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Upcoming TV show to address media neglect of women’s sports

Upcoming TV show to address media neglect of women’s sports

Nov. 27 | Almost half of all athletes are women, but not even five percent are shown in this country’s media. This is expected to be discussed in the upcoming U of M Tucker Center-TPT2 co-produced Media Coverage and Female Athletes on Channel 2 this Sunday,...

A mother’s lesson leads to feeding hundreds for Thanksgiving

A mother’s lesson leads to feeding hundreds for Thanksgiving

Nov. 27 | Oak Park Center helps those whose food dollars are stretched to the limits     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Debra Chavis, back in 2005, was instructed to serve the community — an instruction that came from her mother. Chavis’ mother...

A return to love with Dwele at the Dakota.

A return to love with Dwele at the Dakota.

Nov. 26 |     By Junauda Petrus Contributing writer   His music is for lovers. The “broken-hearted” lovers. The “brand-new-love” lovers. The “only for one night” lovers. The “for a lifetime” lovers. In a packed house on November...

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Nov. 23 |   Movie Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It is sad to see how complacent we Black people have grown since the 1960s. The bourgeoisie blithely transitioned from a populace who once vowed “We Will Overcome” to a generation...

NLI signing day for top hoopsters

NLI signing day for top hoopsters

Nov. 22 | For former Minneapolis North boys’ basketball standout RICO ALEXANDER, November 12, 2013 was a very special day. It wasn’t only because his daughter, 5-foot-6-inch girls’ basketball standout guard ALEXIS ALEXANDER (Champlin Park), was signing...

Spotlight on the Gophers 100

Spotlight on the Gophers 100

Nov. 21 |             There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. Beginning this week and throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Building the ‘Buy Black’ movement in Minnesota

Building the ‘Buy Black’ movement in Minnesota

Nov. 21 | Local entrepreneurs discuss challenges, offer solutions   News Analysis By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The idea for the recent MSR multi-part Black business series first came last year during a conversation with Twin Cities Black Film Festival...

Philippine disaster an opportunity for racist propaganda

Philippine disaster an opportunity for racist propaganda

Nov. 20 | The disaster in the Philippines brought by typhoon Yolanda (their name for Haiyan) exposes the weakness of a civilization built on the principle of profit above people. The system that celebrates the free market — which in reality ain’t so free...

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Chief Janeé Harteau is doing a good job

Nov. 20 | No need to replace her   Minneapolis celebrates the election of its second female in the history of City Government, Betsy Hodges, bringing discussion about her representing diversity balance. Really? How, when for the next four years there...