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This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Jan. 22 | Patti Labelle Sat., Jan.25, 8 pm  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake  C all 952-496-6563 or go to www.mysticlake.com Cost: $54-$62             Dennis Spears Fri., Jan 31, 8 pm Cost: $10             #Mpls January...

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids  and vets to environmental jobs

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids and vets to environmental jobs

Jan. 22 |             By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative...

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Talented Black female coaches await their chance

Jan. 22 |   A new U of M Tucker Center report has found that about 75 percent of all collegiate women’s team coaching openings in the last two years has been filled by men. A male coach replaces a male coach in 34 of 66 women’s team vacancies, but...

Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

Jan. 22 |             After 35 years as an assistant coach, the dream of Mike Zimmer finally comes through. He succeeds Leslie Frazier as the ninth head coach in Minnesota Vikings history. Zimmer has been patient, waiting and...

Reflections on a magical year for  Gopher women’s hoops

Reflections on a magical year for Gopher women’s hoops

Jan. 22 |           Only one time in Gopher women’s basketball history has the team been among the final four teams standing after a long season. A reunion of those players at a recent Gopher’s game provided an opportunity for...

Jones’ shot at the buzzer lifts Washburn over North

Jones’ shot at the buzzer lifts Washburn over North

Jan. 22 | With four seconds remaining, Minneapolis Washburn guard JEFF JONES, the state’s Mr. Football, received the inbounds pass, dribbled quickly across half court, and launched a one-handed, running three-point shot that careened successfully off the...

Alarming ‘retirement racial divide’ could  leave millions of Black elders at risk

Alarming ‘retirement racial divide’ could leave millions of Black elders at risk

Jan. 22 | AARP pushes for state retirement savings plan to bridge the gap By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Are working-age Blacks and other people of color preparing themselves for retirement? A new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS)...

Donna Brazile keynote speaker at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Donna Brazile keynote speaker at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Jan. 22 |   During the keynote address for the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) breakfast on January 20, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist, adjunct professor, author and syndicated columnist,...

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Coaches, teammates help Texas native adjust to North Country

Jan. 17 |             Spotlight on the Gophers 100 There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14...

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Jan. 17 | Ellison’s bio a cutting-edge tale of resisting bias religious and racial   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Unequivocally a singular success, Congressional Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the more fascinating figures in contemporary politics...