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Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Proposed St. Cloud Islamic Center arouses racial tensions

Oct. 23 | By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The City of St. Cloud is unfriendly to people of color. It is located in Minnesota’s sixth congressional district, which is represented by Michele Bachman, one of the prominent leaders of the Tea Party movement....

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

Oct. 16 | Critics say Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ad campaign misfires with communities of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program, debuted the signup process on October 1. Officials during...

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Trained doulas can improve childbirth outcomes — Emotional support ‘inseparable’ from cultural support

Apr. 17 |         By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   Recent research from the University of Minnesota shows what women like Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra have known for decades: Cultural support during pregnancy has a positive impact on birth outcomes...

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...

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....

Phillips scholars create summer programs for  youth, families

Phillips scholars create summer programs for youth, families

Sep. 12 |   Jazmine Darden designed a summer program to encourage urban students, including many students of color, to learn more about opportunities in the STEM fields, specifically engineering. Through “Bridgin’ the Gap,” students in kindergarten...