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MLB All-Star Game: It’s more  than just a baseball game

MLB All-Star Game: It’s more than just a baseball game

Jul. 17 | Many exciting and interesting events and happenings took place prior to the annual MLB All-Star Game in addition to the midseason game itself, including encounters with lots of interesting folk. Here are just a few:   Mpls Convention Center, July...

2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game

2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game

Jul. 17 | Photos from the 2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game All photos by Onika Nicole Craven and Charles Hallman ...

Cost, lack of exposure factors in low Black volleyball participation

Cost, lack of exposure factors in low Black volleyball participation

Jul. 16 | This column continues the “Only One” series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.   The “Only One” roamed during the last week and a half throughout a maze-like layout inside the Minneapolis...

2014 MLB All-Star Game FanFest photos

2014 MLB All-Star Game FanFest photos

Jul. 14 | 2014 All-Star Game FanFest II All photos by Onika Nicole Craven and Charles Hallman ...

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 14 |   MLB All Star Diverse Business Partners Reception All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 13 | Items on display from the Negro Leagues exhibit at the 2014 FanFest All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

Images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 12 | Photos from the 2014 FanFest All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

All-Star starters

All-Star starters

Jul. 11 | For the millions of you Major League Baseball fans who did not pass on your patriotic duty to vote for your favorite 2014 All-Stars, the votes have been counted and the starters are: American League starters: first base, Miguel Cabrera, Detroit;...

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Jul. 10 |               Tony OlivaPhotos by Charles Hallman Julio Becquer and Tony Oliva, both Cuban-born, both migrated to the United States to play baseball. But if asked, both men quickly express their disappointment that...

Youth acquire wide range of skills at hoops camp

Youth acquire wide range of skills at hoops camp

Jul. 7 | Former University of Minnesota men’s basketball standout Clyde Turner recently had his annual basketball camp for youngsters ages 9-16 at the newly constructed Arlington Hills Recreation Center on St. Clyde Turner (top left) poses with participants...