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Sports blogger Alana Glass sees clear future as a WNBA owner—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

Sports blogger Alana Glass sees clear future as a WNBA owner—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

  Sports blogger Alana Glass is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Photo by Onika Nicole Craven   Since graduating in 2002 from the University of Minnesota, Alana Glass has diligently mapped out a path that she hopes someday leads...

MN racial disparities in joblessness called shocking, alarming, bleak—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

MN racial disparities in joblessness called shocking, alarming, bleak—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

Nekima Levy-Pounds -Photos by Charles Hallman A 2010 Economic Policy Institute report pointed out that the Twin Cities’ Black unemployment rate is three times that of Whites — the highest Black-White jobless ratio in the nation. Last week the...

Of MVP contenders Augustus and Whalen, who most deserves the honor?—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

Of MVP contenders Augustus and Whalen, who most deserves the honor?—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

Seimone Augustus -Photo by Sophia Hantzes   While local reporters and others openly lobby for Lindsay Whalen as this year’s WNBA most valuable player, the MSR last week asked Chicago Sky Coach-General Manager Pokey Chatman her opinion on the...

Can Lynx win it all?—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

Can Lynx win it all?—By Charles Hallman Staff Writer

The Minnesota Lynx soon will be in unfamiliar territory — the post-season. They have home court advantage throughout this year’s WNBA playoffs, but it won’t mean squat unless the Lynx do take full advantage of it. “You’re measured by what...

Hoops odds and ends – By Charles Hallman

Hoops odds and ends – By Charles Hallman

    U of M 2011-’12 hoops season begins     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Gopher basketball officially begins this week: The women play this Friday afternoon at Arkansas and the men later that evening at home against...

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Where are the Black experts on women and sports?

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Where are the Black experts on women and sports?

  The University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is hosting the North American Society of Sport Sociology’s annual meeting November 3-6. In lieu of its annual fall lecture, the center hosted an all-day...

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Vikings stadium should require Community Benefits Agreement

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Vikings stadium should require Community Benefits Agreement

  I won’t waste time on whether the Minnesota Vikings’ longtime argument for a new football stadium is valid or not. Instead, I’ll share my thoughts that their latest scare tactics might backfire on them.   A gangster-like move took...

Another View, by Charles Hallman: Black voices at Lynx parade

Another View, by Charles Hallman: Black voices at Lynx parade

                  I always instinctively seek out Blacks and other people of color at big events because their thoughts and views are often overlooked by mainstream media. That’s how I worked last week’s...

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Lynx win!

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Lynx win!

Lynx fans show their love. Photo by Sophia Hantzes But dynasty talk is way premature WARNING — Those who have recently complained that I am too negative about the Minnesota Lynx or that I write too much about race, and who can’t stand honest non-bandwagon...

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Fans turn out to cheer on Lynx —  so spare us all the prompting

Another View, by Charles Hallman—Fans turn out to cheer on Lynx — so spare us all the prompting

By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Not since the 1995 NCAA Women’s Final Four championships, and not since the Minnesota Timberwolves played a couple of games in the 2004 Western Conference title series, has the downtown Minneapolis arena served as...