Tobacco use does great damage in the African-American community.
Lung cancer is a major killer of African-Americans, only second to heart disease. Forty percent of all African-Americans live with a smoker, and 70 percent of African-Americans have family members and loved ones who smoke tobacco.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Help college-age children resolve to manage their finances
Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:18
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one's life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy -- college. But good money management during those years is the best way to keep a college career on path. Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.
Jaylani Hussein named executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:15
Jaylani Hussein, Metropolitan State University community liaison officer, is resigning his position. In early January, Hussein becomes executive director of the regional chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Minnesota).
Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice: Dr. Samuel Myers gets National Economic Association's top award
Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:37
Dr. Samuel Myers, Jr., the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has been named recipient of the Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr., Award by the National Economic Association (NEA).
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? Dr. Artika Tyner raises this important question during each student interaction. Dr. Tyner shared her thoughts on taking action to reimagine education at the inaugural at TEDxUniversityofStThomas. The title of her TEDx Talk was: Education for Social Change. Her vision for reimagining education begins with placing an explicit focus on leadership development and social justice advocacy.
Gary Cunningham recognized as Metropolitan State Alumnus of the Year
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:50
In recognition of his strong commitment to serving the Twin Cities community both as a professional and as a volunteer, Metropolitan State University recognized Gary Cunningham as its 2014 Alumnus of the Year at the 2014 Celebrating Service to the Community Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 16 at Travelers in Saint Paul.