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Organizing to unite the African world

Organizing to unite the African world

May. 22 | Omali Yeshitela discusses his work in ‘the ongoing struggle’   By Dwight Hobbes Staff Writer   The only thing more dangerous than the truth is someone committed to telling it with the courage of his or her convictions and without regard...

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

Conference celebrated legacy of Malcolm X

May. 21 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last weekend’s first-ever Malcolm X conference in the state was entirely devoted to the memory of the late civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1964. The first annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference,...

Black support essential to Detroit sports

Black support essential to Detroit sports

May. 20 | “Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit,” said the introduction to Grantland’s “Detroit Week” 14-article series published last month.  However, not a single Black person, neither a native Detroiter nor from...

Film provides students’ views  on standardized testing

Film provides students’ views on standardized testing

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The on-going national debate on standardized testing features a lengthy list of pros and cons. Proponents often cite the tests as “reliable and objective measures,” “inclusive and non-discriminatory,”...

EJHA report: People of color most vulnerable to toxic chemical disasters

EJHA report: People of color most vulnerable to toxic chemical disasters

May. 15 | They are ‘treated as if they are disposable human beings   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Blacks, Latinos and other people of color, and low-income residents are disapportionately in harm’s way if a worst-case factory disaster occurs. A...

Gopher softball heads for the top

Gopher softball heads for the top

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the MSR...

Black female strength coach a true rarity

Black female strength coach a true rarity

May. 3 | Conclusion of a two-part column   If it’s hard being a Black female coach in any sport, it’s more than likely harder still for a Black female strength coach. Mia Erickson of the Mayo Clinic Performance Center in Rochester, Minn. was the only...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

May. 2 |  Spring break trip field trip encouraged thoughts of college, attending HBCUs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over 40 Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) Black high school students, instead of spending spring break on a sunny beach,...

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A toxic waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, a predominantly Black community that “galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism,” was among the toxic dump sites featured in a recent...