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All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

Aug. 7 |     The Minnesota Twins last week kicked off the team’s apparent year-long promotional blitz on their hosting of the 2014 All-Star Game. It is their third time being hosts at three different venues: the old and gone Metropolitan Stadium...

New college women’s basketball  rules adopted

New college women’s basketball rules adopted

Jul. 24 |     Not even a week after Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman unveiled her lengthy recommendations on improving women’s college basketball (see MSR’s July 17 “Another View”), the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee moved...

Novelty ‘bikini’ leagues another slap to real women athletes

Novelty ‘bikini’ leagues another slap to real women athletes

Jul. 10 |       Women’s sports, with very few exceptions, still elicit sexist, chauvinistic reactions from too many males, especially those media types who see female athletes as androgynous, titillating, sexy, or some circus clown act. We...

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Only Ones are common in the sport of baseball

Jun. 12 |       Baseball supposedly is the all-American game, but today it looks more like apartheid:  Whites watch a game mainly played by White players, while most of the Blacks at the ballpark are not fans but concession workers. It’s...

Twins’ Hicks more comfortable not batting leadoff — for now

Twins’ Hicks more comfortable not batting leadoff — for now

May. 15 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It’s not unusual that a rookie struggles early. However, a month and a half in the books, first-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder Aaron Hicks was “demoted.” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire is...

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...

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

When will MN’s ‘no Black workers need apply’ policy end?

Mar. 13 |   Who will monitor and enforce Black participation on the so-called ‘People’s Stadium’ project?     My concern is for the ending of the discrimination patterns and practices that prevent access for Black men and women to the opportunities...

Only certain changes for beleaguered Twins are fewer Blacks

Only certain changes for beleaguered Twins are fewer Blacks

Feb. 6 |     Baseball each year is like that groundhog that supposedly predicts how long winter will last. It reminds us of a welcome change of seasons ahead.   Spring training begins this week, which signals that the frigid weather hopefully soon...

Black IT pros give back

Black IT pros give back

Jan. 30 |     News Analysis By Jerry Freeman MSR Senior Editor   Irwin Sylvah (l) and Emmaly ManchanthasoukPhoto courtesy of BDPA   Lots of people talk about “giving back,” “reaching back,” “paying it forward,” all expressions...

‘No Black talent on the air’

‘No Black talent on the air’

Dec. 19 | White perspectives dominate local mainstream media   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Black voices are barely heard on local mainstream radio. It’s even worse in local sports radio. “There is no Black talent on the air in the Twin Cities...