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AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

Jul. 26 |   Satire is sometimes the best way for a writer to make a point, especially on topics that are simply so foolish as to invite a little constructive ridicule. Such is the case for the following commentary by MSR’s editor-in-chief. It originates...

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Jul. 25 | PHOENIX — The WNBA All-Star Game annually is snubbed by sports fans and sports media alike. Last Saturday’s contest here unfortunately remains only a summertime favorite for those of us who do care. It was his first-ever All-Star Game, Earl Malloy...

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos

2014 WNBA All-Star game photos

Jul. 25 | Photos from the 2014 WNBA All-Star game All photos by Charles Hallman ...

Ten basic no-cost or low-cost ways to stay cool, save energy, reduce emissions 

Ten basic no-cost or low-cost ways to stay cool, save energy, reduce emissions 

Jul. 25 | As we enter the hot days of summer with temperatures over 90 degrees, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources reminds consumers of some simple no-cost or low-cost energy-saving tips to help keep cool, conserve energy, and...

Natural hair curlfriend gone rouge

Natural hair curlfriend gone rouge

Jul. 25 | On June 13, 2014 a young lady named Jasmine Toliver, who has natural hair, decided to create a petition with the Change.org page asking Beyonce and Jay-Z to comb their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. The petition reads: “As a woman...

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

Jul. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) now has in place their new office that will specifically look at Black male student achievement. Michael Walker, a longtime district employee and most recently Roosevelt High...

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Jul. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and five other congressional Democrats last week sent a letter to both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration “to...

East narrowly gets overtime win

East narrowly gets overtime win

Jul. 24 | PHOENIX — Again the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx were well represented at the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game, this time by league-leading scorer Maya Moore, veteran guard Lindsay Whalen, and injured star Seimone Augustus. The Lynx coaching staff headed...

Calling speech dialect ‘ignorant’  blocks Black learning

Calling speech dialect ‘ignorant’ blocks Black learning

Jul. 24 | Black children are harmed in first through seventh grades when language formed by listening to loved ones and community and their identity is said to be wrong by teachers. Black children develop this cognitive monitoring of speech. This makes Black...

Keith decides things could be worse

Keith decides things could be worse

Jul. 24 | Right now, Lesli had raised something else to deal with. “Would you like,” he asked, “to tell me about this your-mother’s-not-going-to-like-me business?” Turned out this was not something to which Lesli had looked forward. Since Mari,...