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  • Morehouse receives $3 million grant from Coca-Cola

    ATLANTA (Sept. 24, 2002) -Morehouse College today announced it has received a $3 million grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the largest major corporate donation to the College's $100 million-plus Campaign for a New Century, the largest fund raising...
  • New state data show obesity and diabetes still on the rise

    The obesity and diabetes epidemics continued to escalate during 2001, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
  • New blood pressure guidelines for African Americans: African Americans need more aggressive treatment

    March 10, 2003 -- Blacks are more than three times as likely to die of complications from high blood pressure and merit more aggressive treatment, according to a new report. Researchers say current treatment strategies have failed African Americans, and f...
  • Black Youth Vote! Manifesto

    Black Youth Vote, a program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc., is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing the political and civic participation of young African American men and w...
  • Television humor doesnt get much better than Girlfriends

    Girlfriends (UPN) continues to be one the best reasons imaginable to own a television set and, fortunately, looks like it's going to stay around awhile. Despite the success of classic forerunners The Cosby Show (1984 - 92) and Living Single (1993 - 9...
  • Artists preserve southern blues tradition

    Our culture and the larger than life personalities that both embody and drive our creative genius, like most great things in creation, get better with age. And the getting better, the aging does not stifle the newly created or the new creators, but rather...
  • Trusted Advisor Network: Creating wealth with responsibility

    According to Stairstep Foundation president/CEO the Rev. Alfred Babington-Johnson, the organization seeks to clarify the historic values of the African American community and provoke behaviors consistent with those values. The Stairstep Initiative, said ...
  • ACORN charges Wells Fargo with predatory lending

    As a Twin Cities coalition plans to launch a consumer education campaign against predatory lending called “Don’t Borrow Trouble”, a grassroots community organization says that one of the lenders involved in the coalition engages in predatory lending...
  • Blighted and idle lots targeted for open space and community

    MINNEAPOLIS – Neighborhood groups and community-based nonprofit organizations have the opportunity to begin redevelopment of unproductive, depreciated and possibly contaminated properties under a program spearheaded by the nonprofit Minnesota Environmen...
  • Evil budget: Pawlentys evil budget will hurt Black People

    Outside of being dishonest, the Pawlenty budget proposal is evil, Black political and community advocates charge. The proposed budget is dishonest because it will require local governments to raise property taxes to maintain services to residents, while ...
  • Metropolitan Area African American Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Profiles: Entrepreneurs stress the value of networking

    Kevin Lacey is the owner of All American Heating & Air Conditioning, a second-generation company started in 1993. Lacey became a contractor after working in 1971, during high school, with his uncle, Ed Lacey of Ed Lacey Sheet Metal. ...
  • Taylors Legacy is classic Black music in the blues tradition

    Floyd Taylor honors his father’s work and genius in the Malaco CD entitled Legacy. In doing so, Taylor demonstrates vocal virtuosity that reflects both a natural gift of musical ability and a lifetime dedicated work at his craft. ...
  • Lessons for today 100 years after Souls of Black Folks

    The theme of Black History Month is taken this year from the observance of the 100th anniversary of the famous book by Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folks. What strikes me while reading David Levering Lewis’s outstanding work on DuBois is the ...
  • Texas Legislative Black Caucus focuses on self-sufficiency a Possible Presidential Candidate

    AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—Former U.S. Sen. Carol Mosely-Braun, in a surprise visit to the annual Texas Black Legislative Caucus meeting here recently, drew a standing ovation with an unofficial announcement of her intent to run for president in 2004....
  • Blackonomics - Getting our fair share Inclusion programs should reflect percentage in population

    You have probably heard the term “economic inclusion” being bantered about lately, so here’s another question while we’re at it. Who is doing the including? Who are they including?...
  • Peace and human rights: Accountability for fathers

    War, in its varied forms, came under keen scrutiny at the February 18 Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forums at Lucille's Kitchen. In addition, a panel of local and national experts discussed what it means to be an active and responsi...
  • Developer takes helm at Phyllis Wheatley Center

    Barbara Milon was recently appointed as Executive Director of North Minneapolis’ Phyllis Wheatley Community Center effective February 10. This announcement comes after a six-month national executive search conducted by Phyllis Wheatley’s board of ...
  • Media downplays public sentiment against war

    Conversations with Al McFarlane: Public Policy Forums at Lucille's Kitchen, in accord with its capability and obligation to make a difference in the world, honored Black History Month by welcoming familiar visitor Benjamin Mchie to the panel. A resp...
  • The Pledge: Liberty and justice for a few

    A pledge of allegiance requirement for Minnesota's schools readily passed for a third consecutive year in a House committee on Feb. 13, but, later the same day, hit a roadblock when the Senate Education Committee rejected a DFL... ...
  • Mamie Johnson only woman ever to pitch in majors

    As the Boys of Summer gather for spring training our thoughts turn to the legendary incomparable chapter in American history known as the Negro League. Meet Indianapolis Clowns' starting pitcher Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, one of the many memor...

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