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  • Dispose of unwanted medication by using new disposal boxes

    Hennepin County residents have begun dropping off unwanted and expired medications by using three new medicine disposal boxes.  During a community kick-off event held recently, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek demonstrated how to use a disposal box at...
  • Human Trafficking: The New Slavery

       Exploiting people is not a new thing in our society.  In fact, as long as time has existed there have been periods during which whole groups of people were marginalized, enslaved, and mistreated.  Consequently, it is not surprising that human traf...
  • Putting the customer first

      The second I sat down with Sue Friedman of Friedman’s Department Store to talk with her about her family’s long-time Northside business her cell phone rang, she glanced at the number and picked up the call, signaling to me it would just be a momen...
  • Don’t count your chickens

    The accountant will say, do not book anticipated but unearned revenue. On the farm, we expressed it slightly differently: don’t count your chickens before the eggs hatch.Minnesota’s conservative state legislative majority leaders should observe that t...
  • More children living in high-poverty communities than 10 years ago

    BALTIMORE — Nearly 8 million of America’s children live in high-poverty areas, about 1.6 million more since 2000, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Baltimore-based organization does research and funding to programs nati...
  • Obama announces steps to boost rural economy

      WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration’s “We Can’t Wait” efforts to strengthen the economy, create jobs and support business growth, Administration officials announced three significant actions to expand the government’s purc...
  • Standing on somebody’s shoulders

    I was born during the era of Jim Crow, where there were toilets for Blacks and Whites.  I remember being a little girl in our small Texas town of Floydada (where rumor has it that a man named Floyd and his wife named Ada created the town).  In that smal...
  • Proud Freedom Rider and “civil rights hero” takes his final ride

    In 1961 Marv Davidov was a Freedom Rider who had an epiphany while imprisoned in Mississippi – He had a dream that he would spend his life fighting for social change through nonviolent agitation.  For the next 50 years he did just that -- he lived that...
  • Barack Obama and "The Magic of Reality"

    We all have the possibility of being magical, depending on how much of our whole selves we can get to download from outer or inner space.Whenever something happened that he could not explain, my friend Ralph Collins used to say "something is getting spook...
  • Minnesota apartheid

      February 21 at 6 pm at Zion Baptist Church (intersection of James and Olson Memorial Highway) HIRE Minnesota will launch its Worst to First campaign.  In the Twin Cities metro area, the Black unemployment rate is three and a half times that of the wh...
  • The audacity of an “unyielding hope”

    None of us truly dared to believe that we would see it happen in our lifetime—the election of the first African American president of the United States. And the political pundits, as well as the Republican opposition, were caught off-guard by the unprec...
  • Kathy and Alvin's Wedding Annoucement

    The marriage of high school sweethearts, Kathy Taylor and Alvin J. Ancar, Jr., was solemnized on August 8, 2009 at St. Jude Community Center in New Orleans, LA. Honorable Darryl Derbigny officiated. ...
  • In Loving Memory Of Doris Elizabeth White Johnson

    In Loving Memory Of Doris Elizabeth White Johnson December 22. 1928 - June 10, 2009 ...
  • Lisa Nichols' No Matter What tour in Minneapolis

    Millions are trying to live by The Secret's Law of Attraction, but the truth is it won't work unless you flex your "bounce-back" muscles that give you the ability to successfully navigate life's speed bumps, according to change guru, Lisa Nichols. ...
  • Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church welcomes new Senior Pastor Dwight E. Seawood

    The new senior pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church took the helm of the congregation Sunday May 3. Fellowship’s – commonly referred to as FMBC – membership overwhelmingly voted in Seawood after he visited and preached at the church in lat...
  • Black men on the down low spread HIV/AIDS at same rate as non-down low men

    Researchers at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) published a study in the American Journal of Public Health showing that Black men who have sex with men (MSM) and women and identify themselves as on the down low (DL) engage in the same level of ...
  • Sesame Street helps military families cope

    New York, NY — Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is producing, in association with David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and Lookalike Productions, a new PBS primetime special, C...
  • Installation service

    Apostle Frederick K.C. Price hands the reins of Crenshaw Christian Center to his son, Pastor Frederick K. Price Jr., in a ceremony attended by about 7,000 people in the FaithDome, the church’s sanctuary located in Los Angeles California on March 15, 200...
  • Cover Girls In The Church International to appear at Mall of America

    Dr. Dorie McKnight, the Founder and President of Cover Girls In The Church International, will host a series of “Time Out” sessions leading up to the “Time Out Spa Weekend” in August 2009 at the Mall of America. ...
  • Beyond church walls, delivering the people’s stimulus plan

    Wilmington, DE  --In troubled times people search for answers, guidance, and, spiritual renewal. Today, millions of people are turning to Bishop Gregory M. Davis, Sr., one of the country's next generation of emerging ministers. What makes Davis, who foun...

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