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March madness continues

March madness continues

Mar. 25 |     The National Invitational Tournament (NIT) has a rich storied history dating back to pre-World War II days. The Women’s NIT since 1998 has tradition as well — just not as long as the men’s. However, present-day hoops fans and snobbish...

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Mar. 19 |   By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer   Otaak BandPhotos by Sarah White It was a glimpse into a world nearly lost. But the rituals, the traditions, the passed down legacies and teachings from ancestors were still evident in his being....

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

The Art Cunningham Show: over two decades of Black history through Black media

Mar. 18 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   There is no more effective means of communicating than the media, particularly the visual media and especially television, since every home has at least one set. How far, after all, do you...

President Obama visits St. Paul

President Obama visits St. Paul

Feb. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer President Barack Obama, in St. Paul on Wednesday, reiterated his vow he made earlier in his State of the Union address in January that he will take action when needed if Congress won’t. President...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Feb. 12 |   Ray Covington Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188 The 2nd Annual Minneapolis  One-Minute Play Festival Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16,...

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Richard Sherman’s post-game comments overblown by information bubbles

Jan. 28 |       The information bubble-blowers are ever on the job. In case you forgot, an information bubble is produced oftentimes by the media, sending out information that confirms any misbeliefs fans already have about a certain person —...

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Would a Robinson Rule be just another ruse?

Jan. 15 |   The only thing I like about a proposed “Eddie Robinson Rule” for college sports hiring is that it is being named for the late Grambling football coach. Otherwise, if the proposed law is modeled after the NFL’s Rooney Rule, I’m afraid...

Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Mike Tyson calls Mpls ‘the center of the boxing universe’

Jan. 8 | But only for one night     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Once known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was in town last week. The 5’-10” Brooklyn-born Tyson turned pro at age 18 in 1984,...

Few acting roles for Black females

Few acting roles for Black females

Jan. 5 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Final installment of a four-part series 12 Years a Slave made five out of nine top-10 films of 2013 lists by movie critics, and Fruitvale Station made two such lists; these two movies featured Black...

Metrodome farewells

Metrodome farewells

Dec. 31 |     The Minnesota Vikings’ final game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ironically ended in the same fashion as did their first-ever game there in 1982 — with a close win over division rival Detroit. After Sunday’s stadium-closing...