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Archive for September, 2012

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Sep. 12 |   Who would ever say that the legendary and renowned Dorothy Bridges would be involved in harming her legacy and imprint on a community bank, Franklin National Bank, which has done so much for the African American community under her leadership? Thus...

Greatest political shows on earth come and go again

Greatest political shows on earth come and go again

Sep. 12 |   We’re suckers for the same old promises   The Republican and Democratic conventions were little more than a show. And like most shows, when it’s all over you realize it was a lot of “sound and fury” yet “signifying nothing.” Every...

Ritchie gets a real smack-down

Ritchie gets a real smack-down

Sep. 12 |   Mark “The Shark” Ritchie, Minnesota’s secretary of state, was pinned in Minnesota’s wrestling pay-per-view event: 1, 2, 3, and the sound of the referee slapping the mat as Ritchie’s shoulders were down for the count. It must have...

Open letter to the community on The Links’ new youth program

Open letter to the community on The Links’ new youth program

Sep. 12 |   The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (The Links) is pleased to introduce a new and exciting program called “Links to Success…an African American Leadership Experience.” A year ago, The Links announced the suspension...

Blacks most likely to be long-term unemployed

Blacks most likely to be long-term unemployed

Sep. 12 |   But less likely to get unemployment insurance benefits  For Black workers, it’s a one-two punch to their economic security: Blacks are not only disproportionately more likely than Whites or Hispanics to experience long-term unemployment,...

Phillips scholars create summer programs for  youth, families

Phillips scholars create summer programs for youth, families

Sep. 12 |   Jazmine Darden designed a summer program to encourage urban students, including many students of color, to learn more about opportunities in the STEM fields, specifically engineering. Through “Bridgin’ the Gap,” students in kindergarten...

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity  is ‘high on my radar screen’

New Gophers AD says increasing diversity is ‘high on my radar screen’

Sep. 12 |   Has the role of today’s big-time college athletic director changed? We recently put that question to Norwood Teague, who was hired in April to succeed Joel Maturi as University of Minnesota athletics director. “It’s multi-faceted,”...

Vikings survive  Jaguars 26-23 in  overtime

Vikings survive Jaguars 26-23 in overtime

Sep. 12 |   Victory is so sweet, especially when you work hard, change your approach to everything you do, and things just work out. Sunday the Vikings were looking for a fresh start after a miserable 2011 season when they finished 3-13. Getting players...

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Lynx rookie Peters off to a strong start

Sep. 12 |   Devereaux Peters was drafted third overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft in April by the Minnesota Lynx. Despite being injury-prone, she’s proved herself ready to play thus far. At Notre Dame, Peters had two knee injuries and three surgeries in...