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Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium  construction project

Legislature caught whistling in the dark — Financial problems for Viking stadium construction project

Apr. 17 |     For years I have defined as ill-conceived any planning that mostly serves the planners and their agency/bosses and not those they plan for, that too often leave African Americans out of their equations, purposefully failing or refusing...

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...

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

Feb. 6 |     Vikings People’s-no-new-taxes stadium is unraveling for the African American community. “It’s ours” ballyhoo regarding Minnesota has become “it’s mine” for NFL, the Wizard of Oz behind the Vikings’ curtain. • 32 percent...

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Jan. 30 |   The push-Black-Americans-in-football-to-the-back-of-the-bus games have begun, raising “Blacks need not apply” signs not only for stadium construction jobs but also NFL team head-coaching jobs. This is not about quotas. It is about statistical...

Ravens vs. 49ers an all-Harbaugh Super Bowl

Ravens vs. 49ers an all-Harbaugh Super Bowl

Jan. 30 |   NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans braces for Super Bowl XLVII, the first Super Bowl in that city since the horrific storm Hurricane Katrina. This is the 10th time the NFL has brought the world stage of the Super Bowl to New Orleans; the last Super...

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Rooney Rule misnamed — should be called Rooney Ruse

Jan. 23 |   The NFL’s Rooney Rule that mandates teams looking for a new head coach to interview at least one Black candidate today resembles a Peanuts comic strip. Team general managers and owners are like Lucy holding the football, and Black coaches...

NFL ‘final four’: Not much has changed

NFL ‘final four’: Not much has changed

Jan. 16 |   We have gone from the New Orleans bounty gate to general managers, head coaches, coordinators, player suspensions, and a record number of players fined for hits with helmets leading to tragedies like players losing their lives. One Kansas City...

Decision announcement days:  January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Decision announcement days: January 15 & 18, February 1, 2013

Jan. 16 | Sports Facility Authority and the Minnesota Vikings   Will the “Stadium Powers” (Minnesota Legislature, Minneapolis City Council, Vikings, NFL and the Minnesota Facilities Sports Authority that oversees the stadium construction project),...

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....