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Business

Career Fair targets professionals of color

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — The POC Career Fair returns this spring, another day-long hiring event for the professionals of color (POC) in Minnesota. The fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 30 will feature some 30 employers aiming to connect with under-employed talent. […read more]

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Health

Local therapist launches free video course to address racialized trauma

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — Renown therapist Resmaa Menakem has just launched a free online series empowering individuals and communities to address and heal from race-based trauma. Studies continue to show that African Americans suffer more mental health problems than their White counterparts. And, much of the problems are attributed to racial microaggressions — from overt racial discrimination to over racism. […read more]

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Advice

Hidradenitis suppurativa: hard to pronounce, hard to live with, and hard to treat

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — No one knows for sure what exactly causes HS. One theory is that HS is the result of an abnormality in hair follicles. HS tends to occur when hair follicles become blocked, leading to a clogged hair follicle. When the follicle is blocked, pressure builds up in the follicle, causing a rupture and leakage to the sides of the follicle, deep into the skin. The leakage produces a response by the immune system to the material in the skin. The immune response is in the form of inflammation. […read more]

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Economy

The high costs of student loan debt

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — For the Class of 2018, the average student borrower graduated with a debt of $29,800 in private and federal loans over the course of a bachelor’s degree. This is in addition to $35,600 in federal Parent PLUS loans approximately 14 percent of parents took out to support their children. […read more]

Too many on both sides of the political aisle and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue feel we are beyond the ability to honesty work for national healing. God help us to keep it from becoming part of this ongoing American tragedy.
Commentary

COMMENTARY: A nation dangerously divided

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — The deaths of those two African Americans in Jeffersontown were just as significant. Yet, it was difficult for the current administration in Washington to classify these murders as acts of terror. In fact, there are strong feelings that if it were not for the Jews murdered in Pittsburgh, the Jeffersontown murders would not have even been considered newsworthy. […read more]

Books

BOOKS: New Book Evokes Memories of Tiger Fever

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN RECORDER — The Tigers’ championship run a half-century ago, capped by winning the 1968 World Series in dramatic and historic fashion, was a healing salvo for a fractured city. The players said as much, reports Brendan Donley who, traveling by car or by plane, spoke to many of the surviving team members of both Detroit and St. Louis and assembled their accounts in An October to Remember, 1968 (Sports Publishing). […read more]

Elliot Twins in Minneapolis
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Mpls. Mayor and City Council Can Stop MPHA’s Plan to Privatize Elliot Twins

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN – RECORDER — The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is currently attempting to privatize the Elliot Twins, two mid-rise public housing buildings in Elliot Park, using a HUD program called RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration). These buildings are located in South Minneapolis’ Ward 6 where Abdi Warsame serves as a city council member. […read more]

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Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Twins Make Lemonade from Lemon Season

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — With no chance of making the playoffs this season, the Minnesota Twins are doing more than playing out the string or playing spoilers for those opponents who are vying for post-season spots in the final weeks of the 2018 season. There are still opportunities to improve player performance, for example. […read more]

VOA staff: Dorothea Harris, Valorie Jones, Dr. Kevin Brown, Zamzam Ahmed and Monisha Washington
Community

South Side celebrates neighborhood pride, healthy aging

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — South Minneapolis’ unofficial annual community reunion kicked off Saturday, September 1 with an afternoon of family, free food and fun at Phelps Park. The ninth annual Southside Back in the Day Community Celebration was an old (and new) school jam of residents from Phelps, King, Bryant and Central neighborhoods showing off their Southside pride. […read more]