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MSP TechHire seeks diversity in IT

MSP TechHire seeks diversity in IT

By Abeni Hill MSP TechHire empowers women and people of color, helping them to join the technology workforce. According to the MSP TechHire website, the growth of the technology industry creates a higher demand for people with training in information technology (IT), as well as software and programming. With MSP TechHire, the city of Minneapolis…

Phillip & Janice Porter examine “Journey’s Till I Do”

Phillip & Janice Porter examine “Journey’s Till I Do”

[caption id="attachment_20649" align="alignleft"]phillip janice porterJanice Porter and Phillip Porter[/caption]In today’s society it seems that the constitution of marriage is not so sacred and weddings have become more of a fad.

Phillip Porter and Janice Porter are a husband and wife team who authored “Journey’s Till I Do,” a book about what gives marriages longevity.

Help “Miracle Miata” beat the odds

Help “Miracle Miata” beat the odds

[caption id="attachment_20272" align="alignleft"]miata smithMiata Smith[/caption]On Saturday, May 3 a benefit will be held for Miata Smith ,20, who underwent a bilateral lung transplant in November of 2013.

Through this journey, Munah Wotorson-Smith has called her daughter “Miracle Miata.”

Traxler confronts social norms

Traxler confronts social norms

cover finalFor some, food can be as deadly as crack cocaine.

St. Paul native Cindy Traxler’s most recently published book, “Fried Chicken, Watermelon, and You,” confronts the social norms and practices that have weakened the African-American community to deadly measures. The inspiration for the book was sparked when Traxler’s mother began to go blind as the result of Type 2 Diabetes.

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