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It has been said that life has treated me harshly and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me.  If much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me.  Helen Keller (The Miracle Worker)

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The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes. The first volume, titled “A Promised Land”, is scheduled for global release on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages.

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Hennessy announces additional $1M investment in Unfinished Business, an initiative introduced in June 2020 to help Black, Asian and Latinx owned small businesses with the financial and educational  resources to power through challenges of COVID-19. Unfinished Business was established as a lo…

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Revel Spirits announced that REVEL®, its flagship brand of Avila®, the exciting new category of agave spirits, has taken home a trio of medals at this year’s 2020 Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards. REVEL’s reposado and añejo Avila were both awarded platinum medals, while the brand’s…

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Minnesota-based co-owners of Revel Avila, Micah McFarlane and acclaimed chef Hector Ruiz, are reveling over the attention their spirit is receiving around the country. The July issue of The Spirits Business features Revel in a cover story which discusses the rise in popularity of agave spiri…

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After nearly three months of quarantine, millions of Americans are ready to travel – an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, a summer sojourn. With states reopening, that’s now possible, with a caveat. Before coronavirus, few people likely thought twice about staying in a hotel room, rental ho…

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One of the primary rules of celebrating Juneteenth is that you must eat and/or drink something red to honor the blood shed by enslaved Africans. Eating red food can come in many forms from red beans and rice, red velvet cake and fruit like watermelon, strawberries and raspberries. But you re…

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Georgia Fort is an Emmy-nominated media professional with more than 10 years of experience in radio and public television.  

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While the emergency order from Governor Tim Walz prohibits the general public from dining and drinking inside Minnesota bars and restaurants through March 27th, it does allow these businesses to sell food and drink for take-out, delivery and curbside pickup.

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Don’t let the name fool you, the French Hen Café is plating up soul-satisfying meals without the pretenses of haute cuisine. 

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In a moving tribute, the Minnesota Vikings honored 100-year-old World War II veteran Ray Robinson prior to primetime home game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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They served out of a sense of duty … whether voluntary or mandated … but most importantly, they served with honor.

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The Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, Inc. (MPNAI) has issued an open call for visual artists to work with community outreach partners to create public art on utility boxes in the neighborhood. 

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August is National Breastfeeding Month, and peer counselors at Hennepin County Public Health have been working to identify and overcome barriers that women (families, really) of color face to adopt the practice of breastfeeding for babies and moms.

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PaviElle, Maria Isa, Mac Irv, Queen and Poets from Just Write Now, KPW, the ARTS-Us Youth Drummers and Dancers, and DJ Digie will perform at the 4th Annual Central Honors Philando, Aug. 18.

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The nation’s first, permanent, public memorial to honor survivors of sexual violence will break ground at Boom Island Park (near the footbridge to Nicollet Island) in Minneapolis on Aug. 8. at 10 a.m.

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When my husband and I decided to start a family, we promised ourselves that having kids wouldn’t mean abandoning our active lifestyle.

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Most go through a journey of finding a passion and purpose, but for Ivy McGregor, her light was destined to shine from a young age. 

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The Twin Cities Black Affinity group will host its spring biannual Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TC BANDD) at the Cargill headquarters,15407 McGinty Rd. W., Wayzata this coming Saturday (June 22).

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The jeow mak len explodes on the tongue in a scattering of spicy-sweet. Tiger’s eye fish sauce melds with mortar-and-pestled bits of cilantro, chili, tomato, shallot, and garlic– a conspiracy of flavors bordering on fatal.

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It is common knowledge that the relationship between mothers and daughters or older and younger women shapes the lives of both generations.

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Tucked between Avenue C and Clinton Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is Adela Fargas’ tribute to her Afrodecendientes roots.

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U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Ibrahim Kaba (front), from Brooklyn Park, maneuvers through the ship while responding to a simulated active shooter during anti-terrorism force protection drills aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance in the Indian Ocean, March 13. The Spruance …