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There’s nothing else quite like  Black college football

There’s nothing else quite like Black college football

Nov. 28 | I’ve attended my share of Gopher football games over the years, but those games are mostly anti-climatic and the home school band painfully plays the same tired old songs. I have yet to see in person a Black college football game, but a good friend...

Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Nov. 28 | CHICAGO — On a spectacular sun-splashed Sunday in my hometown of Chicago at historic Soldier Field, the Vikings had their bubble of expectation busted by the monsters of the Midway, the Chicago Bears — Bears 28, Vikings 10. It was more like a...

Walter Bond credits Clem Haskins with making men of boys

Walter Bond credits Clem Haskins with making men of boys

Nov. 28 |   Before he became a big-time motivational speaker, Walter Bond played big-time hoops at Minnesota (1988-91) and played three NBA seasons. After an appearance last week at the North Community YMCA as the featured speaker at its business speaker...

Up-and-coming hoopster girls to watch

Up-and-coming hoopster girls to watch

Nov. 28 | The girls’ basketball season has begun with eight of the state’s top players already signed with Division I schools. If you ever get a chance to get to a game, check these players out. (The college each signed with is in parentheses). NIA COFFEY...

Up-and-coming hoopster girls to watch

Up-and-coming hoopster girls to watch

Nov. 28 | The girls’ basketball season has begun with eight of the state’s top players already signed with Division I schools. If you ever get a chance to get to a game, check these players out. (The college each signed with is in parentheses). NIA COFFEY...

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Motivational speaker transfers NBA skills to the business world

Nov. 28 | Walter Bond teaches audiences the importance of connecting By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Walter BondPhoto by Charles Hallman After leaving the NBA, Walter Bond was told he didn’t have enough experience during his job searches. “We’re...

The growing contingent workforce: Contract work can present new opportunities

The growing contingent workforce: Contract work can present new opportunities

Nov. 28 | With 35 percent of U.S. companies relying on smaller staffs since the recession, the landscape of the labor market is changing substantially and more employers are beginning to emphasize the contingent, flexible workforce. A recent survey from CareerBuilder...

The healing effect of cooking is in the hand of the preparer

The healing effect of cooking is in the hand of the preparer

Nov. 28 | Salut a los espíritus of this house and the espiritu que abre las puertas,” (greetings to the spirits of this house and the spirit that opens doors), I said as I entered the small one-bedroom apartment of my spiritual godfather from Cuba. Kneeling...

November is National  Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Nov. 28 | November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and BluePearl Veterinary Partners encourages pet owners to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes is a relatively common disease in which the body doesn’t use glucose properly....

Black student-athletes grad rates  ‘nothing to applaud’ — ‘Corporate business’ culture produces  profits, exploits students

Black student-athletes grad rates ‘nothing to applaud’ — ‘Corporate business’ culture produces profits, exploits students

Nov. 21 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     University of Minnesota Black male student-athletes are graduating at 50 percent or better for the first time in five years, though a significant graduation gap still exists between them and their...