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  • When you meet someone special, treat her like she is

    When you meet someone special, treat her like she isMeeting that special someone; there's probably been more books written about that than there's room for on your shelves. And every last one of 'em takes pages and pages, plus the purchase ...
  • Our people can rebuild American infrastructure

    Our people can rebuild American infrastructureAmerican cities are getting old, and the infrastructure that sustains those cities -- the bridges, roads, underground pipe systems -- are starting to break down, are no longer able to operate efficiently. The ...
  • Honoring Marcus Garvey, who loved his people

    Honoring Marcus Garvey, who loved his peopleBecause most of you who read my articles already know about Marcus Garvey, and because you know what he stood for and what he did, this will not be a history lesson. For those of you who are not as familiar with...
  • EJ Design Firm: Seeing design in everything, everywhere

    EJ Design Firm: Seeing design in everything, everywhereTake a moment and look at the composition of your telephone keypad. Or look in the sky and observe the clouds. Many people view these things as merely objects. With an artists' eye, Erin Ellis en...
  • The $26 billion Black man: Prime product in U.S. prison industry

    The $26 billion Black man: Prime product in U.S. prison industryBusinesses and governments understand the value of prison systems in the United States. But do you understand your individual value to the prison system? ...
  • Dont wing it: Preparing for an interactive interview

    By Julie DesmondA candidate phoned in to say she'd had twenty-three job interviews and no offers. She was professionally qualified for these opportunities. She was well dressed and friendly, with a polished resume and firm handshake. However, she...
  • Novelist Ravi J demonstrates the power of doing

    Novelist Ravi J demonstrates the power of doingYearning (AuthorHouse) offers a refreshing perspective by fledgling Twin Cities novelist Ravi J. It traces the lives of three sistahs who, like so many women, find themselves facing an uphill battle for a lif...
  • Cooked traces path from drug underworld to executive chefdom

    Cooked traces path from drug underworld to executive chefdom"My father left when I was one or two years old. It was just my mother, my sister, Cali Slim, and me living in South Central. I only saw my dad on holidays and the occasional weekend . . . ...
  • U of M Extension teaches healthy eating

    U of M Extension teaches healthy eatingRita Colchin came to the United States twenty-eight years ago from Ecuador. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1998, when she answered a University of Minnesota Extension ad for a person who spoke Spanish and was famil...
  • Healthy eating habits most important in weight control

    Healthy eating habits most important in weight controlI must admit right off the bat that I come from a thin family. I have thin genes and a high metabolism. However, the older I get, the more I realize that the healthy eating habits my mother instilled i...
  • Afrifest celebrates culture, diversity and unity

    Minnesota oftentimes gets tagged as a place of minimal social activity for ethnic communities, or as not having enough culturally-specific activities, businesses and just plain old things to do. However, when Nathan White moved from his homeland overseas ...
  • The Other Side of Through by Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders

    "The Other Side of Through" by Marsha D. Jenkins-SandersThe other day, you were in the check-out line and you noticed the headlines on one of those Hollywood magazines. Some famous couple is splitting up and it's not a pretty parting.But wa...
  • Officials, workers respond rapidly, aggressively, on behalf of bridge victims, families, and commuters

    Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman led the Minnesota Congressional delegation in securing passage of emergency assistance in the wake of the Interstate 35W bridge tragedy August 1. Their legislation authorizes $250 million for repair and r...
  • Muslim community, Black churches call for moral and material support for families

    Imams and organizational leaders of the Muslim and Somali community in a press conference Sunday August 6 expressed their profound grief over the loss of lives following the tragic collapse of the 1-35W bridge Wednesday, August 1. ...
  • Forming a human levee for the human rights in New Orleans

    Nearly two hundred New Orleans residents and their supporters assembled on a Saturday morning along the Monticello Canal to do something their government had refused to do: build a levee. ...
  • Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Post editor, murdered

    The publisher of the Oakland Post is calling on Black newspapers across America to not only stay the course, but to "step up" when uncovering injustices and speaking truth to power despite the assassination-style murder of his paper's edito...
  • Bus teetering at bridge guardrail, staff valiant in protecting children

    Fifty students and eight adult staff who were part of a Waite House summer program field trip to Bunker Hills on Wednesday, August 1 were involved in the Interstate 35W Mississippi River bridge collapse in Minneapolis. A tractor-trailer truck pinned the y...
  • Some Wary of Chinese investments in Africa

    Li HaoweiPaloich, South Sudan - Li Haowei's girlfriend gave him a silver ring when he left Liaoning, his home province in China, nine months ago. Before he boarded the flight to Sudan, Mr. Li had never even left Liaoning before. "You are so luck...
  • War ravaged Sierra Leone Amputee now synonymous with beggar

    FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - When the Special Court of Sierra Leone handed down historic war-crimes judgments last week, Tamba Finnoh was one of the first to hear the news. ...
  • Republican insults to Black voters make outreach promises ring hollow Democrats pursue Black vote

    Hillary ClintonBy moderating the National Urban League's Democratic presidential forum in St. Louis last Friday with Marc Morial, I got an inside look at the jockeying for the Black vote and received an unusual amount of feedback about who won over t...

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