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  • Black men have highest incidence rates for prostate cancer

    Black men have highest incidence rates for prostate cancerWhat is Prostate Cancer?Prostate cancer occurs when the cells of the prostate begin to grow uncontrollably and become malignant. Prostate cancer is a significant health concern in the U.S. due to i...
  • Minnesota top in new study of child well-being: State improved in 3 of 10 areas despite rise in child poverty

    Minnesota top in new study of child well-being: State improved in 3 of 10 areas despite rise in child povertyDespite steep rise in child poverty and uninsured children Minnesota Ranks at top of new study of Child Well Being National KIDS COUNT Data Book....
  • Pre-schoolers earn first diplomas at Wheatley cap and gown ceremony

    Twelve pre-schoolers in caps and gowns received diplomas and a bag of kindergarten school supplies at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center on June 8. ...
  • Scholarship fund memorializes Murray music legacy

    Mary Kay Murray Boyd wrote an impassioned plea to colleagues, friends and members of the Rondo Community in St. Paul: "Dear Friends, Educational research has brought forth valuable information regarding the importance of developing the whole brain of...
  • Fancy Ray, Chikn Wing, K Jay: Comedy in serious effect

    Fancy Ray, Chik'n Wing, K Jay: Comedy in serious effectHumor for soul folk (though not limited thereto) is coming up in strong supply in Minneapolis with the madcap antics of prodigal cutup Fancy Ray McCloney, crazy veteran clown Chik'n Wing doi...
  • Ballentine makes fashion statement with Suede

    Ballentine makes fashion statement with SuedeThere was something special about the makeshift patterns Dee Ballentine, at age four, watched her mother cut from newspapers. And there was an impression made on her young life as she tagged along with her moth...
  • Flooded with refugees, a farmer shares land

    (Iriba, Chad) When Darfuri refugees started streaming across the border into Chad four years ago, fleeing a civil war that has killed 200,000 and displaced 2.5 million, many Chadians opened their arms in welcome. ...
  • Visionary crusaders launched Black journalism

    Visionary crusaders launched Black journalism"While the Constitution declares that all men are born free and equal, the wise corporation of the city of Washington… see proper to proscribe the rights of a certain portion of the community… Ought su...
  • Colin Channer redefined the Caribbean novel

    Colin ChannerColin Channer, the Bob Marley of Jamaican literature, is making his Twin Cities debut on 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, with a reading at the Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55415; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Marri...
  • Addies Sweet Secrets: divinely inspired tribute to the sacred yam

    Bill FridgeIt's the kind of collaboration that forms the bedrock of business success. Entrepreneurs James and Alice Baker, owners of Elite Catering and its retail restaurant subsidiary, Sunnyside Cafe on Glenwood Avenue in North Minneapolis, determin...
  • Soccer - Newest sports frontier

    (BLACK PR WIRE) Soccer continues to slowly and quietly grow in the African-American community. Until just a few years ago, in the U.S. in particular, the game of soccer remained popular in the Suburbs, mainly among Anglo, middle-class Americans; ergo the ...
  • First Black runner finishes seven marathons on seven continents

    Tony Reed, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Black Marathoners'Association (NBMA), has become the first Black runner to finish a marathon on all seven continents. ...
  • The longest running basketball program in Minnesota celebrates twenty-six years

    In areas known for crime and drugs, the Clyde Turner Basketball camp is making a positive difference in the lives of approximately 100 young camp participants. The popular Clyde Turner Basketball Camp is one of the longest running basketball programs in t...
  • Harvard names Traci Green tennis head coach

    It's time to add the name of Traci Green to the continually growing list of Black pioneers in sports. Green was recently named the new women's tennis coach of Harvard University and will assume her duties this July, according to The Harvard Crim...
  • Mobilizing Black investment savvy to build wealth and capacity

    Mobilizing Black investment savvy to build wealth and capacityEvery paycheck, millions of us contribute to a 401k, 403b, Roth IRA, IRA, mutual funds, and buy stocks and bonds. Professional in our community take it a step further. They form investment club...
  • Incorporate career management into every interaction

    By Julie DesmondManaging your career strategically will allow you to bypass the usual job search traffic jams and pave smoothly a career path unique to you and your values and interests....
  • Urban League Academy Elementary School premise: Children love learning

    Raenel Jones The Urban League Academy Elementary School is a public charter school operated by the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL), and is located at 2220 16th Av. N., Minneapolis. Created in 1987 as an early childhood development program for young teen pa...
  • National Geographic Investigates Ancient Africa by Victoria Sherrow with James Denbow, consultant

    "National Geographic Investigates Ancient Africa" by Victoria Sherrow with James Denbow, consultantLike it or not, school will be starting soon. That means you're going to have to think about what you did during your summer vacation, becau...
  • Does Roy Jones still have that something special? Future hall of fame star takes on rising star Anthony Hanshaw

    Does Roy Jones still have that something special? Future hall of fame star takes on rising star Anthony Hanshaw(BLACK PR WIRE) Anthony Hanshaw's manager Bryan Justus was viewing videotapes of Roy Jones Jr. in preparation for their pay per view clash ...
  • Track Minnesota athletes set for AAU National Championships this week in Knoxville, TN

    Track Minnesota athletes set for AAU National Championships this week in Knoxville, TNAs we continue to look forward to the national competition in Tennessee, our athletes are still working hard at practice and at track meets. Over the last few weeks we h...

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