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Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Jan. 28 |       The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person —...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

Few acting roles for Black females

Few acting roles for Black females

Jan. 5 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Final installment of a four-part series 12 Years a Slave made five out of nine top-10 films of 2013 lists by movie critics, and Fruitvale Station made two such lists; these two movies featured Black...

Gopher guard undaunted by infrequent play

Gopher guard undaunted by infrequent play

Jan. 3 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100BLACK GOPHER 100   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year,...

New U of M hire advocates for students

New U of M hire advocates for students

Jan. 2 | Student Affairs Vice Provost challenges Black students to use their voice on campus   First of a two-part story By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The MSR first met Danita Brown Young at a Gopher football game this fall, just a few months...

Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Dec. 31 |     People have a huge thirst for connection. How well a song or an experience stays with you can be as easy as answering the question, does this art have resonance, or not? If I were to put together a musically inspired compilation of this...

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

Dec. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer Second in a multi-part series Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) takes drastic action in a scene from John Sayles’ GO FOR SISTERS.(Photo by Kevin J. Long) Despite her impressive filmography, LisaGay Hamilton...

Roosevelt prep star makes a hometown appearance

Roosevelt prep star makes a hometown appearance

Dec. 19 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The first time we spoke with Suriya McGuire was during her senior year at Roosevelt High School after she signed her letter of intent to attend the University...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...