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North High coach shows true commitment

North High coach shows true commitment

Nov. 19 |               By Kenneth Foxworth Contributing Writer   The recent events happening in Ferguson, Missouri are a reminder of why we see policeman in a negative way. But here locally we are able see and know...

Are Cardinals NFL’s best team?

Are Cardinals NFL’s best team?

Nov. 19 |               GLENDALE. AZ — Super Bowl XLIX is set for University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday, February 1, 2015, and right now, after 10 weeks, the Arizona Cardinals are on target to do what no team has ever...

Big Ten expansion brings new challenges to women’s hoops

Big Ten expansion brings new challenges to women’s hoops

Nov. 15 | Big Ten women’s basketball — not football — has been the most impacted sport ever since the conference first expanded in 1990. First, it was Penn State, then Nebraska in 2011, and now Maryland and Rutgers, who this summer officially became...

Nothing funny about harassment of  women in person or in social media

Nothing funny about harassment of women in person or in social media

Nov. 14 |   If something sexist is said about a White woman, it’s breaking news. But when the same happens to a Black female, the silence sadly is deafening. Six tweets were sent last week by Artie Lange, supposedly a comedian, about ESPN’s First Take...

What to do with Adrian Peterson?

What to do with Adrian Peterson?

Nov. 12 | Last week on Election Day, Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, ending the controversial child abuse case against him involving his four-year-old son. Peterson had been indicted by a Montgomery, Texas grand jury on a single felony...

In hockey, diversity talk is still just that — talk

In hockey, diversity talk is still just that — talk

Nov. 8 |                 This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.    Josh FentonPhoto by Charles Hallman It’s year two...

North going to state

North going to state

Nov. 7 | Coach inducted into Hall of Fame               It was quite the weekend for North High School in Minneapolis. The football team improved to 11-0 by defeating Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 40-13 to capture the Class...

Overshadowed pioneers in women coaching men

Overshadowed pioneers in women coaching men

Nov. 6 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Becky Hammon last week began her first season as a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach. Sadly, not mentioned or oft-overlooked is the fact that two Black women, Stephanie Ready and Bernadette Mattox, earlier paved the...

Big changes underway for college sports

Big changes underway for college sports

Nov. 5 | At present, little is certain except uncertainty   College sport as we now know it is being dragged into the 21st century through numerous legal challenges. The latest occurred last week when a University of Wisconsin player joined a lawsuit...

North, Central both one game away from state playoffs

North, Central both one game away from state playoffs

Nov. 3 | It was quite the Saturday for St. Paul Central and Minneapolis North as they inched closer to qualifying for the state football playoffs. Quarterback Tyler Johnson passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 385 yards and four more scores,...