A candid conversation with Nathaniel Khaliq Sometimes the term living legend simply fits. Point in case, Nathaniel A. Khaliq's life, career and legacy. The St. Paul native son has fought on the frontlines for civil rights longer than many of us have been alive with a sense of unstinting commitment to community. He served as president of the Board of Directors of the St. … [Read more...]
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March Madness is here at last. If the ever-present RPI, the usual strength-of-schedule measurement tool used to decide who ultimately gets in the NCAA tournament after automatic bids are locked in, it appears the bids of the five Big Ten schools — regular season champs Maryland and Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana — are assured regardless of what happens this … [Read more...]
Inspired by TV One’s Unsung series, this multi-part MSR series shines a well-deserved spotlight on individual or group accomplishments that unfortunately have been overlooked, or perhaps even “forgotten.” This week the spotlight is on veteran sports journalist Mark Gray. ESPN Radio last month celebrated its 25th year anniversary. It was launched on January 1, 1992 with 16 … [Read more...]
Evening keynote: Black Lives Matter: Connecting the movement’s platform to the civil rights and Black power movements Location: East Hall - Kryzsko Commons Jason Sole is an assistant professor at Metropolitan State University. He is a national keynote speaker and gang trainer, including serving as a national trainer for One Circle Foundation. Through his firm, Jason Sole … [Read more...]
News Analysis Marquita Butler, brand new to the Brooklyn Center City Council, seems less an elected politician than a committed community activist. “It was never an aspiration of mine to run for public office or make a career out of it,” says Butler. “I simply saw many things in my community that I would like to see changed and not enough of people that look … [Read more...]