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2014 All-Star Classic lineup

2014 All-Star Classic lineup

May. 7 | According to DEREK REUBEN, director of the Inner City All-Star Classic, the rosters are set for the annual boys’ and girls’ basketball contests featuring the metro area’s top seniors. Reuben, who was named the state’s Mr. Basketball after...

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,...

Virtual companies tackle real issues

Virtual companies tackle real issues

Apr. 3 | Entrepreneur promotes recycling, launches mobile app business   By Judith Hence Contributing Writer Angela Harmon is a publisher and mobile marketing entrepreneur. She is an ambitious individual, committed to the health and ecological well-being...

Bad religion and Arizona

Bad religion and Arizona

Mar. 5 | The sign read “No religion should be for discrimination.” That about sums up my feeling about the proposed Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays because it’s against their religious beliefs. It was vetoed...

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states  opting out of Affordable Care Act

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states opting out of Affordable Care Act

Jan. 9 | By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer   As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would...

New U of M hire advocates for students

New U of M hire advocates for students

Jan. 2 | Student Affairs Vice Provost challenges Black students to use their voice on campus   First of a two-part story By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The MSR first met Danita Brown Young at a Gopher football game this fall, just a few months...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

Oct. 30 |               By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator In 1777, slavery was abolished and with that the slavery codes became stagnant. Slave owners who fought against the abolition of slavery were athirst for a turnabout...

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Local media personalities migrate south to warmer climes

Apr. 24 | Henry LakeMSR file photo   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Two local radio personalities recently left town, and both are now entertaining audiences in their new locales. Former KMOJ midday host Georgia Ellyse — “Miss Georgia” —...

Film dramatizes true story of Southern injustice —The Lena Baker Story recalls tragic life, death of woman in Jim Crow era

Film dramatizes true story of Southern injustice —The Lena Baker Story recalls tragic life, death of woman in Jim Crow era

Jan. 5 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Tichina Arnold plays the title role in The Lena Baker Story, about a Georgia woman tried for killing her White employer. Baker (l) was the only woman to be executed by electrocution in Georgia. As a young girl in the...
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