Nerita Griffin Hughes is North Hennepin Community College’s first African American dean. She became dean of Business, Technology, Career, and Workforce Development for the college in May.
Access to decent resources can be a luxury for families of Farafenni, a town in the Gambia in West Africa.
Life was not always easy for Maria Nhambu. “At a young age, I realized I had to be my own best friend,” said Nhambu. Born of mixed race (Black and White) in Tanzania, East Africa she recalled, “At the time, people of mixed race were not very well accepted in African society or in the […]
“I am excited to see all the possibilities and different career paths that our children would not even think existed.” These are the words of Hope Community’s executive director, Shannon Smith Jones, talking about the potential of the New Best Buy Teen Tech Center that opened in January at Hope Community. Technology is the way […]
African American women most at risk February was National Healthy Heart Month, and thanks to Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and local church leaders in Rochester, Minnesota, the FAITH Program promoted heart health one heart at a time. Brewer is an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s department of cardiovascular medicine. She began her training […]
January is usually the time of year where most people begin making new goals regarding health, fitness, career, love, and fun. But not everyone wants or can afford to purchase a gym membership. Besides finances, getting to the gym can be a chore, especially if your workout facility is not in your neighborhood. It is completely […]
When people say, “Small things add up,” the nonprofit organization Small Sums, established in 2005, would agree. That insight is what informs their work helping homeless people get and keep jobs by providing what some people might see as small things. Terre Thomas, executive director of Small Sums since 2013, says, “We aid…people who’ve experienced […]
The Doorstep Foundation, a start-up mentoring group committed to changing the lives of youth in schools and in the community, is the brainchild of Andre “Debonaire” McNeal. “Doorstep Foundation was something that I started way back when I was on KMOJ radio,” McNeal recalls. “Over the holidays, people would call me and ask me to […]
Black authors in Minnesota haven’t always had a platform to come together and showcase their work. Well, this is about to change. Authors Jasmine Boudah and De’Vonna Pittman are hosting the first Minnesota Black Authors Expo. The event will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) on West Broadway […]
In the ever-changing, ever-fickle world of economics, knowing about and understanding the tools and resources available to aid your small business is ever more important. Sister Spokesman helped shine a light on local entrepreneurs and small business resources by hosting a “Small Business Showcase” on November 4 at Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis. Although […]