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We did it again! — Ninth annual Carol Fitzgerald Fund announces grant winners

We did it again! — Ninth annual Carol Fitzgerald Fund announces grant winners

Apr. 17 |       Ten years ago on April 10, 2003, we lost a great woman, Carol Fitzgerald. Thanks to great support from our community locally and nationally, we continue her work. With major spending cuts across the United States in funding the...

ESPN extends deal with WNBA; financial details kept $ecret

ESPN extends deal with WNBA; financial details kept $ecret

Apr. 10 |     Two big changes were recently announced by the WNBA: an extension of its current deal with ESPN for six years, and a new logo was unveiled. “This new extension,” proclaimed ESPN President John Skipper at the March 28 press conference...

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Feb. 27 | The Shadow League.com is an online site that features Black writers who provide in-depth articles. It provides “engaging, insightful and entertaining coverage of the intersection of sports, pop culture and Kevin Clinkscales race” from a diverse...

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Feb. 27 | The Shadow League.com is an online site that features Black writers who provide in-depth articles. It provides “engaging, insightful and entertaining coverage of the intersection of sports, pop culture and race” from a diverse perspective.   Comparable...

Check out the pics

Check out the pics

Jan. 23 | With Johnson and Central playing for St. Paul City Conference bragging rights in boys’ basketball (at the time of this publication), here are some boys’ basketball pictures from this season and one from the past, along with the following descriptions: 1....

Resolved: to pop ‘information bubbles’  whenever possible in 2013

Resolved: to pop ‘information bubbles’ whenever possible in 2013

Jan. 2 | National columnist Jason Whitlock coined a term for a certain phenomenon back in October. This phenomenon was seen and heard endlessly during the presidential campaign and throughout out President Obama’s first term: claims that he’s not a real...

Minnesota Timberwolves:  The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Minnesota Timberwolves: The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Dec. 5 |   Director of basketball operations counts coaching staff as front-office staff to claim diversity  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The National Basketball Association for years has been graded as “the most racially diverse group...

Use of college players’ likenesses under court scrutiny

Use of college players’ likenesses under court scrutiny

Nov. 7 |  Class-action suit could affect larger issue of athlete exploitation By Charles Hallman Staff Writer An anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA to compensate former and present college athletes for using their likenesses without Ramogi HumaPhoto courtesy...

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

Oct. 17 |   It was “a terrific summer for women’s sports,” proclaimed WNBA President Laurel Richie in her second “State of the League” address on Sunday prior to the first game of the 2012 Finals. From Title IX’s 40-year celebration to the...

Richie’s ‘rookie’ year as WNBA pres  brings progress

Richie’s ‘rookie’ year as WNBA pres brings progress

Jun. 6 |     Under Laurel Richie’s leadership after being named WNBA president in 2011, a national cell phone company signed a multiyear deal and became the first league-wide marquee partner — one of eight new corporate marketing partnerships. “We...