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In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

NBA playoffs are coming

NBA playoffs are coming

Apr. 9 | It disappoints me greatly to say that the Timberwolves (38-38) have missed the playoffs again. After nine straight years in the NBA lottery, they were a lot better this year but not close to being good enough. The Western Conference again is loaded...

Playoffs for the Wolves?  Forget about it!

Playoffs for the Wolves? Forget about it!

Mar. 26 | The Timberwolves have already guaranteed themselves a better season than last year when they won just 31 games. Not many teams can say that in this town — not the Vikings, Twins, Gophers men’s basketball, Gophers women’ hockey. As for the Wild,...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

The great divide of income inequality: a domestic crisis on the world’s stage

Feb. 6 |             By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator   “Income inequality” has become the political buzzword of 2014. President Obama, most recently in last week’s State of the Union Address, has made it a central...

Web series addresses stereotypes about African Americans

Web series addresses stereotypes about African Americans

Dec. 2 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Angela Tucker two years ago pitched her series idea on challenging racial stereotypes of Blacks. The third season of Black Folk Don’t premiered December 2 on BlackPublicMedia.org, the National...

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Sep. 20 |               The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the closing scene of the series finale together sang, “It’s a long, long way to Tipperary.” To initially begin our WNBA playoffs discussion, we note that...

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

It’s Heat vs. Spurs  in NBA finals

It’s Heat vs. Spurs in NBA finals

Jun. 5 |     Thursday, June 6 the  begin in Miami for the third-straight year. The Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference and will play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy against the San Antonio Spurs. Miami was pushed to the limit a seventh and...