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Sergio Garcia exposes PGA’s racism

Sergio Garcia exposes PGA’s racism

May. 29 |     No matter how many millions of dollars have been raised on the PGA Tour for worthy charities across the USA and the noble First Tee programs, the game of golf is and always will be defined by its inability to change. This week, the Memorial...

All-Star Classic girls’ games  feature future stars

All-Star Classic girls’ games feature future stars

May. 29 |     In 1994, the first Inner City All-Star Classic (ICASC) basketball game was played in the gymnasium of Richard R. Green Central Park Community School in Minneapolis. The game featured the top senior boys’ basketball players of color...

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

May. 29 | Photo by Charles Hallman   Beyond that, many folks are clueless how the new  insurance law affects them   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   An April Kaiser Family Foundation survey found many Americans are either unsure or still confused...

Part Two: Singer/Songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

Part Two: Singer/Songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

May. 22 |       Part 2 of 2   MSR: Where do some of the lyrics to your songs come from? LRD: A lot of them come from personal experience. When I created this album [Love Child], I wanted to speak to myself. I wanted to tell myself how to get out...

MPS Black student suspensions twice state average

MPS Black student suspensions twice state average

May. 22 |     Taye The district aims for more consistent discipline among schools, teachers     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) data from the last two school years, the suspension...

Hiring, retaining more teachers of color urged by MPS superintendent

Hiring, retaining more teachers of color urged by MPS superintendent

May. 22 |     Some see ‘bold leadership’ in her proposals prior to union negotiations By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson is asking the community to support her new district...

McGee avoids foreclosure

McGee avoids foreclosure

May. 22 |   After a year-long journey fighting her wrongful foreclosure, Rose McGee has won a settlement with CitiMortgage and Fannie Mae. “We are working on final details for a settlement resolution, and I will be staying in my home,” said McGee. Seventy...

Fire and ice: Sierra Leone Samuels referees with a cool hand

Fire and ice: Sierra Leone Samuels referees with a cool hand

May. 22 |     By Paige Elliott Contributing Writer    The boxing ring has a way of revealing character and teaching lessons. Those who enter unprepared or unfocused are often exposed. For amateur boxing referee Sierra Leone Samuels, the boxing...

Part one: Singer/songwriter explores love, personal  experiences on debut solo project

Part one: Singer/songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

May. 22 |     Have you heard Lia Renee Dior sing? If you’ve listened to KMOJ 89.9 lately, chances are you’ve heard the beautiful voice of the Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter singing her songs “Beautiful,” or “Good Morning,” that speak...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

May. 22 |     The Music     Soundset 2013 Sun., May 26, 11 am — 8:30 pm • Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN, 952-445-7223 or www.soundsetfestival.com/ • This years Soundset Festival features nine hours of hip hop music...
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