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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Feb. 12 |   Ray Covington Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188 The 2nd Annual Minneapolis  One-Minute Play Festival Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16,...

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

In a chilly Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s Seahawks  vs. Broncos

In a chilly Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s Seahawks vs. Broncos

Jan. 29 | HONOLULU — The first-ever non-conference Pro Bowl number 34 in Hawaii was won by Team Rice 22-21 in the lowest scoring Pro Bowl since 2006 when defense took center stage. The game was played in a steady rain in 70-degree temperatures. Because of...

Alarming ‘retirement racial divide’ could  leave millions of Black elders at risk

Alarming ‘retirement racial divide’ could leave millions of Black elders at risk

Jan. 22 | AARP pushes for state retirement savings plan to bridge the gap By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Are working-age Blacks and other people of color preparing themselves for retirement? A new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS)...

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

My Country ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future

Jan. 17 | Ellison’s bio a cutting-edge tale of resisting bias religious and racial   By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Unequivocally a singular success, Congressional Rep. Keith Ellison is one of the more fascinating figures in contemporary politics...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

New mayor challenges Mpls to unite across  racial, cultural boundaries

New mayor challenges Mpls to unite across racial, cultural boundaries

Jan. 10 | Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, during her inaugural address Monday morning in the rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall, spoke of three major goals to help make Minneapolis more than just a great city: growing the city, running it well, and eliminating...

No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

No heavyweights in ‘Friday Night Fights’

Jan. 8 | But the smaller guys put on a good show   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Downtown Minneapolis was the site where ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” made its season debut last week. “This city has a lot of boxing history,” said Warriors...

Johnson coming on strong — again

Johnson coming on strong — again

Jan. 8 | As usual, the favorites to contend for the St. Paul City boys’ basketball title are defending champion Johnson and rival St. Paul Central. (By press time, the teams had already met in the first of two contests.) Challenging them are Como Park and...

Few acting roles for Black females

Few acting roles for Black females

Jan. 5 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Final installment of a four-part series 12 Years a Slave made five out of nine top-10 films of 2013 lists by movie critics, and Fruitvale Station made two such lists; these two movies featured Black...