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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...

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

Jul. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) now has in place their new office that will specifically look at Black male student achievement. Michael Walker, a longtime district employee and most recently Roosevelt High...

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Ellison proposes friendship societies

Jul. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and five other congressional Democrats last week sent a letter to both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration “to...

Visiting Africans prepare to  become ‘transformative leaders’

Visiting Africans prepare to become ‘transformative leaders’

Jul. 23 | Representing 18 countries, they say they are learning the most from each other.   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs this summer hosted 25 young African professionals in its first...

Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Jul. 18 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She won’t let on where her rehabilitation stands on a scale of 10. The only thing Monica Wright would report that she’s getting there. Monica WrightPhoto by Sophia Hantzes “In my mind, I’m a 10,” the...

Tell Me More axed by NPR

Tell Me More axed by NPR

Jul. 17 | Yet another program by/for people of color bites the dust on public radio   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Tell Me More, the National Public Radio (NPR) multicultural daily newsmagazine, will leave the air August 1 after seven...

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...

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...

Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Atlanta Boom foil the myth that Black girls don’t play volleyball

Jul. 9 | Their message to local Black females: ‘Get out there and try’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Historically for many Blacks, volleyball is often seen as a too-costly country-club sport. Therefore, it’s unusual, especially in this...

Radio veteran continues career at The Current

Radio veteran continues career at The Current

Jul. 8 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Derrick Stevens was born in New York and was ‘weaned’ on radio. It was listening to the late legendary DJ Frankie Crocker (1937-2000), who pioneered the “urban contemporary” music format back in the 1970s...