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Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Gophers rise up, beat Nebraska

Oct. 30 | The best football in town easily is being played on the campus of the University of Minnesota. I was at TCF Saturday to witness the 54th meeting between the Cornhuskers of Nebraska and the Gophers. After 16 straight losses dating back to 1963, the...

Two Black entrepreneurs take a chance on launching a business

Two Black entrepreneurs take a chance on launching a business

Oct. 18 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The beginning years are often described as the hardest for new business owners. Black-owned businesses are no exception. But the MSR found two new businesses that are off to a promising start. Junita Cathey and...

Lynx win again, but dynasty talk still premature

Lynx win again, but dynasty talk still premature

Oct. 16 | It again occurred literally seconds after the Minnesota Lynx last week won its second WNBA title in three years — the “d” word was vainly uttered. After reading a local newspaper’s Sunday Lynx dynasty story, the team’s longest tenured beat...

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Sep. 26 | MSR speaks with Minnesota Council on Foundations’ president Trista Harris   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Trista HarrisPhoto courtesy of theMinnesota Council on Foundations Who is Trista Harris? She’s an author, blogger, and self-described...

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Free Gophers football tickets meant to ‘improve student engagement’

Sep. 4 | Not many Black students seemed engaged                 The 2013-14 University of Minnesota school year now is in session. Last week, during the school’s sixth annual Welcome Week, nearly 5,000 new students took advantage...

Rolling up our sleeves to take  on the achievement gap

Rolling up our sleeves to take on the achievement gap

Aug. 28 |     By Katrice Albert Guest Commentator   It’s not surprising to hear Minneapolis/St. Paul has one of the widest student education achievement gaps — between children of color and White children — in the United States. It’s...

U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap

U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap

Aug. 21 | Goal includes more teachers of color, more ‘partnering’   By Lauretta Dawolo Towns Contributing Writer   Jean QuamPhoto courtesy of U of M Last week, we spoke with the leadership of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and...

Local prep star returns as WNBA player

Local prep star returns as WNBA player

Aug. 14 |     TAYLER HILL was back where her storied high school career as a guard for Minneapolis South ended in style four years ago. Only this time, the 2009 McDonald’s All-American and Miss Basketball came back to the Target Center as a member...

Baseball offers a third option for athletic success

Baseball offers a third option for athletic success

Aug. 7 |     Baseball has existed for over a century, but among inner-city children it’s almost non-existent. Why isn’t this sport as popular as football and basketball, especially given baseball’s potential to offer the successful player both...

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’  on social concerns

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’ on social concerns

Jul. 24 |     By Robin James Contributing Writer   The University of Minnesota has ambitious diversity goals, and Dr. Katrice A. Albert, in her newly appointed position as vice president for equity and diversity, is prepared to lead forward in...