Ellison, Franken say HUD decision supports multifamily housing
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:37
Rep. Keith Ellison and Sen. Al Franken said the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) decision to retain the Minneapolis Multifamily housing office means continued financing, mortgage insurance and operating assistance to a variety of multi-family apartments, nursing homes and manufactured home communities.
Observation status trends upward: A costly concern for MN seniors
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:09
John Michaelson / Minnesota News Connection
The number of hospital patients being termed under observation is up dramatically, a trend that's catching many senior citizens off guard - and leaving them with hefty medical bills.
Mary Jo George, associate state director of advocacy with AARP Minnesota, says for coverage of some services, Medicare requires a patient to be admitted, and being there with an observation status doesn't count.
No fear? Condom use drops among Minnesota teens: 2013 could bring record high for STDs
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:05
John Michaelson, Minnesota News Connection
The teen birth rate is down in Minnesota, but another important concern about adolescent sexual health is emerging. Jill Farris with Teenwise Minnesota said condom use by teens has plateaued nationwide - and statewide, it's actually on the decline.
Friday, 29 November 2013 12:51
Abeni Hill, Editorial Intern
The African American Leadership Forum’s Health and Wellness Workgroup recently held a health luncheon at which Vanne Owens Hayes spoke about dementia and Alzheimer’s and how they affect the African-American community.
President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom
Friday, 29 November 2013 11:49
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
President John F. Kennedy created the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years ago to honor exceptional people for their courage and contributions to society during their careers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, today said, "Violence in all forms – emotional, physical, and financial – is a real fear for women of all ages, races, sexualities, and nationalities. It is unacceptable that one in three women worldwide will be the victim of violence in their lifetime. I am proud of my efforts in Congress to keep women safe, but we must do more. I will continue to fight for the rights and safety of all women in the fourth district, in Minnesota, and around the world."
The Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul 's "Images of Africa: An African Film Series" features 27 films and exceptional filmmaking
Monday, 25 November 2013 12:25
Jim Brunzell III, The Optimistic Pessimist
After a few successful years of exploring different countries (2010's "In Search of Asia" and 2011 with "Latin Festival") the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul has turned their attention to Africa bringing us, "Images of Africa," which features 27 films. The screenings started on Friday, November 15 and run through Thursday, November 21 at St. Anthony Main Theatre and also Mixed Blood Theater.