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One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

Big Ten Network head talks about covering women’s sports

Big Ten Network head talks about covering women’s sports

Dec. 4 | During “Hockey Day in Minnesota” in October, announcing the first seasons of two new college hockey conferences, the MSR sat down with Big Ten Network (BTN) President Mark Silverman and talked about his network’s coverage of women’s sports. “You...

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Nov. 23 |   Movie Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It is sad to see how complacent we Black people have grown since the 1960s. The bourgeoisie blithely transitioned from a populace who once vowed “We Will Overcome” to a generation...

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Women take charge at Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Nov. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Women ruled at this year’s Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF) as several female produced and directed films and shorts were screened in September. “Anyone who takes the time and the courage to do this,...

Forklift driver/cook says hard work — not  welfare — saves families

Forklift driver/cook says hard work — not welfare — saves families

Oct. 17 | “Black people,” says Anthony Zeigler, “have always been in a recession. We just deal with it.” When life got tough, you simply hitched up your britches and kept stepping. “When it gets harder to find work, well, you just have to look harder,...

Successful Black businesses are open to criticism

Successful Black businesses are open to criticism

Oct. 10 | Tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs need mentoring opportunities today   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Though the number of Black-owned businesses in Minnesota has been on the rise over the past 20 years, many of them fail to make it past the five-year...

When it comes to health, place matters

When it comes to health, place matters

Oct. 9 | By Dr. Brian Smedley America’s Wire Writers Group    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is an achievement Americans can be proud of. Making sure that all our brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren have proper health insurance...

Browns upset Vikings 31-27!

Browns upset Vikings 31-27!

Sep. 25 | It was not supposed to end like this, not the final season of Vikings football at Mall of America Field (the Metrodome), which opened in 1982. The Cleveland Browns traded away their best player, running back Trent Richardson, mid-week to the Indianapolis...

History can move in two directions at once

History can move in two directions at once

Sep. 20 |             By Benjamin Todd Jealous Contributing Writer   In my time as an organizer, I have been guided by the words of many people, activists and authors, colleagues and friends. But the most powerful lesson...