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St. Paul street art project shares food with community

Local artist creates platform for educating on 
healthy eating

By Raymond Jackson

Contributing Writer


On Sunday, September 14, well-known Twin Cities artist Seitu Jones hosted CREATE: The Community Meal, in St. Paul. The event, which featured a half-mile long dining table serving 2,000 participants, took place in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. It was Jones’ artistic way to help build healthy neighborhoods. Continue Reading →

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Bike ride offers tour of Minnesota’s African American history

By Anthony Taylor

Contributing Writer


Saturday, August 23, presents a great opportunity to have an historical experience relative to the African American communities’ presence in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Major Taylor Bicycling Club is offering its Second Annual Dark 2 Dawn: A Ride Through African American History. The ride will begin at 9 pm on Saturday, August 23 at Martin Luther King Park and end with a celebratory breakfast at MLK Park. Throughout the night there will be stops at notable locations connected to the Black experience in the Twin Cities. Each location will feature a presenter that has a personal connection to that place, creating the human and historical connection. Continue Reading →

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African inventor addresses worldwide crisis of sanitation

Lack of toilets, water overuse will bring the crisis to the U.S., engineer predicts
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


Human waste disposal and how to properly manage it has been a recognized environmental issue since 2008 when the United Nations declared that year the “International Year of Sanitation.” However, some believe that the issue is not getting enough attention as it should. There are nearly three billion people worldwide today who don’t have access to a toilet, notes Ghana engineer Kweku Anno, who invented the Biofil Digester 15 years ago and introduced it in 2008. Anno’s Biofil Digester is “a unique waste treatment system” that claims to work 30 times faster than current septic systems and uses less water and disposes sewage without stench. He has installed over 2,000 Biofil Digesters in homes, offices and other buildings in Ghana, Belize, India, South Africa and Liberia, and says he believes one day it could eliminate the septic system. An estimated 90 percent of the people living in Ghana don’t have access to toilets, says Anno. Continue Reading →

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