OPINION | No to Vikes

In the whole history of humanity I believe that there are only three things that all human beings will definitivley experience; birth, death and breaking up with someone.


NBA pioneer Bob Williams’s legacy as Minneapolis Lakers’ first Black player

With Bob and Marietta Williams seated in the foreground, their children gather around Bob’s photo as a Laker now hanging in NBA City restaurant; standing are (l-r) Debra Ann Williams Jones, Casandra Williams Simms, Rasheed (Robert) Bilal, Don Alan Williams, and Randall (Randy) Williams.

After relocating to the Twin Cities and living briefly on Minneapolis' North Side, Bob and Marietta Williams bought a home and moved to the Powderhorn Park area in the late 1950s.


Olympic Biathlete from Battle Lake, MN

Wynn Roberts (Photo courtesy of U.S. Biathlon)-

Wynn Roberts was introduced to biathlon just as one might expect in small town Battle Lake, Minnesota. At a cross country ski meet, his dad ran into another competitor's mom whose child also participated in biathlon and mentioned that Wynn might be interested. And for the five years since then, it's been biathlon for Roberts. 


Next Black generation takes on winter sports

Skiing and hockey, unlike basketball, are two wintertime sports that historically have not attracted many Blacks. This hasn't stopped several local youngsters from being successful participants, however. 


OPINION | Should the State of Minnesota subsidize a football stadium for the Minnesota Vikings? Two Views

OPINION | A new Vikings stadium? L.A. shows us how

The Vikings are off to a great start in what could be one of their best seasons ever. It is exciting to see Brett Favre lead a talented team with great potential. 


Harlem Globetrotters spread local goodwill with their games

The legendary Harlem Globetrotters kicks off its Magical Memories World Tour at Minneapolis' Target Center December 26 at noon and 27 at 2 pm. 


U wrestling makes real estate big business

Photo by Matt Mead

Coaches, wrestlers and former wrestlers at the University of Minnesota have accumulated large quantities of real estate in near-campus neighborhoods, sometimes selling and renting to one another, w


U of M's graduation rates for Black student-athletes at bottom of Big Ten

Both the NCAA and the University of Minnesota last month boasted of improved student-athletes' graduation rates. However, a closer look shows that this "significant achievement" does not apply to the school's Black student-athletes. 


South St. Anthony Rec Center to partner with Joy of the People

Joy of the People, formerly known as the Saint Paul Futbol Club, has contracted with the city of St. Paul to lease the South St. Anthony Recreation Center at 890 Cromwell Ave.

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