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Mayors pledge racial equity

Mayors pledge racial equity

Aug. 14 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Twin Cities could be the nation’s best example for racial equity — so pledge the mayors of the state’s two largest municipalities. In welcoming the estimated 500-plus attendees at the August 5-6 “Convening...

Black aces remember how it was

Black aces remember how it was

Aug. 13 | A major league pitcher today, even if he barely completes the minimum five innings, pitches a “quality start.” “Back in our day,” says Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who pitched four of his 14 big-league seasons (1958-1971) for the Minnesota Twins...

Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Aug. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Although Lee Jordan has been working on it for some time now, the local filmmaker’s recent meeting with a local film group virtually has confirmed that his preliminary plans for a documentary on Juneteenth...

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Girls hoopin’ in the hood

Aug. 8 | Finally, an urban girls’ summer league…               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The basketballs are bouncing inside the Farview Park gym, which in itself isn’t surprising at the always-in-use city...

Money blocks low-income children from a good education

Money blocks low-income children from a good education

Aug. 7 | Marquette University professor says some charter schools need to close   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   All schools, including charter schools, must do a better job teaching our children, stated Marquette University Professor Howard...

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Aug. 7 | Soccer, a sport mainly played with no hands, elicits strong emotions among its players and the fans that follow it. Sometimes these emotions are gutter-like, such as several “high-profile” racist incidents that have occurred in recent years. “I...

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Remembering Lillian Anderson, Minneapolis’ first civil rights director

Aug. 3 | Longtime friend Josie Johnson offers tribute to ‘a tough sister’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Asked which adjectives she’d use to describe Minneapolis’ first civil rights director Rev. Lillian D. Anthony, her longtime friend...

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Great WNBA games most worthy of sports talk

Aug. 2 | Atlanta Assistant Coach Karleen ThompsonPhoto by Charles Hallman   To politely say I’m tired of the Kevin Love talk is understating it. First, he pulls out of an MLB celebrity softball game under the guise that he might have been booed, since...

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Ageism, sexism, racism: trouble at Fox

Aug. 1 | I usually don’t put much stock in or give much attention to sideline reporters, who I firmly believe are simply a made-for-TV creation that serves more the reporter than conveying any meaningful information to the viewer. Nonetheless, what happened...

NASCAR internships create a ‘multicultural pipeline’ to the racing industry

NASCAR internships create a ‘multicultural pipeline’ to the racing industry

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer For nearly 15 years, NASCAR selects college students each summer for its diversity internship program, which intends “to expose multicultural college students to employment opportunities” in a sport that has historically...