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MPD defies the laws of probability

MPD defies the laws of probability

Sep. 16 | Four hundred and thirty-nine consecutive batters for a baseball team went to the plate, and everyone of them walked — could this happen? No, it could not. It’s not statistically possible, unless a member of the batting team was the umpire and...

Black Press still ‘delivering news for and about Blacks’

Black Press still ‘delivering news for and about Blacks’

Sep. 16 | An interview with the national Black newspaper assn. board chair By Kam Williams Contributing Writer   Cloves C. Campbell, Jr., is publisher of the Arizona Informant, a family-owned and operated newspaper that provides an important voice for...

15 years of Afropean Soul at the Dakota with Les Nubians

15 years of Afropean Soul at the Dakota with Les Nubians

Sep. 13 |     by Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer Les Nubians “My daughter surprised me with tickets to your show tonight. I used to play your albums for her when she was a girl,” confided an excited fan to Helene Foussart, one half of Les...

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

‘Scheme of dreams’ unveiled post-Tubby

Sep. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Former University of Minnesota AD Joel Maturi once likened the rise in upgrading college athletic facilities to “an arms race.” However, it might be better termed as keeping up with the Joneses. Current...

Pokey takes the Sky to the playoffs

Pokey takes the Sky to the playoffs

Sep. 12 | Before this season began, Chicago was the only WNBA team not to have played in the post-season. That distinction ends next week when the Sky begins its first-ever second season as the Eastern Conference’s top seed. Drafting Elena Delle Donne as...

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Xcel Energy Foundation awards education grant to BDPA youth tech programs

Sep. 12 |   On behalf of the Xcel Energy Foundation, Marsha Connor, communications consultant-web, Xcel Energy, recently presented a $5,000 educational grant check from the Xcel Energy Foundation to the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Twin Cities...

Helen and Keith make a deal

Helen and Keith make a deal

Sep. 11 | Their food came. Keith studied his plate of spaghetti and meatballs, dropped the napkin over his lap and began playing in the plate, nudging strands around with his fork. Muttered, “Nothing’s the end of the damned world.” She reached in her...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Sep. 11 | Ab Soul  Fri., Sept. 13, 10 pm • The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave, Mpls., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Top Dawg EnT rapper who, along with Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolBoy Q, is a member of Black Hippy • with Metasota, Audio Perm and AlienzOnly           Mobb...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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H.I.T returns

H.I.T returns

Sep. 11 | The H.I.T is back after an extended break. I and the majority of the investigators took sometime off to bring the next generation into this world, but we are back now. First I want everyone to read Jerry Freeman’s book In a Kick-Ass Sentimental...