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Posts tagged with "Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority"

A reappointment that is a mistake

A reappointment that is a mistake

Feb. 19 | Velma Korbel to again head Dept. of Civil Rights   Velma Korbel’s reappointment by newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges to continue as Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) director is a huge mistake that nonetheless exposes the city culture...

Significant economic surge for the Black community by Sports Authority?

Significant economic surge for the Black community by Sports Authority?

Feb. 12 | Or manipulation of numbers to conceal few Black workers?   A week ago, at the meeting of the Stadium Equity Committee, created by the stadium authorizing legislation, Alex Tittle, director of equity for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)...

NAACP activates legal strategy

NAACP activates legal strategy

Jan. 29 |             Local branch joins Doug Mann in Sports Authority law suit   One of the traditional strengths of the NAACP movement has been its shrewd planning for taking legal action against those violating rights...

Hallelujah: the project begins

Hallelujah: the project begins

Dec. 11 | Constructing the new Peoples’ Stadium   Hallelujah! The great occasion of the beginning of construction preparedness and building of the Peoples’ Stadium arrived: December 2, 2013. “Mission accomplished” or another December day in...

Mr. Bellecourt is right!

Mr. Bellecourt is right!

Nov. 6 | ‘Redskins’ controversy heats up again   This column identifies with, respects and supports Clyde Bellecourt’s request to NFL, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, don’t use “Redskins,” even if the NFL does. We...

Will Blacks finally get a fair share of work on this stadium?

Will Blacks finally get a fair share of work on this stadium?

Feb. 20 | Chair of stadium authority raises serious questions about past inclusion   Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), who oversees design and construction of the Vikings’ “People’s Stadium,”...

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Jan. 30 |   The push-Black-Americans-in-football-to-the-back-of-the-bus games have begun, raising “Blacks need not apply” signs not only for stadium construction jobs but also NFL team head-coaching jobs. This is not about quotas. It is about statistical...

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to  legislature

Sports Authority Legislative Report, with Unequal Equity Plan, sent to legislature

Jan. 23 | It is an unintended but very real sad irony of history that on the birth date of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, the Vikings, the NFL, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) sent its first annual report to the state legislature...

Vikings stadium officials promise  32 percent diversity hiring!

Vikings stadium officials promise 32 percent diversity hiring!

Oct. 17 | But no one seems to have a copy of the equity plan      At a small, special meeting I attended at the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Wednesday, October 10 that included MSFA Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and Executive Director...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Oct. 10 | Force of contract law needed to ensure Black contractors/workers for stadium     Action: $34 million contract awarded September 28, 2012, by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (FSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings, their largest stadium...