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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...

Harvest Prep’s finances are solid, its leadership strong

Harvest Prep’s finances are solid, its leadership strong

Sep. 5 |     By Shana Ford Guest Commentator    I am a parent of Best Academy students. I have more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and I am the board chair of Harvest Preparatory School. You may be aware that...

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

MPD Chief Dolan hits back—Attempts by subordinates and the Civil Rights Department to oust him fail

Feb. 22 |   It is clear that Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Chief Tim Dolan has known that many of the recommendations coming from the Civilian Review Authority (CRA) were based on incompetence and dishonesty. So when an incompetent and dishonest...