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Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ

Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ

Aug. 28 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   If only for a few hours, the city’s North Side and Minneapolis police recently worked together and had fun doing so. At least on that day, August 17, police officers walked among the mostly Black...

U of M loses ground in  athletics racial hiring  — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

U of M loses ground in athletics racial hiring — Already near the bottom, under Teague it’s getting worse

Aug. 28 |     Diversity in the University of Minnesota’s athletics administration is still a four-letter word: None. After Richard Lapchick’s annual “College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card” came out in July, we asked Gopher AD Norwood...

Two winning coaches with much in common

Two winning coaches with much in common

Aug. 28 |     GIOVAN JENKINS (Minneapolis Washburn) and SCOTT HOWELL (St. Paul Central) are two of the state’s most successful football coaches with plenty in common. Both were star players for the teams they now coach. Both went on to play at state...

Major League Baseball on the lookout  for Black talent

Major League Baseball on the lookout for Black talent

Aug. 28 |       According to the latest data, 20 percent of Major League Baseball (MLB) Central Office executives are Blacks or people of color. Three of them recently were in town during the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. Since...

Black & Single Blues, by Dwight Hobbes

Black & Single Blues, by Dwight Hobbes

Aug. 28 |     Life without Lesli was, any way you sliced it, a losing proposition. Sleep, forget about it. It took all the courage he had — frankly, not a lot — to lay on the bed where they’d made love. After the first few nights of tossing,...

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

This week’s Editorial cartoon, by Ed Fischer

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The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

The chief reaches out — Harteau meets with Black officers

Aug. 28 |     The last couple of months have been challenging for the administration of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. She is showing she can meet challenges and seek solutions. The incidents embarrassing to the department — in Apple Valley,...

Why I don’t call  the police

Why I don’t call the police

Aug. 28 |     In a Minneapolis Police Department squad car, this morning: crowded by claustrophobia-like cowardice on a battlefield, reflect on how one can do right and still go wrong. Years back, assaulted on the sidewalk. Call 911. Squad car comes....

We need a change

We need a change

Aug. 28 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding...

Rolling up our sleeves to take  on the achievement gap

Rolling up our sleeves to take on the achievement gap

Aug. 28 |     By Katrice Albert Guest Commentator   It’s not surprising to hear Minneapolis/St. Paul has one of the widest student education achievement gaps — between children of color and White children — in the United States. It’s...