Diversity, as far as the Minnesota Twins are concerned, remains like a haystack needle. We are not social scientists, but we are eye-test experts. We easily recognize diversity or the lack thereof when we see it There is one non-U.S.-born Black player (Miguel Sano) and one Black coach (Butch Davis) on the team. Out of 164 persons in the Twins’ 2016 front office directory, … [Read more...]
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Olivia Antilla graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) last month. She also competed a basketball career with the Division I Lady Rattlers, a feat some thought she wasn’t capable of during the 6’0” forward’s senior year at Osseo High School four years ago. “I wanted to play Division I,” she said. “I had plenty of family support, but there were some … [Read more...]
For 20 weeks, to commemorate the WNBA’s 20th season (the MSR having covered each season), the MSR sports section is featuring a column or article on the W in our “20 in 20” series. This week: ‘The Shot’ There are many “iconic images” in the 20-year history of the WNBA. Maya Moore’s buzzer beater in last year’s finals and the first U.S. Black president to attend a … [Read more...]
Since 1982, the MetroDome was home to Minnesota Vikings football. U.S. Bank Stadium is now the spectacular new home on the old Dome site. Since training camp, the Vikings have been wearing black tee-shirts reading "No-Excuses." That will serve as the theme into 2016 and the new horizon of Vikings football. The Vikings, with 66,143 fans in U.S. Bank … [Read more...]
WNBA President Lisa Borders said she is encouraging players to continue making their voices heard on current issues. Last month Borders fined New York, Indiana and Phoenix players for violating league uniform rules after they wore black T-shirts in protest of recent police shootings, as well as the shooting of Dallas police officers. But the first-year league president … [Read more...]