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  • Clinton, Obama lead national poll

    Senator Barack ObamaWith the presidential primary season now moving into high gear, how do African-Americans rate the current crop of candidates? According to a survey conducted recently by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies with support ...
  • Microsofts Bill Gates encourages Black engineers to push science education, donates developer software

    SEATTLE (NNPA) - If you are searching for a well-paid career in an exciting and growing field, you might want to take a look at information technology or engineering. The trouble is, African Americans seem to be looking the other way. Just about s...
  • Financial Management Part 2: Christmas: A gift of love

    It's not the end of the world if you are not be prepared for Christmas. The sooner you accept this fact, the sooner you can start planning on what can be given for Christmas. Make your list and check it twice, because what you create will also be nic...
  • Gospel maestro Robert Robinson: a beloved institution

    Gospel maestro Robert Robinson: a beloved institutionTwin Cities maestro Robert Robinson is a beloved institution. The mere mention of his name brings to mind state-of-the-art excellence in sheer, unsurpassed vocal prowess. His newly released discs, The F...
  • Eating as a sport?! Sinful!

    Everybody is about a week removed from answering one of life's most dumbfounding questions: How can I possibly fit this incredible mountain of a Thanksgiving plate into my belly? Answer? Miracles happen every day....
  • Be merry, be bright...Let the season shine over brunch: Holiday Burbon Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

    Greet the holidays in style by expanding the season's entertaining calendar exponentially with plans for a festive brunch. According to B. Smith, the former fashion model turned restaurateur, television host, author, entrepreneur and entertainer ext...
  • Nobody should have to die like this

    'Nobody should have to die like this'Until the government is willing to spend as much money on AIDS and education as it does on searching for Osama bin Laden, then I'm going to keep preaching what I'mpreaching.The United States has pro...
  • HU Circle of Nations is the new focal point of campus

    The newest addition to Hampton University's campus is now completed. The circle of grass in front of Robert C. Ogden Auditorium is now surrounded by 24 flags, which represent the countries of currently enrolled undergraduate students. The flags of t...
  • Urban Journalism Workshop/ Three Sixty Award

    Denise Johnson Denise Johnson, editorial writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, received an award in early November for her work in teaching, mentoring and supporting high school students of color who are interested in journalism. ...
  • Adoption day

    Deborah from St. Paul, welcomed her grandsons James, age 8, and D'Angelo, age 10 into her family.On Saturday, November 17th, the wait was over for 16 Ramsey County children waiting adoption. Holding the first ever Saturday court, Judge Gregory Basti...
  • Second interviews require extra preparation

    By Julie DesmondQuestion: My first interview went really well. I was invited to return for a second interview, this time with a different manager. How should I prepare?...
  • Walking with the wounded: The life of an army chaplain

    Rev. Felicia HopkinWASHINGTON (NNPA) - More than 3,700 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since U.S. troop deployment began on March 19, 2003, according to the U.S Department of Defense. So many of these fallen soldiers have had their stories told via...
  • NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams special five-part series African-American women: Where they stand concluding today, November 30

    New York, N.Y. - Throughout this week concluding today, November 30th "NBC News With Brian Williams" has examined issues facing African-American women across our nation in a new series "African-American Women: Where They Stand.&...
  • New controversial book reveals why Black people struggle to lose weight

    New controversial book reveals why Black people struggle to lose weightAuthor and columnist Makeisha Lee exposes the truth about the vicious African American weight loss cycleColumbus, OH - There is a national epidemic of obesity, but research shows that ...
  • Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service honor 10 outstanding Minnesotans

    Ten Minnesotans with long records of service to their communities received the 2007 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service. The McKnight Foundation presented the awards on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at a private ceremony in Minneapolis....
  • Black Friday formula at Macys: Affordable luxury

    (Friday, November 23, 2007 - Value conscious shoppers around the nation charged into retail stores as early as 1am today, Black Friday, in search of the extra good deals offered at the opening bell of the annual Christmas buying season.Pictured: Charter C...
  • Mike Favor, Super Principals mantra: Listen; tell the truth; hold people accountable

    (L) BOW WOW and Mike Favor at North High School Honor Roll celebrationTo many in Minneapolis, Mike Favor has been known as the best principal that North High School has ever had. In his short three-year tenure as principal of North, he turned a school tha...
  • First Person: Telling our own stories Seeking fulfillment in pursuit of music mission, Patricia Gordon starts her own music company

    Patricia GordonI am a formal music teacher in St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools. I also taught in Memphis Tennessee, my hometown. My degree is in sacred music/voice from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and I am currently completing my Masters in...
  • Attorney Kimberly Hewitt Boyd leads University of Minnesota effort to uphold civil rights laws

    Kimberly Hewitt Boyd Kimberly Hewitt Boyd was recently named the new director of the University of Minnesota Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA). Boyd joined the university from Hamline University Law School, where she served as ass...
  • Book Review: Daughters of Men

    Even with technology as it is today, it's amazing how many parents-to-be want to "be surprised" at the gender of their yet-unborn child. They want the anticipation to last until that first squall. They choose two names, one for a boy-chil...

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