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Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Nov. 13 | Activists say R-word and N-word equally offensive   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Advocates who consider the Washington professional football team nickname racist and offensive believe that change eventually will come, but not without constant...

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...

Vikings are Giant disappointment!

Vikings are Giant disappointment!

Oct. 23 | ESPN could not be happy with Monday Night’s game, two teams going nowhere with one win and 10 losses combined between them. They delivered the type of performance undeserving of prime time. Or Broadway. Or the National Football League and fans...

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Watkins eased into coaching for Twins

Oct. 11 |  Tommy Watkins is one of two Black coaches in the Minnesota Twins farm system.  After his season at Single-A Cedar Rapids concluded in September, he was called to join the major league team’s coaching staff for the remainder of the season. “I...

Vikings in bold move sign QB Freeman

Vikings in bold move sign QB Freeman

Oct. 9 | Third-year quarterback Christian Ponder will no longer be treated with kid gloves. Last year Joe Webb was his backup; this year the Vikings in the off season signed veteran QB Matt Cassel as his backup. Last week, in a surprise move, the Tampa Bay...

London Vikings game a ‘hook’ to plug  state business, tourism

London Vikings game a ‘hook’ to plug state business, tourism

Oct. 9 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Meet Minneapolis Executive Director Melvin Tennant was a member of the 24-person delegation that traveled to London for the September 29 Minnesota-Pittsburgh football game. But he was there for more than watching...

More Vikings impressions

More Vikings impressions

Sep. 30 |     According to an inside source, I wouldn’t be too far off when I said to them that there were more Black workers than Black fans at Sunday’s Minnesota-Cleveland football game at the Metrodome. A three-year Black female stadium worker...

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Vikings’ latest loss comes at high cost — for the team and fans

Sep. 25 |                   Maalik Harut (r) of Minneapolis spent “about $200 bucks” on last Sunday’s Vikings game with his two sons and a family friend.Photos by Charles Hallman This reporter normally people...

Tensions divide stadium partners

Tensions divide stadium partners

Sep. 4 | Vikings and MSFA at odds   Is there a future for reconciliation between two partners who thought they had the world at their fingertips just a year ago, when in August of 2012 it was like a love fest, as the Vikings (Wilfs) and the state of...

“We didn’t know!” Really?

“We didn’t know!” Really?

Aug. 22 | Everybody pretends ignorance or amnesia on Zygi’s dealings   Many intelligent, knowledgeable people purposefully said they were surprised by the 21-year-old court ruling against the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Really? Why do they...