Insight2Health Challenge in full swing

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

tyrone-8645Next session starts June 14

Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are leading causes of mortality among African-Americans.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, about four out of five African-American women are overweight or obese.

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Armstrong and Cooper teams receive Jefferson Awards for Community Service

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

cooper in actionStudents from Armstrong and Cooper High Schools were honored for outstanding community service at the 2014 Jefferson Awards program held on April 12.

Cooper received a Silver Banner and Armstrong received a Bronze as part of the program’s Students in Action program.

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Help "Miracle Miata" beat the odds

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

miata smithOn 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.”

“She is just a manifestation of his power,” said Wotorson-Smith in reference to God.

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FUNdraising Good Times: How to keep a fundraising job

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

empty-files-computer-screenPart two in a two part series.

We have seen nonprofit executive directors and college presidents pull their hair out over their relationship – or lack of a relationship – with their development staff. There are magic words development professionals say that pour gasoline on a slow smoldering fire.

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Artspeak:

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

irma photocollage 2I am blessed with my mother’s skin.

People often stop me to compliment me on how soft and smooth my skin looks. When asked how I keep it that way, I can only smile and say “good genes.”

Having recently celebrated a birthday, I am increasingly aware of the aging process.

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Tips to make fresh baked pie with Spring ingredients

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments

images articles 3529 enjoying pies(StatePoint) There’s nothing more timeless than pie. Part of the appeal is its homespun essence. So rather than serve the store-bought variety, try baking one yourself. Not only will the aroma set the house astir, experts say you’ll taste the difference.

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Principal pleads with kidnappers to release abducted girl students

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments

gin abducted girl studentsApr. 21 (GIN) – While divers conducted their final searches in Korea for the high school students drowned in a misguided ferry excursion, in Nigeria, Principal Asabe Kwambula pleaded with kidnappers of over 100 high school girls to “have mercy on the students.”

“I am pleading with the government to secure the release of the children, to save the lives of these innocents,” she said.

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Boston Marathon: Rita Jeptoo of Kenya sets women’s course record as an American wins men’s race after 31 year drought

Apr 21, 2014 No Comments

Rita Jeptoo today sucesfully defended her title and in the process also set a new course record in the Boston Marathon’s women’s race with a time of 2:18:56. That was 29 seconds ahead of her winning time last year.…

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Flamingo Restaurant: “We feel like we’re home”

Apr 21, 2014 No Comments
Shegitu Kebede (right) with Neyat Tafer, Frewoini Haile's nephew. Photo: Courtesy of TC Daily Planet

Shegitu Kebede (right) with Neyat Tafer, Frewoini Haile’s nephew. Photo: Courtesy of TC Daily Planet

Frewoni Haile of Flamingo Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo: Courtesy of TC Daily Planet

Frewoni Haile of Flamingo Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo: Courtesy of TC Daily Planet

Flamingo Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota owned by Ethiopian refugees Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini Haile has been able to rebound from a power surge that nearly shut them down thanks to unprecedented community support to keep them in business. Photo: Courtesy of TC Daily Planet

Flamingo Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota owned by Ethiopian refugees Shegitu Kebede and Frewoini Haile has been able to rebound from a power surge that nearly shut them down thanks to unprecedented community support to keep them in business.

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A Legislative Update from the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Apr 19, 2014 No Comments

By Angelina Nguyen  ST. PAUL (April 16, 2014) — During the last couple weeks, the Minnesota Legislature passed several important bills that affect our community’s well-being. The State Council of[...]…

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