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Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Bears smack Vikings to regain first place

Nov. 28 | CHICAGO — On a spectacular sun-splashed Sunday in my hometown of Chicago at historic Soldier Field, the Vikings had their bubble of expectation busted by the monsters of the Midway, the Chicago Bears — Bears 28, Vikings 10. It was more like a...

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

HBCU coaches tend to see athletes as students first

Nov. 21 |   The latest NCAA graduation rates report shows that overall Division I student-athletes graduate at 80 percent, but the oft-overlooked fact is that Black student-athletes graduate at least 20 percent lower than their White counterparts. Even...

Peterson proving he’s back in a big way!

Peterson proving he’s back in a big way!

Nov. 14 | Adrian Peterson Last January during the Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, many of the players in the game signed a giant get-well card to Adrian Peterson. Lou Lampson, a buddy to the stars, organized it. He knew Peterson’s dapper was down. It was intended...

Janis Lane-Ewart: Twin Cities’ only Black female station manager

Janis Lane-Ewart: Twin Cities’ only Black female station manager

Nov. 14 | KFAI expands audience though Somali-oriented programming, social media By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Music always has been a part of Janis Lane-Ewart’s life; rhythm and blues was the norm in her home while growing up in Chicago. Although her...

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Vikings bounce back, beat Cardinals 21-14

Oct. 24 |   Seven games into the 2012 season, the Vikings forged forward with a 21-14 hard-fought win over the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is now 5-2 and remained undefeated at home at 4-0. Sunday’s Mall of America Field sellout crowd of 61,068 was...

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

On crime, racism, and distrust of police

Aug. 29 |   “When you shoot somebody, that’s not the only person that you’re killing.”   — Nona Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, testifying after his death   I attended a neighborhood meeting on racism. Afterward I mentioned the comments...
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