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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...

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

‘Rules of war’ expose FBI terror case as fraud

Nov. 28 |   The FBI “terror case” that took place here in Minneapolis involving local young men who were recruited to fight in a “holy war” in Somalia in 2008 is finally over. It was said that it was one of the biggest cases ever by the...

The smartest White team in the NBA

The smartest White team in the NBA

Nov. 7 | T-Wolves team return to the 1950s? Race controversy swells up once again as seen in the bitter reactions to an October 28, 2012 Star Tribune story (“Timberwolves: Pale in comparison to the rest of the NBA”), about how the T-Wolves are “going...

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Tone down the rhetoric on Black museum’s money problems

Sep. 12 |   Who would ever say that the legendary and renowned Dorothy Bridges would be involved in harming her legacy and imprint on a community bank, Franklin National Bank, which has done so much for the African American community under her leadership? Thus...