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Budding lawyer became educator and top sports official instead

Budding lawyer became educator and top sports official instead

Feb. 20 |   Someone recently told me that people sometime confuse Jimmy Robinson for Jimmy Lee. We asked Jimmy Robinson to talk about his career and help make the distinction clear. The late Jim “Jimmy” Lee, who’s featured on this week’s MSR front...

West is best in NBA All-Star shootout, 143-138

West is best in NBA All-Star shootout, 143-138

Feb. 20 |   HOUSTON — When you get four starters in an All-Star game from the same city, that’s a big advantage. And boy, did the West make the East stars pay for the third straight year. The West stars shined the brightest in a 143-138 shootout in...

A special day at Robbinsdale Cooper as 14 players sign letters of intent

A special day at Robbinsdale Cooper as 14 players sign letters of intent

Feb. 20 |   A couple of weeks ago, I got invited to witness the signing of Robbinsdale Cooper football player and defensive back MALIK RUCKER. The senior was to sign his letter of intent to play and further his education at the University of Iowa. The...

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Feb. 20 |     Short of a new building, local taxpayers should pay for improvements to the downtown arena where the Minnesota Timberwolves play, according to NBA Commissioner David Stern. These “Stern comments” came a couple of weeks ago prior to...

Who was Jimmy Lee?

Who was Jimmy Lee?

Feb. 20 | His name on a recreation center is no assurance of recognition in St. Paul history   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Who is Jimmy Lee and why is a St. Paul community center named for him? “I never met him or knew who he was,” admits...

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Minnesota griot honored by Turning Point

Feb. 20 | Mahmoud El-Kati talks about race and democracy   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Mahmoud El-Kati. Mention the name and you’ve said it all: icon historian, scholar and griot. And he can talk your ear off. That’s okay. When he’s...

Personal care attendants looking to unionize

Personal care attendants looking to unionize

Feb. 20 | In-home healthcare workers caring for family members feel they deserve better pay     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Personal care assistants (PCAs) are persons who care for elderly and disabled folk at home. Clara R. NaKumbe, age...

Youth-focused Black History Month celebration planned

Youth-focused Black History Month celebration planned

Feb. 20 | Black parents also encouraged to participate   By Youthprise Staff Contributing Writers   “Renewing Hope in the Promise of Minnesota’s Youth” is an opportunity to commemorate Black History Month with a series of events on February...

Blacks have a different agenda from Whites on gun control

Blacks have a different agenda from Whites on gun control

Feb. 20 | Let me state what’s important to African Americans on the gun issue. White Americans who have invented the Black boogieman will never give up their guns that they feel will protect them from the American Black uprising, which has always been a myth,...

Financial aid workshops, free ACT exams to boost college applications

Financial aid workshops, free ACT exams to boost college applications

Feb. 20 | Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is sending a strong message to students, families, staff members and the community that we believe it is imperative that all students be prepared for college, career and life. Providing more students with the right...
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