Barriers to Black mental health: Part II

Although the ways in which individuals in the African American community treat mental illnesses, coupled with community judgement and attitudes, affects the level of medical literacy African Americans have when they seek help for mental illnesses, there is also the problem of culture biases and a lack of cultural literacy among mental healthcare professionals.

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MSR river cruise celebrated 80 years of publishing

On Saturday, August 1, friends, supporters and contributors of the oldest African American-owned business in Minnesota gathered at St. Croix Boat & Packet on 525 Main Street South in Stillwater to commemorate 80 years of continuous publication of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) with a riverboat cruise celebration.

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Healing ceremony brings new spirit to Rondo Days

On Friday, July 17 a healing ceremony took place at a proposed commemorative plaza at the corner of Concordia Avenue and Fisk Street in Saint Paul in order for everyone who had a role in the destruction of the Rondo Community to be given the opportunity to acknowledge their role and apologize.
On the following Saturday, July 18, vendors, entrepreneurs, members and friends of that community gathered at the Rondo Education Center’s Outdoor Field on 560 Concordia Avenue to bring back a sense of community, togetherness, pride and reunion from the old Rondo community.

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