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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...

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Normandale appoints third Black woman to lead a Minnesota college

Jul. 4 | New president says she tries to ‘leave a legacy, no matter how small’   By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Nearly a quarter of U.S. college presidents are women, but according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)...

WNBA rookie report

WNBA rookie report

Jul. 3 | A rookie’s first year as a professional athlete mostly is an up-and-down experience. The usual adjustments normally include no longer being a regular and now fighting for meaningful minutes. Asia Taylor, who started every game for Louisville in...

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

North Mpls targeted for new early learning center

Jul. 2 | Partnerships formed to better prepare more kids for kindergarten  By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer  Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and University of Minnesota officials point out that additional slots for early childhood learning, especially...

My day at Fenway

My day at Fenway

Jun. 26 | This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene.    BOSTON — Prior to taking my third-row seat as the only Black reporter at the opener of last week’s Minnesota-Boston...

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

When a crisis strikes, the poor are most vulnerable

Jun. 25 | Emergency preparedness means planning to be on your own for at least 72 hours   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Conclusion of a  two-part story   Emergencies of any kind, natural or manmade, are unpredictable and can occur at any time....