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The CDC issued an urgent health advisory for those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on Sept. 29, 2021. The statement reiterated the importance of vaccination in preventing severe illness and death resulting from COVID-19. It also highlighted the wide gap in vaccinati…

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The world is now!  What are you waiting for? 

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Governor Tim Walz last week announced an allocation of $15 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to help emergency shelters serving vulnerable Minnesotans improve COVID-19 mitigation measures. The funding will support the state’s Emergency Services Program grants, which are awarded t…

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The county has set aside $20 million to increase equity and access to mental health supports.

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Minneapolis health department epidemiologist, Luisa Pessoa-Brandão-Brandão-Brandão, provided a COVID 19 update to the September Hawthorne Huddle meeting. She said the city continues to see an increase in COVID cases.  Most cases involve the unvaccinated, but there some fully vaccinated are t…

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For the first time since March 2020, millions of students, pre-kindergarten to high school seniors, will be attending in-person classes. Aside from attending class, they will be also participating in extracurricular activities, like sports, music and clubs. Parents have many concerns and que…

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While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and equality.

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Following last week’s announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about its plan to offer third doses of COVID-19 vaccines as boosters starting the week of September 20, Minnesota Department of Health said the announcement “underscores the importance of the prot…

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Brooklyn Center City Council last week issued an Emergency Declaration during the City Council meeting, which mandates mask wearing for all public facilities located in the city.

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Anyone who is hesitant about (or against) being vaccinated for COVID-19 should pause and read the current news headlines about the COVID-19 crisis in India:

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Local Twin Cities artists Enzyrose, Eyenga Bokamba, Noah Lawrence-Holder, LeShon Lee, and Meadow Gillispie, talk about their reaction to the murder of George Floyd, the trial of Derek Chauvin, and life as a black artist during this time.