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Archive for December 12th, 2012

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Opportunity and diversity one industry at a time

Dec. 12 | By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   There is a missing component to the national discussion concerning how to strengthen and rebuild the American economy. It is true that high unemployment, a weak national infrastructure, the need...

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest  pro team in Minnesota

Twins outdo Wolves as Whitest pro team in Minnesota

Dec. 12 |   Unless things change, the Minnesota Twins won’t have a single African American player on its opening day roster for the 2013 season. In the span of a week — no pun intended — the team unloaded its last two Black players, outfielders Denard...

Top performers in boys’ hoops

Top performers in boys’ hoops

Dec. 12 | The boys’ basketball season is off and running, and some of the state’s top players are already serving notice that they will be heard from before the season is over. Check out these top performances so far: QUINTON HOOKER (Park Center) — The...

Vikings lean on  Peterson in 21-14 win

Vikings lean on Peterson in 21-14 win

Dec. 12 |   The Vikings ended a two-game losing streak with 21-14 win over Chicago before 64,134 fans at Mall of America Field Sunday while the first winter storm of 2012 was pounding the area with as much as a foot of snow on the Metrodome roof. The great...

Overall, hiring of Black college coaches has improved

Overall, hiring of Black college coaches has improved

Dec. 12 |   But there have been setbacks; some still resist transparent coaching searches   The Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA) recently released its 2011-12 “Hiring Report Card for NCAA, FBS and FCS Football Head Coaching Positions.” According...

Documentary confronts us with the grim realities of Black AIDS

Documentary confronts us with the grim realities of Black AIDS

Dec. 12 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Released earlier this year, Endgame: AIDS in Black America (PBS-DVD), produced and directed by Renata Stone for WGBH/FRONTLINE, is an important documentary for the subject alone, keeping up awareness of...

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Media justice activists develop racial equity pledge

Dec. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nearly 50 persons attended “A Gathering for Media Justice” held last weekend at Hamline University for community members and local non-mainstream media representatives. Sponsored by Community Action...

When good people essentially do nothing

When good people essentially do nothing

Dec. 12 | Power, politics, and policy and the influence they have over African American people According to Pastor Terrance Jacobs, former director with the Gamaliel Organization who was appointed to Africa, power is the concentration of “organized people...

Enjoy your holidays in moderation, and stay motivated

Enjoy your holidays in moderation, and stay motivated

Dec. 12 |   The holidays are in full swing! Christmas parties at work, family gatherings, and a host of other events are filled with sweet treats — I love the holidays and the spirit that they bring, but my waistline doesn’t love the sweet treats (or...

Miss Black MN USA crowns two young queens

Miss Black MN USA crowns two young queens

Dec. 12 |   Krystle Igo-Ogbonna was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Hopkins Community Center Eisenhower Theater. At the same event, Shamerah Norman was crowned 2013 Miss Black Minnesota USA Talented Teen. Both...
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