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Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Mayor-elect looks ahead to new job: ‘I’m very, very excited’

Dec. 18 | First order of business: addressing the racial achievement gap   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Betsy Hodges remarked last week that she doesn’t recall ever before meeting in the small den-like room on the third floor of City Hall....

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

Dec. 16 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The first of a four-part series that takes a look at Black women in the movie industry   Go For Sisters, a John Sayles movie, made its local debut in Minneapolis December 13 at Landmark Theatres’...

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

Event Photos

Event Photos

Dec. 9 | Here are photos from the latest Sister Spokesman event! December 2013 Shopping Extravaganza ...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

African Americans in the Twin Cities co-op movement

Nov. 27 | By LaDonna Redmond Contributing Writer     “There were two African American owned co-ops in the Twin Cities,” according to Gary Cunningham, former staff of the old Bryant-Central co-op. Gary’s uncle, Moe Burton, was the energy behind...

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Nov. 20 |       Now that “The Streak” is snapped, will it be truly recognized as a historic feat?  Minnesota’s 62-game women’s hockey win streak ended with a 3-2 loss Sunday against North Dakota. The Gophers hadn’t lost a game since...

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Former mayor to mayor-elect: Get public support for a change agenda

Nov. 20 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis in a few weeks will see a new mayor and several new faces on the city council. Betsy Hodges was elected the city’s first White female mayor, and the election also achieved three other “firsts”...