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St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

St. Cloud: Getting its mind right on racism

Sep. 22 | By Myrle B. Cooper  Guest Commentator Many may remember the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967). Strother Martin played the snide Capt’n/captain of a southern prison road gang. Paul Newman played Luke, a prisoner who created his own problems. Capt’n...

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

The LA Clipper players sent a message that racism is not okay

May. 9 | Donald Sterling’s recent remarks offer a glimpse into the thinking of one of the “one percent.” It reveals that capitalism and racism are indeed joined at the hip and how employers really see the folks who make them rich. It also shows just...

Local griot El-Kati tackles the delusions of race

Local griot El-Kati tackles the delusions of race

May. 9 |   Mahmoud El-Kati’s newest missive, The Myth of Race, the Reality of Racism: Critical Essays (Papyrus Publishing, Inc.), marks the latest crowning achievement of a brilliant, well-storied career as author, historian, scholar and community...

Clippers players squandered golden opportunity

Clippers players squandered golden opportunity

May. 9 | The Donald Sterling lifetime banishment from the NBA at worst serves as a sad moment. At best, it could spark a long-needed movement. “That remains to be seen,” stated Alexis McCombs, a frequent sports and entertainment contributor for several...

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

May. 7 | “Racism poisons civic life and denies the worth of human beings because of their color,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote. We know that racism destroys a Black man by ignoring his gifts, overlooking his presence, and demeaning his manhood. Larry Holmes,...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

NBA must come down hard on Sterling

Apr. 30 | Donald Sterling, the longtime controversial owner of one of professional sports’ longtime losing franchises, the Los Angeles Clippers, has created a firestorm of anger and resentment from the entire sports community with his alarming racist comments...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...