BY JOSE’ LUIS VILLASENOR
Thank you to those who attended Saturday March 28th to envision a sustainable, safe and healthy future for the East Phillips neighbors and communities!
Below is the group’s reflections on what will make a successful community benefits agreement. We are committed to continue doing authentic community engagement to enlarge the representation of the voices of East Phillips residents. This email also has an article that was written by Twin Cities Daily Planet that highlights our great work and gives us a history on where we have been.
Thank you every one for your support.
By Sue Hunter Weir
Era causes of death reflect medical knowledge
Richard Herberg’s death certificate lists his cause of death as “dentition.” By the time that he died in April 1916, dentition was rarely recorded as a cause of death. It was an old-fashioned medical term and one that had been called into question as a “real” disease. That was not always the case.
A baby boy, known only as C. M. Miller, was thought to have died from “teething and flow” in 1864. “Teething” as a cause of death had a long, though not, as it turns out, very accurate history. Hippocrates referred to it in his writings almost 2,500 years ago and the medical community didn’t change its thinking on the subject until some time in the late 1870s or early 1880s. Cemetery records list teething or dentition as a cause of death several times in the 1860s and early 1870s but only three times after 1885.
Lake and Cedar
Saturday May 23rd at Dusk
By Frank Erickson
Abdisalam Adam is a public school teacher and iman from St. Paul and a model for how the White House and U.S. law enforcement hope to avoid an American version of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.”—Washington Post
It is amazing that they don’t see the racism in their approach—that they connect the Paris killings to the Twin Cities, not from evidence that someone was planning such an attack, but from Minnesota having the largest U.S. population of Somali-Americans. That or Somali Community could produce such an attack based on religion and skin color and not on evidence that anyone is planning to use violence.
In a chilling headline, “The time has come for Minnesota Somalis” – he Star Tribune puts the entire Somali Community on trial, on the hot seat. They must see this as acceptable since local analyst Jamal Abdulahi wrote the editorial.