League officials realigned the post-season over the off-season so that the two best teams, regardless of conference, play for the WNBA championship. As a result, top-seeded Minnesota and second-seeded Los Angeles are meeting Sunday in Minneapolis for the best-of-five league championship, the first time in WNBA history that a Western Conference club is assured to be crown … [Read more...]
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Continuation of a multi-series Half the cost of the newly opened Vikings Stadium, known as the “People’s Stadium” before its corporate branding, has come from the people’s money — taxes and related public subsidies totaling more than half a billion dollars. Now is the time to assess just what the people, especially Black people, have received for their money thus far, … [Read more...]
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American journalist on the scene. Golf is as White as the ball. That was clearly evident to the Only One as we walked around the grounds during the six-day historically prestigious Ryder Cup 2016 at Hazeltine in Chaska. Yes, we saw many Blacks there — parking … [Read more...]
Since NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s non-standing statement during the playing of the national anthem in late August, more talk seems to have been centered on what he did rather than why he did it. Dave Zirin, who writes for The Nation and his own Edge of Sports blog, succinctly wrote last week, “Kaepernick is on a mission to make this country face the reality of racist … [Read more...]
Minneapolis North and St. Paul Johnson earned important football victories last weekend. North is quietly picking up where it left off last year — finishing runner-up in Class 1A —sitting at 5-0 after a 36-29 victory over St. Paul Central. Johnson defeated Harding 16-7 for bragging rights on St. Paul’s Eastside in what is traditionally known as the “Hatchet Game.” Senior … [Read more...]