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Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Conference recruited fighters for War on Poverty

Jun. 3 | By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Fifty years ago, in 1964, then-president Lyndon Johnson mobilized the resources of the U.S government to engage in his historic War on Poverty, saying, “The richest nation on earth can afford to win it....

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...

Celebrate and take action during Black History Month

Celebrate and take action during Black History Month

Feb. 12 |                 By Lucinda Jesson and Edward McDonald Guest Commentators     Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the rich accomplishments of African Americans. Many of the 311,000...

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

Help available for Minnesota’s SNAP recipients as benefits change

Help available for Minnesota’s SNAP recipients as benefits change

Nov. 6 | Help is available for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who will see two changes in their benefits amounts during October and November 2013. On Oct. 1, benefits increased slightly for some SNAP recipients to reflect the...

Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Sep. 25 |               Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day in Minnesota, making Minnesota among 47 states joining the national Falls Free Initiative to raise awareness of falls on...