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Lin’s success makes me a believer—But insensitive coverage reminds us all that bigotry lives

Lin’s success makes me a believer—But insensitive coverage reminds us all that bigotry lives

Feb. 22 |     It’s been incredible watching the rise to prominence of Jeremy Lin, the star guard of the New York Knicks, whose first eight games as a starter has him ahead of three Hall-of-Fame point guards (Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson and John...

The NBA is back!  Hip hip!

The NBA is back! Hip hip!

Feb. 15 |     The excitement, the beautiful people in the house — there’s something about the NBA that draws you in, just like the NFL. This NBA season is coming off of a bitter long lockout by the 30 owners, who demanded mandated concessions...

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Now the real battle for 2012 begins — Let’s hope it doesn’t get much uglier

Feb. 8 |     The ugliness during the Republican primary in Florida provided us a front-row seat in the arena of negative electioneering that has become a hallmark of the 2012 Republican campaign. To say it has been uglier in the past doesn’t excuse...

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

NCAA contenders looked like Black colleges

Jan. 25 | But they were not, nor do Black athletes or  Black colleges share in the sport wealth   A week ago, tens of millions of Americans (with millions more around the world) tuned into the NCAA BCS national championship football game, played at the...

Only in the NFL:  super rematch!

Only in the NFL: super rematch!

Jan. 25 |     Storylines can sometimes make you scratch your head in disbelief. One such story is that of two brothers, John and Jim Harbaugh, both head football coaches of two of the 12 NFL teams that qualified for the 2012 playoffs, getting their...

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

A good man departs public service — Fire Chief Alex Jackson to step down Feb. 29, 2012

Jan. 18 |     When Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) Chief Alex Jackson announced his retirement two weeks ago, it was not necessarily surprising to us in this corner. We saw it coming as far back as April 2010 in the rush to judgment over the April...

Giants dominate Packers 37-20

Giants dominate Packers 37-20

Jan. 18 |     GREEN BAY — Will history be kind to the Green Bay Packers, considering they were defending Super Bowl Champions, 15-1, the number-one seed in the playoffs for the first time since 1996, second-highest-scoring team (560 points) in NFL...

We still need help here!

We still need help here!

Jan. 11 | African American children continue to die, and with them our spirits   On Christmas day, December 25, 2011, three-year-old Terrell Mayes, Jr. enjoyed Christmas and the love and warmth of his family. By the late evening of December 26, Terrell...

No contest — Tide rolls over LSU 21-0

No contest — Tide rolls over LSU 21-0

Jan. 11 |   NEW ORLEANS — Be careful when you give someone a rematch. The motivation of the agony of defeat can make a huge difference. We saw it when Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in the rematch. We saw it when the New York Giants shocked the previously...

Vikings done, NFL  Second Season begins

Vikings done, NFL Second Season begins

Jan. 4 |     PHOENIX — It’s over. The worst season of Vikings football since 1984 has come to an end, 17-13 to the Chicago Bears. Back in 1961 when it all started for the Vikings in Minnesota, they beat George Hallas and the Chicago Bears. Well,...