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The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

“We didn’t know!” Really?

“We didn’t know!” Really?

Aug. 22 | Everybody pretends ignorance or amnesia on Zygi’s dealings   Many intelligent, knowledgeable people purposefully said they were surprised by the 21-year-old court ruling against the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings. Really? Why do they...

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Mpls police killed T.T. Franklin for being Black — Racism, individual and institutional, is alive and well in our fair city

Jun. 12 |   There was a lot of hatred directed at and rained down upon T.T. Franklin May 10 in that poorly lighted basement at 2717 Bryant Ave. South, away from prying eyes, enabling public safety to once again turn its back on transparently serving the...

Congratulations, Tubby!

Congratulations, Tubby!

Apr. 10 |      Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking There is no mystery about the well-designed plan to oust six-year U of M Gopher men’s basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith. Well designed, but ill-advised and poorly executed,...

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...

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Jan. 30 |   Someone once said that “the problem with the past is it’s not quite past.” Ironically, the hanging of a Black doll and the dragging of it through school at Minneapolis Washburn was a reminder that the past is not quite past us in our...

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),...

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Just the facts! A lack of diversity in Minnesota sports

Dec. 26 | I hope you had a great Christmas. This time of year grips me like you cannot imagine. It’s a time of joy and reflection. I have taken to social media at FitzBeatSr., my Twitter handle. No Facebook for me. Again I had the suspicion that hatred is...

City election 2013 candidates face some tough funding issues — Paying for the Vikings stadium is chief among them

City election 2013 candidates face some tough funding issues — Paying for the Vikings stadium is chief among them

Dec. 19 |   The City of Minneapolis is preparing for the elections of 2013. It will, in all probability, be a very contentious election, with a three-term mayor on the political ropes. The key factor that will influence candidates to run and determine...

Minnesota Timberwolves:  The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Minnesota Timberwolves: The ‘Whitest team in the NBA’ has an even Whiter front office

Dec. 5 |   Director of basketball operations counts coaching staff as front-office staff to claim diversity  By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The National Basketball Association for years has been graded as “the most racially diverse group...