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Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Roberto Clemente’s family keeps his legend alive

Sep. 11 | The surviving members of the Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson families respectively are regularly introduced as baseball royalty. It’s rightly deserved. “It is recognition of our parents,” says Luis Roberto Clemente, one of Roberto and Vera’s...

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

Twins’ 2014 season opens

Twins’ 2014 season opens

Apr. 2 |               Terry Ryan Can Major League Baseball’s new instant replay system stretch baseball games even longer? “I don’t think it will extend the game,” believes Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire,...

Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Can we talk? The N-Word has got to go!

Mar. 5 | I’ve written hundreds of columns over the years but never about the N-Word. It is a term that makes my temperature rise and my skin boil. First of all, we should not be having this open discussion or debate. But the N-Word won’t go away, primarily...

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Understanding and avoiding John Henryism

Jul. 24 | Have you ever put 110 percent effort in at work or into a project? Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you worked, it was not enough? Have you ever felt the need to work harder than normal and still not get the credit or respect for your work?...

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Being ‘the Only One’ can render one invisible

Jun. 5 |       The little boy in the 1974 movie Claudine told James Earl Jones’ character that he wanted to be invisible. When asked why, the frustrated youngest son of Diahann Carroll’s character simply replied that since his older siblings...

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

Apr. 17 |     A movie review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Were baseball, back in 1947, the boring, high-priced waste of time and money it is today, you’d have to wonder why Jackie Robinson went to the trouble. In those days, though,...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Apr. 10 |     The Music   Beenie Man Fri., Apr. 12, 10 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist and self-proclaimed “King of Dancehall.”           Fatoumata...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Apr. 3 |   The Music   Rahsaan Patterson Thurs., Apr. 4, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • With a sound that evokes comparison to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Prince,...