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‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

‘Enormous’ graduation gap between Blacks and Whites in college hoops

Mar. 27 |   In past years, I used to scrounge newsstands for any piece of needed information to fill out mimeographed bracket sheets, only to later lose my hard-earned money in the worksite pool. Don’t get me wrong — I still sequester myself watching...

Why so little love for the NIT?

Why so little love for the NIT?

Mar. 27 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament both offer “deserved opportunities” to men’s and women’s basketball programs that, for one reason or several others, don’t make the...

Tubby Smith relieved of coaching duties at Minnesota

Tubby Smith relieved of coaching duties at Minnesota

Mar. 25 |   University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague announced today that head basketball coach Tubby Smith has been relieved of his coaching duties, effective immediately. A national search for the 17th men’s head basketball coach...

Job vacancies at highest point in seven years

Job vacancies at highest point in seven years

Mar. 21 |   DEED report shows 318 occupations in demand   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A recent Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) survey found that job vacancies in Minnesota have risen 18 percent over a year...

Way to Grow shows one way to close  the achievement gap

Way to Grow shows one way to close the achievement gap

Mar. 21 | Intensive home program supports students and their families     News Analysis By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Way to Grow Executive Director Carolyn Smallwood is passionate about the community empowerment institution. Sitting in...

Film documents a year of inner-city  high school reality

Film documents a year of inner-city high school reality

Mar. 21 |   School’s former principal recalls many ‘tough conversations’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A documentary on one year at an American high school will premiere on public television next week. 180 Days: A Year inside an American...

South High students walk out to protest lack of Native cultural activities

South High students walk out to protest lack of Native cultural activities

Mar. 21 |     By Sheila Regan Contributing Writer   The smell of burning sage filled the commons area of South High School on Monday morning, March 11, as what was planned as a student walk-out was turned into a school-sanctioned assembly —...

Black & Single Blues: Keith worries he might — god forbid! — have found his soul mate

Black & Single Blues: Keith worries he might — god forbid! — have found his soul mate

Mar. 21 |   Lesli threatened to — hell, had done it — make a lie of Keith’s conviction that soul mates do not come along in real life. For one, she understood his concerns about identity in relation to her own. That night of their first “date”...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Mar. 21 | The Music     Herschel & The Detainees Present… BOOMBASTIC! Sat., Mar. 23, 8 pm • Fine Line Music Café 318 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com Herschel & The Detainees will be rocking the house along...

Living the Single Life: Trina James

Living the Single Life: Trina James

Mar. 21 | This Week’s Single: Look here every week for MSR’s profiles of local men and women who are, at least for now, unattached and…living the single life.   Trina James Age:  45 Profession:  Service Specialist with Lifeworks.  Lifeworks...