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Miss Black MN USA crowns two young queens


Krystle Igo-Ogbonna was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Hopkins Community Center Eisenhower Theater. At the same event, Shamerah Norman was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA Talented Teen. Both young women will represent Minnesota at the 2013 Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant. Krystle is the daughter of Gladys O. Igbo and the late George Ogbonna. She currently resides in St. Continue Reading →

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Change the world — help a child learn to read



Reading Corps offers a chance  to really serve the community

By Jamal Denman

Contributing Writer


When it comes to ranking the importance of the vast range of human skill sets, it would be difficult to place many above the ability to read. Learning opportunities are infinitely increased for those who have strong reading and comprehension capabilities, and the earlier one begins to learn and develop these skills, the more likely one is to become highly proficient at them. Unfortunately, reading and being able to understand what is being read in its most basic form is not something you develop naturally. They are skills that have to be taught and learned from one individual to another. This is what makes the service that Minnesota Reading Corps provides so important. Continue Reading →

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