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Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

Stollings makes all the right promises

Stollings makes all the right promises

Apr. 19 | Marlene Stollings last week became the 11th women’s basketball coach in Gopher history and the sixth head coach for the longest running beat reporter of U of M women’s hoops — yours truly. “Thank you for covering [us] for so long,” Stollings...

Women’s self-image

Women’s self-image

Apr. 18 | If a lot more women woke up one morning with a healthy self-image, have you any idea how many weight-watching companies would be broke by nightfall? And membership at get-slim health clubs would drop — drastically. On the upside, ice cream and...

A community meeting with the MN Department of Corrections Commissioner

A community meeting with the MN Department of Corrections Commissioner

Apr. 18 | Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom RoyPhoto from mn.gov       New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and Peace of Hope welcome the entire community and the Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy to a community meeting on...

What’s happening on Earth Day?

What’s happening on Earth Day?

Apr. 18 | This year, a focus on Green cities By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to...

I remember when the  community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

Apr. 18 |               First in a series   By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer On February 7 and 8 there was an African American history celebration held at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Lino Lakes. During...

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

Apr. 18 | Several weeks ago I was granted the enormous privilege to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as the guest of Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum. My invitation to this hallmark event was accorded to me through no distinction...

Black law-abiding citizens’ with guns: Why not?

Black law-abiding citizens’ with guns: Why not?

Apr. 18 |   I have been teaching a permit-to-carry-a-gun class as of the passing of the law in the state of Minnesota. Why is it that White people seem to respect my teaching the class, while many Blacks think that I am crazy, or intellectually challenged? I...

Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Apr. 17 | Keith studied Lesli across the restaurant table, watching the wind play with her hair, wondering just who this maniac was.  She sat there, eyes still filmed over, half-grinning, half-grimacing. He edged back far enough to not get smacked again and,...

Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Congratulations Kevin Ollie!

Apr. 17 | Congratulations University of Connecticut!   Kevin Ollie’s UConn (University of Connecticut) basketball team was crowned national champion Monday, April 7. They beat the University of Kentucky, 60-54. And how very special: UConn women...