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‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

‘Mostly White hiring’ remains the unspoken rule in college athletics

Jan. 15 | TIDES Director Richard Lapchick Sometimes an apology is worse than whatever it was intended to make amends for.  Take the case of Texas billionaire and former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs. McCombs twice opened his mouth last week with somewhat...

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

The Black codes: framework for today’s laws

Oct. 30 |               By Jessica Wright Guest Commentator In 1777, slavery was abolished and with that the slavery codes became stagnant. Slave owners who fought against the abolition of slavery were athirst for a turnabout...

The Good Wife Works – On having to prove one’s self-worth

The Good Wife Works – On having to prove one’s self-worth

Jun. 5 |   Ossie Davis (1917-2005) remembered a Southern sheriff pouring syrup on his head as a child. Davis regarded this incident as pivotal, instilling what he called the “ni***r” effect in his mind: a form, function and reaction of cowardice...

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

HBCU Tennessee State plays Gophers here this week

Nov. 14 | Cupcakes — this is the insulting term local media often uses to undervalue, underestimate and margainize the Gophers men’s basketball non-conference opponents each season. Former coach Clem Haskins hated such annual references to his early-season...

Fragments of the Ark:  Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Fragments of the Ark: Civil War saga tells of Black soldiers and survivors

Oct. 11 |     Gifted novelist Louise Meriweather followed Daddy Was a Number Runner with Fragments of the Ark (Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster) a fascinating work of “faction” — well-crafted, fictional characters in an exciting tale steeped...

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Retired baseball player brings attention to autism

Sep. 12 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     One in 88 U.S. children — boys are about five times more likely than girls — is diagnosed with autism according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, the federal research agency...