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Canton calls for Cris Carter!

Canton calls for Cris Carter!

Jul. 31 |     Last Friday I was in Mankato for the start of Minnesota Vikings training camp, as I have been now every year since 1978. The Vikings have held training camp in Mankato for 48 years. And for the third straight year, the Vikings will have...

Stadium contract under negotiation — Civil Rights Dept. monitors contractor and worker inclusion

Stadium contract under negotiation — Civil Rights Dept. monitors contractor and worker inclusion

Jul. 17 |     It appears the Minnesota Vikings will sign off in the next 30 days on the contract for monitoring hiring compliance on the construction of the Vikings’ stadium. It is rumored that Viking General Council Kevin Warren will handle the...

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

May. 15 |     Flip Saunders’ good calculations will replace David Kahn’s poor ones   Because of my November 7, 2012 column (“The smartest White team in the NBA: T-Wolves team return to the 1950s?”), we took heat from those who took exception...

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

People’s Stadium in trouble! — Can the funding really be found?

May. 1 |     How does “the People’s Stadium” stand at this hour? Answer: wobbly, as we see from the fierce and personal debates within the Minnesota legislature regarding how to pay for the “People’s Stadium.” Why the silence from the...

Will the Vikings stadium be a repeat of Target Field?

Will the Vikings stadium be a repeat of Target Field?

Mar. 27 |     Will the State/City and Vikings/NFL allow the “Blacks need not apply” motto of Twins Field be applied to the Vikings stadium? Recall my columns: • “Stadiums go up while compliance system breaks down” (June 4, 2008). • “City...

White unions get $1 million to train workers of color to build stadiums? —  It’s time for the B.S. to end

White unions get $1 million to train workers of color to build stadiums? — It’s time for the B.S. to end

Mar. 21 |     Which legacy for the Vikings Stadium? Only qualified White workers or qualified workers regardless of color? Employment apartheid or inclusiveness? Employment inclusiveness and fairness, or employment apartheid and unfairness? The 100...

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Gentlemen of the Round Table ready to work on People’s Stadium

Mar. 6 |     Sometime in late March of 2013, an African American construction trade association, Gentlemen of the Round Table, will be looking forward to its meeting with the Sports Facilities Authority to present its members’ credentials qualifying...

Recovery from an ACL injury is quicker now, but still challenging

Recovery from an ACL injury is quicker now, but still challenging

Jan. 30 |   Modern medicine has improved so much in recent years that an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury these days isn’t career-ending for an athlete, but rather a temporary setback. Historically, “People were really stiff coming out of surgery,”...

Now we’ll never know

Now we’ll never know

Jan. 9 |     GREEN BAY — The NFL’s most successful franchise, the 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers, eliminated the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 Saturday before 71,548 fans and a national television audience on NBC at historic Lambeau Field....

The Vikings Stadium: a historic  reckoning point in its history  regarding the equity plan

The Vikings Stadium: a historic reckoning point in its history regarding the equity plan

Jan. 2 |  Vikings Stadium legislation called for an equity plan outlining Black participation in construction contracts and workers. Its absence is the story of continued injustice, discrimination, and official sneering at the idea of Black participation. This...