Home » Archive for December, 2012

Archive for December, 2012

Minnesota: land of underused though highly skilled Black quarterbacks

Minnesota: land of underused though highly skilled Black quarterbacks

Dec. 12 | There’s too much emphasis on White and not enough on win    The elephant in the middle of the sports living room is back: another round of a decreasing number of Black quarterbacks (irrespective of RGIII, the phenomenal Black quarterback...

Top issues for Blacks  this legislative session

Top issues for Blacks this legislative session

Dec. 12 |   There are going to be a lot of issues on the table in the 2013 legislative session, and this columnist is going to be involved in and writing about issues that have a direct impact on the Black community. With regards to the issue of felons’...

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss:  a true hero

Letter to the Editor: Spike Moss: a true hero

Dec. 12 |   I came to Minnesota when I was 16 years old. I am now 50. Spike Moss was in charge of the WAY when I was a teenager. While he never seeks accolades, I think it is important that people know that Spike Moss was instrumental in saving so many...

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...