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White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

White professionals already cashing in on ‘People’s Stadium’ — But promises that construction will benefit communities of color remain unkept as deadlines approach

Aug. 28 |       By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   While there is much talk about possible delays in the construction of the “People’s Stadium,” it appears that the Vikings and MSFA are still confident it will be built. And according...

Locals joined bus ride to D.C. for 1963 March commemoration

Locals joined bus ride to D.C. for 1963 March commemoration

Aug. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A small but very enthusiastic group of Minneapolis-area residents returned from last Saturday’s commemorative march in Washington, D.C. pledging to work together for change. Cathy Jones (middle)...

Mpls. Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar dies at age 45

Mpls. Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar dies at age 45

Aug. 28 |       On Sunday, August 25, influential Somali business leader and groundbreaking Minneapolis Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar died of complications from leukemia. He was 45. In 2010, Samatar became the first Somali-American...

Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ

Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ

Aug. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   If only for a few hours, the city’s North Side and Minneapolis police recently worked together and had fun doing so. At least on that day, August 17, police officers walked among the mostly Black...

U of M loses ground in  athletics racial hiring  — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

U of M loses ground in athletics racial hiring — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

Aug. 28 |     Diversity in the University of Minnesota’s athletics administration is still a four-letter word: None. After Richard Lapchick’s annual “College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card” came out in July, we asked Gopher AD Norwood...

Two winning coaches with much in common

Two winning coaches with much in common

Aug. 28 |     GIOVAN JENKINS (Minneapolis Washburn) and SCOTT HOWELL (St. Paul Central) are two of the state’s most successful football coaches with plenty in common. Both were star players for the teams they now coach. Both went on to play at state...

Major League Baseball on the lookout  for Black talent

Major League Baseball on the lookout for Black talent

Aug. 28 |       According to the latest data, 20 percent of Major League Baseball (MLB) Central Office executives are Blacks or people of color. Three of them recently were in town during the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. Since...

Black & Single Blues, by Dwight Hobbes

Black & Single Blues, by Dwight Hobbes

Aug. 28 |     Life without Lesli was, any way you sliced it, a losing proposition. Sleep, forget about it. It took all the courage he had — frankly, not a lot — to lay on the bed where they’d made love. After the first few nights of tossing,...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Aug. 28 |     The Music       Eve Sun., Sept. 1, 10 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com • The Grammy Award winning rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress is touring in support of her fourth studio...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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