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Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Mar. 19 | Enroll now or wait until October to get health insurance   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Open enrollment for health coverage through MNsure ends March 31. According to officials, enrollment has increased 54 percent — about 56,000...

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies,  procedures on race equity

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies, procedures on race equity

Mar. 19 | Community members encouraged to participate and be heard     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) officials have announced that all future district policies, practices, programs and procedures, as well as the...

March graduation rate madness

March graduation rate madness

Mar. 19 |     A quick prediction for this year’s NCAAs — Black male basketball players’ graduation rates will remain virtually unchanged. While nearly everyone is filling out their brackets, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)...

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

NCAA shot still pending for Gophers women (updated)

Mar. 13 |   INDIANAPOLIS — The waiting game is now underway. Minnesota (20-12) is .500 (1-1) thus far this post season. The women’s basketball team will know this Monday whether or not their proverbial “body of work” has earned them their first...

A challenge to Black churches: ‘Break down walls’   that divide our community

A challenge to Black churches: ‘Break down walls’ that divide our community

Mar. 12 | A St. Paul reverend calls on the faithful to tackle worldly problems   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Black church must be more vocal on current local and national issues, says a local cleric. During a February 16 joint celebration service...

City’s ‘Vision, Values, Goals  & Strategic Directions’ open to public comment

City’s ‘Vision, Values, Goals & Strategic Directions’ open to public comment

Mar. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The public has until March 14 to submit comments on the City of Minneapolis’ proposed “Vision, Values, Goals & Strategic Directions” plan. If adopted — the City Council hopes to vote on it March 26...

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Mar. 11 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer According to Nielsen, Blacks watch almost 40 percent more television than any other group. As a result, Black-themed sitcoms and reality shows seemingly are now hot properties on cable. But not on just...

Nielsen report reveals racial divide  in sports media viewership

Nielsen report reveals racial divide in sports media viewership

Mar. 6 | Blacks, Latinos and Asians on average spent more time visiting sports sites on the computer and watching sports videos on the computer last year than the U.S. average, says a new Nielsen report. Nielsen’s 2013 Year in Sports Media Report found that...

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

President Obama visits St. Paul to promote transportation budget

Mar. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Reportedly Barack Obama’s approval rating in Minnesota is at its lowest since he became president over five years ago. But based on the loud, enthusiastic reception he received last week during a stop in St....

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Fostering the ‘female warrior’ in sports

Mar. 5 | Athletics experts on nurturing strength in women and girls   I have seen over the years some athletes so mentally tough they would run through a wall when asked, get up, dust themselves off and repeat the feat. I’ve also seen some athletes...