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Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Police unions turn to Republicans for help

Mar. 7 |     Rybak administration and Civil Rights Department blindsided   One wonders how long it took the Rybak administration to realize the powerful Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis had turned to the Republican majority in the Minnesota...

The life of  Sally Fitzgerald

The life of Sally Fitzgerald

Mar. 7 |     Pardon me if I’m not walking straight these days for the first time in my life. I understand now what pain my sons have been going through since April 2003. Ms. Sally Fitzgerald, 78, my beloved mother, died February 22 during Black...

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Feb. 8 |     The ugliness during the Republican primary in Florida provided us a front-row seat in the arena of negative electioneering that has become a hallmark of the 2012 Republican campaign. To say it has been uglier in the past doesn’t excuse...

Larry Fitzgerald covers Super Bowl XLVI — his 32nd

Larry Fitzgerald covers Super Bowl XLVI — his 32nd

Feb. 8 | Larry Fitzgerald as guest speaker at his 32nd Super Bowl Photo by Tak Makita   INDIANAPOLIS — While attending Indiana State University as a football star back in the late ’70s, I never thought in my wildest dreams, while majoring in radio-TV...

The road to re-election—The president’s State of the Union message

The road to re-election—The president’s State of the Union message

Feb. 1 |       The president’s “A Blueprint for an America Built to Last” State of the Union speech, on January 24, 2012, was a brilliant send-off for 2012 voters. The president, well prepared, vision clear, broad and inclusive, offered...

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

Jan. 25 | But they were not, nor do Black athletes or  Black colleges share in the sport wealth   A week ago, tens of millions of Americans (with millions more around the world) tuned into the NCAA BCS national championship football game, played at the...

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

Jan. 18 |     When Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) Chief Alex Jackson announced his retirement two weeks ago, it was not necessarily surprising to us in this corner. We saw it coming as far back as April 2010 in the rush to judgment over the April...

We still need help here!

We still need help here!

Jan. 11 | African American children continue to die, and with them our spirits   On Christmas day, December 25, 2011, three-year-old Terrell Mayes, Jr. enjoyed Christmas and the love and warmth of his family. By the late evening of December 26, Terrell...

Vikings done, NFL  Second Season begins

Vikings done, NFL Second Season begins

Jan. 4 |     PHOENIX — It’s over. The worst season of Vikings football since 1984 has come to an end, 17-13 to the Chicago Bears. Back in 1961 when it all started for the Vikings in Minnesota, they beat George Hallas and the Chicago Bears. Well,...

Belated recognition of Augustus surprised no one here

Belated recognition of Augustus surprised no one here

Jan. 4 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Seimone Augustus last week became the first Black female and the third Black athlete to be named the Minneapolis daily newspaper’s annual sportsperson of the year since the recognition began in 1998. The...