It’s a natural target audience because many black men face elevated health risks from diabetes, hypertension and obesity — conditions that could lead to organ failure.
They will be among those learning about the American brand of democracy, political leadership and activism — a political scene that Ethiopian-American student Ecram Abde sees as muddied by discord.
The Downtown 100 program last year resulted in a 74 percent reduction in misdemeanor crime among 50 chronic offenders.
Called FUSE, it’s a program that moves long-term homeless persons off the streets and into permanent, affordable housing — saving about $13,000 in government services per person.
As life passages go, this is major, the denial of allegiance to one’s native land and instead a solemn pledge to support the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to accept both its obligations and freedoms.
“Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers” and “Gaytino!” are two provocative productions trying to prompt discussion and build bridges. Which prompts this question: How does political art work?
An upcoming forum in Maplewood on homelessness in the suburbs got me thinking about a hot-button debate that’s been sizzling since President George H.W. Bush’s administration: What should the role of the faith community be in helping the poor?
Carolyn Roby shares one child’s story to make a point: Minnesota needs to eliminate the health, educational and employment disparities between its white and minority citizens or suffer the economic consequences.
U.S. health researchers will study families of all backgrounds in neighborhoods all over the country, including 16 in St. Paul and suburban Ramsey County, chosen in part for its racial and ethnic diversity.
A statewide competition gets underway Jan. 24 that is intended to coax Minnesotans to lose some weight. At the same time, you can help get food to the poor.
Seeking to improve the health of immigrants with hearing loss, Hennepin County Medical Center today opens an interactive, mini teaching village called Easy Street.
Every morning before sunrise a line starts forming at the front door of the Citadel, the Salvation Army’s building St. Paul. These are the working poor and homeless who have come in search of a free, hot meal.
Called the Job Market Failure Index, this analysis includes both the numbers of unemployed and those who are working but not earning a “living” wage.
In a sign of bad economic times, charitable giving is down. This plays out in and big and small ways. For a community organization in Hopkins, it means the social service agency is struggling to find toys for needy children this holiday.
Hours before last weekend’s winter storm, the Minneapolis City Council helped ease the lives of some in our community: the council gave its stamp of approval for a new emergency shelter.
One of these nights you may see Matt Damon in a public service announcement playing a Minnetonka man not too proud to admit he and his family use their local food shelf. That symbolic everyman is Steve Gallagher.
Skyrocketing need is a common story at emergency food shelves in communities all over the state. In the metro area, visits to food shelves are up 13 percent this year, and many new families are coming from the suburbs.
Is ending poverty an achievable goal? Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, who has written a dozen books on poverty and related subjects, says it is.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of new HIV cases is increasing — marking a 17-year high — as local groups organize events starting today that include HIV testing, discussions and memorial services.
Because Congress failed to act, emergency unemployment benefits begin to run out this week for 2 million Americans. But for jobless Minnesotans receiving those benefits — and there are more than 63,000 of them — there is a safety net.