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Academic Health Center Public Relations – University of Minnesota

The Academic Health Center (AHC) was founded in 1970, part of one of the oldest and largest land grant universities in the country, and is one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation. Since its inception, the Academic Health Center has been the home to firsts such as the world’s first successful open heart surgery, pancreas transplant, first pharmaceutical care degree, and more recently, development of one of the most widely used anti-HIV drugs. Research addresses significant, cross-cutting issues including cancer, infectious diseases and immunology, neurosciences, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The Academic Health Center (AHC) Office of Communications (z.umn.edu/communications) provides strategic communications, partnering with AHC units to promote and enhance the reputation of the University of Minnesota’s medical and health sciences. Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership

– Directly manage the public relations and multimedia coordinators within the AHC Office of Communications. Continue Reading →

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Employment

 

Hired

1200 Plymouth Avenue North • Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411

612-529-3342

http://www.hired.org

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Youth Link

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

612-252-1200

http://www.youthlinkmn.org/programs/life-transitions/

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 NAAAHR

To provide a forum where African American HR professionals and their colleagues can exchange and gain information, provide professional development on issues affecting individual careers, and enhance the professional lives of other African Americans. http://www.naaahrmn.org/

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Minnesota Department Of Human Services

 

http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=dhs16_141151

 

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Hire

225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 243-1313

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Nearly five million Black households hit by food stamp cuts

By Frederick H. Lowe

Contributing Writer

 

Approximately 4.7 million African American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning this month. Bread for the World, a non-partisan, Christian citizens’ movement in the United States to end hunger, determined the number of Black households that would  be affected by cuts in food stamps with United States Department of Agriculture data. In 2010, Congress voted to cut $11 billion from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs or SNAP, and the first of three fiscal years of cuts begin this week. During the first fiscal year of the cut, which ends Sept. 30, 2014, $5 billion will be sliced from the program. Continue Reading →

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Spoken Heroes

 

Often times people in our community and their giving spirit to others goes unnoticed. This is our opportunity to recognize these heroes and their accomplishments. Simply download the form provided here and nominate your hero. Once the nomination form is completed, mail it to P.O. Box 8558 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408. Nominations will be accepted continually and selected winners will be highlighted in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder and featured on KMOJ radio. Continue Reading →

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Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Nearly 50 persons attended “A Gathering for Media Justice” held last weekend at Hamline University for community members and local non-mainstream media representatives. Sponsored by Community Action Against Racism (CAAR), Main Street Project and KFAI-FM, the December 8 half-day “conversation-based” event discussed media justice issues with an emphasis on local mainstream media coverage of communities of color. “People came [to the Saturday event] because they have a real hunger to see things different,” said Main Street Project Community Organizer Danielle Mikali. “I think oftentimes we feel frustrated and we don’t know where to turn. “As a media justice organizer, but also as an African American woman and mother, too often I don’t necessary know where to look in terms of the really great independent media outlets that are sharing stories,” Mikali said of the various local media that were represented at last Saturday’s event: the Cities’ two Black newspapers, the Twin Cities Daily Planet “and even cable — there were some cable access show hosts that were here,” noted Mikali. Continue Reading →

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When good people essentially do nothing

Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people

According to Pastor Terrance Jacobs, former director with the Gamaliel Organization who was appointed to Africa, power is the concentration of “organized people and organized money” (taken from the Alinsky model). Pastor Jacobs went on to explain, at the Minneapolis Neighborhood Hub’s Health Disparities training that was held in late October, that a state of powerlessness is a sin! My interpretation of his remark is that there is a whole lot of sin going around in Minnesota! In that one instance he essentially declared that seeking power is not a bad thing. Yet many of us have formed opinions about power to the effect that it is bad, that we don’t need too much of it,  and that anyone seeking too much power should be watched closely. Continue Reading →

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Enjoy your holidays in moderation, and stay motivated

 

The holidays are in full swing! Christmas parties at work, family gatherings, and a host of other events are filled with sweet treats — I love the holidays and the spirit that they bring, but my waistline doesn’t love the sweet treats (or maybe it loves them too much). Every year, the holidays present us with the challenge of maintaining a healthy weight or maintaining a weight-loss program. I’m going to share with you how to make workouts a priority with a busier schedule, when and when not to indulge, and staying motivated throughout the holidays. This time of year is my favorite by far. Continue Reading →

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