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Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Dec. 31 |     People have a huge thirst for connection. How well a song or an experience stays with you can be as easy as answering the question, does this art have resonance, or not? If I were to put together a musically inspired compilation of this...

Ford Foundation’s new president: ‘This is not about our brand’

Ford Foundation’s new president: ‘This is not about our brand’

Dec. 27 | Favors ‘programs…informed by those affected whom we seek to empower’ Editor’s Note: In September, 2013, Darren Walker (DW) became the second African American and 10th president of the Ford Foundation, America’s second largest philanthropy...

Dome memories — of miseries

Dome memories — of miseries

Dec. 27 |   During the countdown to this Sunday’s Vikings-Detroit Lions season finale — the last game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, whose doors first opened in 1982 but will close forever next month — endless “Dome memories” stories will be...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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The Mandela paradox

The Mandela paradox

Dec. 26 |   The passing of Nelson Mandela left many of us with a paradox. The heads of U.S. and European imperialism praise him. The very same governments that helped prop up Apartheid. Oh yes they indeed did, just check the records of how many corporations...

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Minneapolis NAACP on the move?

Dec. 26 |   Congratulations to the Rev. Jerry McAfee, newly elected president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, and to the new board members. This is an auspicious time. We just celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who proved a Black man...

Early mammograms can save African American women

Early mammograms can save African American women

Dec. 26 |   By Katherine Hough Contributing Writer   Working at the Breast Health Center and seeing how many African American women come in for breast screening in comparison to White women saddens me. I see 80 percent more White women than African...

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues

Dec. 26 | For the past decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle from someone from the Right — the continuing war on Christmas. That this annual present comes this year from a host on Fox News is no surprise. On...

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Dec. 26 |   Dr. Crutchfield asks that we rerun this column from our March 21 issue as his favorite of the year.Watch for continuing “Advice” columns on these pages and on the MSR website in 2014.       Question: Dr. Crutchfield, my daughter...