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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...

Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

May. 4 | February 12, 1920 — April 18, 2014 Bertha Mae Johnson Smith passed away peacefully at the golden age of 94 on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Bertha was the first African American school teacher in the Minneapolis Public School District. She was a...

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

College hoops still stuck on gender equity, racial diversity

Nov. 8 | But there appears to be agreement on rule changes                    College basketball is now off and running.  Here are a couple of the least-discussed story lines:   Gender inequity in sports reigns...

College football games aren’t cheap, either

College football games aren’t cheap, either

Oct. 2 | Last week we looked at the high cost of attending a Vikings game, but is attending college football games significantly cheaper than pro football games? To quote Les McCann and Eddie Harris — compared to what? Using again Team Marketing Report’s...

State bill aims for athletic concussion protection, prevention

State bill aims for athletic concussion protection, prevention

Sep. 5 | Law would set standards for head injury care, education for student-athletes and those who work with them   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer (Originally published May 5, 2011 in the MSR) A bill that would establish education and return-to-play...

Book explores, honors powerful African American women

Book explores, honors powerful African American women

Nov. 14 | It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to predict Lakesia D. Johnson’s Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman (Baylor University Press) is headed for sustained popularity. It may take a minute, since college publishers don’t have the...