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Dating tips for sistahs who don’t get it

Dating tips for sistahs who don’t get it

Apr. 17 |       Hard as it might be for sistahs to believe, everything that goes wrong in the pursuit of life, liberty and a relationship that works out is not necessarily the man’s fault. Much as the ladies like to believe the only mistake...

2013 W draft: a ‘huge buzz’ and no surprises

2013 W draft: a ‘huge buzz’ and no surprises

Apr. 17 |       The Big 3 draft” was no surprise. Through the days and weeks, if not the last few years, leading up to Monday’s WNBA draft, top picks Britney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne were a three-headed Carly Simon anticipation...

We did it again! — Ninth annual Carol Fitzgerald Fund announces grant winners

We did it again! — Ninth annual Carol Fitzgerald Fund announces grant winners

Apr. 17 |       Ten years ago on April 10, 2003, we lost a great woman, Carol Fitzgerald. Thanks to great support from our community locally and nationally, we continue her work. With major spending cuts across the United States in funding the...

Minneapolis’ Tayler Hill is Mystics’ first pick

Minneapolis’ Tayler Hill is Mystics’ first pick

Apr. 17 |         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Tayler Hill, the first Minneapolis City Conference player to be a WNBA first-round pick since Tamara Moore in 2002, was among 12 invited prospects to attend Monday’s draft at ESPN...

Jay-Z and Beyoncé trip to Cuba draws lots of attention

Jay-Z and Beyoncé trip to Cuba draws lots of attention

Apr. 15 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer     After stories about the popular entertainment power duo Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary popped up all over the internet and in just...

Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Mpls civil rights director to ‘ride herd’ on hiring goals

Apr. 10 |     But reporting specifically on hiring of Blacks still won’t happen     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel pledged recently that her department will have a “distinct presence”...

City confirms ballpark ‘minority’  hiring goals met

City confirms ballpark ‘minority’ hiring goals met

Apr. 10 |       But participation by Black workers remains unverified    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   This story was originally printed in the June 10, 2010 edition of the MSR regarding the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department’s...

Educator says help at home crucial to academic achievement

Educator says help at home crucial to academic achievement

Apr. 10 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It’s said you can’t change the world but you can do something about the few square feet you occupy. Try telling that to educator-motivational speaker Daphne Brown, who utilizes both practical...

Some Black women crack media’s glass ceiling

Some Black women crack media’s glass ceiling

Apr. 10 |     Josie Thomas optimistic based on her CBS experience     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The number of women in leadership positions virtually has not changed since 2009, says a Women’s Media Center study on females in...

Judge orders mediation over McGee home foreclosure

Judge orders mediation over McGee home foreclosure

Apr. 10 |       Rep. Ellison joins rally to halt eviction   By Becky Dernbach Contributing Writer     Last week more than 50 community members rallied in support of Rose McGee as she faced off against Fannie Mae in settlement court...