No Club House on the Par 3 The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was established in 1883, but the true beginning of the Minneapolis park system began when Theodore Wirth became superintendent in 1906, serving until 1938. Wirth is recognized as the dean of the local parks movement in America. At one time, the Theodore Wirth Golf Course was one of the most prestigious … [Read more...]
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A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. People ask me, “How does it feel to be finally coming home after spending so many years in prison?” Naturally, my response is, “It feels good,” and “I can’t wait to go home.” The reality of the situation, however, is that the years I have spent … [Read more...]
Former Fox News Channel anchor Bill O’Reilly, the man whose lofty ratings were responsible for the growth of the network, is no longer on the air. Revelations that $13 million had been paid, either by O’Reilly or the network, to women who said they had been sexually harassed, repelled millions, some of whom protested outside Fox headquarters and took to the airwaves with their … [Read more...]
Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca-Cola, its archrival, into an advantage. However, Pepsi’s recent commercial starring Kendall Jenner (of the Kardashian clan) was a fiasco. And, the backlash was fast and furious, because … [Read more...]
Recently, a Black family with three foster children in Delano, Minnesota, was targeted by typical racist White “have-nots” like those associated with St. Cloud (“White Cloud”). “Have-nots” defined here are cultural, intellectual and psychological beggars desperately using racism for self-esteem. (“Racist graffiti found inside Delano family’s home;” WCCO-TV, March 16, … [Read more...]