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When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Mar. 6 |     Sometime in late March of 2013, an African American construction trade association, Gentlemen of the Round Table, will be looking forward to its meeting with the Sports Facilities Authority to present its members’ credentials qualifying...

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...

Decision announcement days:  January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Decision announcement days: January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Jan. 16 | Sports Facility Authority and the Minnesota Vikings   Will the “Stadium Powers” (Minnesota Legislature, Minneapolis City Council, Vikings, NFL and the Minnesota Facilities Sports Authority that oversees the stadium construction project),...

The abuse of Black children in MN’s education system — Highlighting the Mpls. and Bloomington districts

The abuse of Black children in MN’s education system — Highlighting the Mpls. and Bloomington districts

Jan. 9 |     Thurgood Marshall wrote: “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody — a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns — bent down and helped us pick up our...

The Vikings Stadium: a historic  reckoning point in its history  regarding the equity plan

The Vikings Stadium: a historic reckoning point in its history regarding the equity plan

Jan. 2 |  Vikings Stadium legislation called for an equity plan outlining Black participation in construction contracts and workers. Its absence is the story of continued injustice, discrimination, and official sneering at the idea of Black participation. This...

A historical presidential election

A historical presidential election

Oct. 31 | This nation’s voters face a historic decision November 6, 2012: choosing between two Harvard graduates, both good, admirable family men, each with similar visions but clear differences on how to meet them. Given the improvement trend in the economy,...

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Oct. 24 |   Seven games into the 2012 season, the Vikings forged forward with a 21-14 hard-fought win over the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is now 5-2 and remained undefeated at home at 4-0. Sunday’s Mall of America Field sellout crowd of 61,068 was...

Vikings stadium officials promise  32 percent diversity hiring!

Vikings stadium officials promise 32 percent diversity hiring!

Oct. 17 | But no one seems to have a copy of the equity plan      At a small, special meeting I attended at the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Wednesday, October 10 that included MSFA Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and Executive Director...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Oct. 10 | Force of contract law needed to ensure Black contractors/workers for stadium     Action: $34 million contract awarded September 28, 2012, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (FSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings, their largest stadium...