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March madness continues

March madness continues

Mar. 25 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) has a rich storied history dating back to pre-World War II days. The Women’s NIT since 1998 has tradition as well — just not as long as the men’s. However, present-day hoops fans and snobbish...

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Mar. 19 |   By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer   Otaak BandPhotos by Sarah White It was a glimpse into a world nearly lost. But the rituals, the traditions, the passed down legacies and teachings from ancestors were still evident in his being....

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

March Madness begins

March Madness begins

Mar. 4 |     Let’s be perfectly clear from the start — this and all subsequent columns are March Madness cliché-free. We won’t be talking about dancing or getting tickets punched here. The Gophers women basketball team plays Thursday in the...

President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Feb. 12 |   Ray Covington Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188 The 2nd Annual Minneapolis  One-Minute Play Festival Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16,...

A letter to Minnesota’s Caucasians

A letter to Minnesota’s Caucasians

Feb. 6 | By Willie Johnson Contributing Commentator   Black People in Minnesota are fed a daily dose of qualms. To steal the character of a people and deform their identities is a burden onto itself. We Black Minnesotans need a new mind set, lost in...

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...