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Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

Bertha Mae Johnson Smith

May. 4 | February 12, 1920 — April 18, 2014 Bertha Mae Johnson Smith passed away peacefully at the golden age of 94 on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Bertha was the first African American school teacher in the Minneapolis Public School District. She was a...

Black female strength coach a true rarity

Black female strength coach a true rarity

May. 3 | Conclusion of a two-part column   If it’s hard being a Black female coach in any sport, it’s more than likely harder still for a Black female strength coach. Mia Erickson of the Mayo Clinic Performance Center in Rochester, Minn. was the only...

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

A sports reporter’s spring notebook cleaning

May. 2 | Marlene Stollings’ second hire on her Gopher women’s basketball coaching staff is Nikita (Niki) Dawkins. She is a 23-year coaching veteran who has been a VCU assistant coach the last two seasons and held similar positions at Old Dominion, Michigan...

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

May. 2 |  Spring break trip field trip encouraged thoughts of college, attending HBCUs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over 40 Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) Black high school students, instead of spending spring break on a sunny beach,...

It’s hard being a Black coach — and harder  yet as a Black female coach

It’s hard being a Black coach — and harder yet as a Black female coach

Apr. 26 |               First of two parts   The firing drum that has slowly banged for Mike Woodson since mid-winter reached its crescendo Monday when he was fired as New York Knicks head coach. The final drumbeat came...

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Condoleezza Rice: war criminal, race hustler

Apr. 25 |               There are a myriad of reasons why Condoleezza Rice was a bad choice to speak at the University of Minnesota on Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice: the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights...

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Apr. 22 | Wells Fargo leads pack according to U of M report on sub-prime lenders By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new University of Minnesota Law School study shows that Blacks and other communities of color and low-income residents in the Twin Cities...

In memory of three great men

In memory of three great men

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   We lost three individuals this April; I personally didn’t know each of them, but came close to meeting one of them. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr. died April 6 of...

Gophers AD dodges the  diversity question

Gophers AD dodges the diversity question

Apr. 17 |                 I never attend an introductory press conference without my sixth sense, third eye and third ear. Without it, this columnist could not decipher such adjectives as “best” and “right fit”...

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Gopher fans’ website doesn’t play fair

Apr. 9 |   Some all-sports websites and fan “chat rooms” are as fair and balanced as Fox News. MSR Columnist Ron Edwards recently was double-roasted by readers on GopherHole.com, a pro-Minnesota college sports website. Edwards is regularly featured...