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When history speaks
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When history speaks

By Timothy Houston When history speaks, everyone should listen; especially when the person speaking is bringing a firsthand account of historical events that if not captured, will be forever forgotten. Such is the case for Mother Earlynn McDowell, granddaughter of the late Bishop C. H. Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ. On…

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Healing for the masculine soul

By Timothy Houston Men are born whole. They come into the world full of wonder and potential. Their souls and spirits are one, and they are at peace internally and externally. As life goes on, the good in man is processed normally, but when something happens that wounds his ego, attacks his sexuality, or scars…

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Moving on, starting a new journey

By Penny Jones-Richardson How do you know when it’s time to move on and start your new journey? How do you know that the visions you have for your future are real and not just your imagination playing tricks on you? The answer to these questions are simple, you know because anything placed in your…

OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ winners
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OutFront Minnesota announces LGBTQ winners

[caption id="attachment_26032" align="alignleft"]bethzemsky picBeth Zemsky[/caption][caption id="attachment_26033" align="alignleft"]lena-k gardner-by-scott-strebleLena K. Gardner[/caption][caption id="attachment_26034" align="alignleft"]parker picParker Breza[/caption][caption id="attachment_26035" align="alignleft"]ema lavender2015 brettdorrianEma Santibañez[/caption][caption id="attachment_26036" align="alignleft"]george picGeorge Yocom[/caption][caption id="attachment_26037" align="alignleft"]holly picHolly Montemayor[/caption]OutFront Minnesota will honor six award winners who are champions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equity.

The awards will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 21, at International Market Square, 275 Market St., Minneapolis, during the stage program at OutFront’s annual gala. This year’s theme is Dare to Be Powerful. The theme is inspired by the words of Audre Lorde, who said “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

The revolution will not be televised
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The revolution will not be televised

[caption id="attachment_25980" align="alignleft"]stockvault-retro-1970s-tv-set164183stockvault.net[/caption]On Oct. 10 I attended the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

With more than an estimated 850,000 people in attendance, the atmosphere was full of power and purpose. There were men, women, children and families from all across the country there determined to make their presence known.

Motivational Moments: Accepting change
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Motivational Moments: Accepting change

[caption id="attachment_25976" align="alignleft"]stockvault-autumn-colors138169stockvault.net[/caption]Change is hard for some people and it can be difficult to accept at times.

On the other hand, there are individuals who welcome change and create opportunities to embrace it and create new beginnings for themselves. This I know about very well. I happen to look at change as an adventure to start something new.

Your emotional clock is ticking
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Your emotional clock is ticking

[caption id="attachment_25893" align="alignleft"]stockvault-man-with-clock127680stockvault.net[/caption]Every year about the time as we are being reminded to set our clocks back, I like to talk about resetting your emotional clock.

The very busy holiday season is approaching, and if you are not careful, you could become overwhelmed. What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How do you deal with the stress and the pressure that each day brings? Every day, a little more pressure is added to your emotional reservoir. Every day it gets closer to capacity. Without some way to reset your emotional clock, you may explode. You must learn to reset your emotional clock and refresh your spiritual reservoir.

The art of sitting with grandma’s loving hands
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The art of sitting with grandma’s loving hands

[caption id="attachment_25891" align="alignleft"]image1036468Photo: LaFronza Bonner King[/caption]Growing up in the south during the 1990s, I lived with my mother, great-grandmother, and sister.

During this period I was 5-years-old, and as a young girl, my life had rapidly changed once my mother left my father in Frankfurt, Germany. Embracing her shifted life as a single parent, my mother took refuge with my great-grandmother, LaFronza Bonner King. Grandma was born March 14, 1905, and she lovingly gave me 100 years of life experience, which filled my mind, and later created a woman who has compassion for the life of others.

Motivational Moments: Sometimes answers we seek are right in front of us
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Motivational Moments: Sometimes answers we seek are right in front of us

[caption id="attachment_25823" align="alignleft"]stockvault-wearable-and-smartwatch-technology---concept177007stockvault.net[/caption]Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you thought you had everything worked out?

Ever remember a time when your plans were drastically changed because of some unforeseen event? Well then you are not alone. There are lots of individuals who have experienced the same events as you may have. Many of my friends have talked about how something changed their plans when they were headed in a certain direction. I think this happens when you are seeking answers and everything is opening up to guide you in the right direction.

Six miles of protected bikeways in Minneapolis this year
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Six miles of protected bikeways in Minneapolis this year

[caption id="attachment_25819" align="alignleft"]group-shot 8024Coalition staff, residents, and Council Member Yang and Council Member Frey pose in front of the skyline in Ward 5.[/caption]The City of Minneapolis has designated $750,000 towards constructing protected bikeways in Minneapolis in 2016. Six miles of protected bikeways have been installed this summer, and next year we hope to double that! The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and Bikeways for Everyone partnering organizations have a goal of building 30 miles of protected bikeways by the year 2020.

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