesota — the 2013 Midwest Black History Month Expo (MBHE) — is happening at the Saint Paul RiverCentre...

Local couple gives back to their Haitian homeland

Local couple gives back to their Haitian homeland

Oct. 4 |   By Maya Beecham Contributing Writer A journey of 2,186 miles from Minnesota to southern Haiti is a regular trip for Nick and Madeleine Avignon. Throughout the year, they travel to their native country to plant seeds in lives and harvest leaders. Students...
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