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WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

Oct. 22 | Minnesota Lynx remain an exception                 Richard LapchickMSR file photo The WNBA, for the 10th straight report card, got high marks for its diversity efforts. This year’s Racial and Gender Report...

St. Paul native loves supporting Auggies volleyball

St. Paul native loves supporting Auggies volleyball

Oct. 22 |               This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.    During a volleyball match, Jennifer Jacobs’ eyes are affixed...

It’s a WILD WILD World Series!

It’s a WILD WILD World Series!

Oct. 22 | It’s San Francisco vs. Kansas City in the treasured fall classic — the 2014 World Series will have the most unlikely championship. With two wild card teams in the World Series, the most surprising situation has materialized. There are six divisions...

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Obama: “I’m da man up in here”

Oct. 20 | Obama is flexing his executive-power muscle, letting both Democrats and Republicans know he is the man up in the White House with what Obama calls the do-nothing Congress. The Democrats do not want to support Obama during an election year on his controversial...

No sophomore slump for these soccer players

No sophomore slump for these soccer players

Oct. 18 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer 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...

Is being ‘Black-ish’ also being homophobic-ish?

Is being ‘Black-ish’ also being homophobic-ish?

Oct. 18 | The second episode of ABC’s promising new comedy Black-ish left its LGBTQ viewership ”black and blue.” “It looks a little gay,” Pop (the grandfather played by Laurence Fishburne) casually told his son Dre — short for Andre — while he...

Ending child poverty would transform the nation

Ending child poverty would transform the nation

Oct. 17 | By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer Just-released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group, and children of color...

Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Addicted: Zane’s steamy bestseller made into moralizing, melodramatic soap opera

Oct. 17 |               I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m allowed to call a movie a “chick flick” anymore. But when I went to see Addicted, the only other guys in attendance...

Listen to your body and heed its warnings

Listen to your body and heed its warnings

Oct. 17 | Some unpleasant recent experiences  reminded me of my vulnerabilities When I opened my life to all of you in my past articles, I thought not much else could happen or be significant enough to write about. I must admit I was wrong on both accounts....

Trust essential in work with Black males

Trust essential in work with Black males

Oct. 17 | Treat every man as a whole person   By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer Kente Circle, a South Minneapolis mental health counseling center, offered a workshop on Friday, September 26 at Sabathani Community Center featuring Dr. A.J. Franklin from...