Cultural brokers assist with various needs, like applying for SNAP benefits, rental assistance, making doctor’s appointments, making sure families have proper winter gear and referring people to food shelves.
From 2010 to 2018, 8% of all murdered girls and women in Minnesota were Indigenous, making Indigenous women seven times more likely than white women to be murdered.
Ruwocha was burned in the face due to an acid attack in February 2020. The perpetrator was a man that she began dating around 2014.
MinnPost sent reporters to polling places around the Twin Cities to talk about what brought voters out to cast ballots — and who they voted for.
Everyone in Minnesota has governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, U.S. House and legislative races on their ballots. The other races depend on where you live and may or may not include local races.
Among the full sample, about 26% surveyed self-reported anxiety, compared to 44% of those who experienced parental incarceration and foster care.
The conversation held at Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis focused on the fact that populations of color in Minnesota face higher rates of food insecurity compared to white folks.
“The one thing that the GOP and the DFL can agree on is that they don’t wanna support Black media. They might not agree with nothing else, but that one thing they have in common,” said Sheletta Brundidge, a Minnesota media personality and podcaster.
Minnesotans also tended to express support for abortion in specific scenarios, including in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the woman is at stake.
In the past months, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has received more calls, which can be attributed to the hotline phone number change in mid-July to a shorter three-digit number, 988. But advocates are concerned about frequent callers who might not have access to longer term mental health care.
A considerable portion of last week’s Nobel Conference was dedicated to exploring the impact of technology and social media on youth mental health.
In her research, she looked at financial barriers, referred to as “financial toxicity,” and how it impacts children with cancer and their families toward the end of a child’s life.
On Monday, it will hold its annual fundraiser at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.
The $5 million project will connect with journalists, public health officials, affected communities and advocacy organizations to apply the research findings to advance race and health equity.
The Minneapolis and St. Paul public school systems serve approximately 70% students of color, while the teacher corps is only 17% of color, and other metro districts reflect similar numbers.
While the city of Minneapolis moves forward with plans for a public works facility at the Roof Depot site in the East Phillips neighborhood, advocates who have opposed the plan say they are still fighting.
“There’s no such thing as a gay disease,” University of Minnesota epidemiologist Kumi Smith says.
Somali Minnesotan two-year-olds in 2018 had a vaccination rate of just 33.8%, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. That’s the lowest it has ever been.
Black Americans are more likely than their white counterparts to die at early ages from almost all health-related concerns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More people are coming into Minnesota clinics, both from in state and out, for contraceptives, according to Dr. Christy Boraas, a physician at M Health Fairview Women’s Clinic in Minneapolis, medical director at Planned Parenthood, and abortion provider at Whole Woman’s Health in Bloomington.