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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...

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...