The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) in September launched the U.S. version of the “House of Memories” — a dementia awareness program developed in the United Kingdom for people caring for people with dementia.
The oldest cemetery member is Morgan Jones, a former slave of a Virginia tobacco field who moved to Minnesota after gaining his freedom. Jones lived in Minnesota for 44 years as a free man. He died in 1906 at the age of 101.
Why is our constitutional guarantee of “checks and balances,” i.e. fairness also for the accused, too often absent in the county courthouses and city offices?
When analyzing these problems, researchers and others tend to focus on how the experiences of racial minorities compare with those of Whites. Often missing is whether there are differences among individuals of the same racial group in terms of how they experience bias.
Atum Azzahir said earlier this year on a mental health panel at a Minnesota Public Radio-sponsored event that systemic racism “and the pain and suffering that cause trauma” among Blacks and other people of color should be taken into account by healthcare professionals when dealing with mental health concerns.
In the U.S., approximately one in 500 African Americans and one in 1,200 Hispanic Americans are born with sickle cell disease. Approximately two million Americans — including about eight-to-12 percent of the African American population — are carriers of the disease. Carriers of the disease are said to have the “sickle cell trait.”
African Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies
The false sense that “suicide is a White people thing” has created and perpetuated a problematic cycle.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?” That was a question Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) posed to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing in which the latter responded with an awkward “No.” It is likely that Mr. Zuckerberg found this question too intrusive, yet […]
Program is first to focus on African Americans Quietly unique in who it serves, Dorothea Harris’ Volunteers of America (VOA) — Minnesota office has until recently operated at 36th and Bryant Avenue in South Minneapolis for about 18 months. Harris says with pride, “We are the only African American Caregiver and Dementia project in the […]