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Godzilla strikes again

Godzilla strikes again

Aug. 27 | Godzilla, a “radiation-mutated creature” who has been the star of several Japanese-based movies since the mid-1950s, typically stomps its way around smashing things until it is finally subdued. A real-life Godzilla earlier this month got even...

McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

McNair Scholars a pipeline for people of color into STEM graduate studies

Aug. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Eighteen students from the Twin Cities and Duluth University of Minnesota campuses, Carleton College, and Macalester College this summer participated in research projects in hopes to convince them to pursue graduate...

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

Aug. 22 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2014 WNBA playoffs officially begin Thursday: Minnesota hosts San Antonio in game one of the best-of-three first-round series. But actually, the regular season’s...

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...