Greetings to everyone about to experience the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home of Super Bowl LII. I'm a native of Chicago, Illinois born and raised. I moved to the Twin Cities in 1978 to begin my journalism career. I jumped on the Minnesota Vikings and hitched my career to the National Football League. I have never regretted it. The NFL has obviously blown past major league … [Read more...]
Super Bowl LII will be held at U. S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Sunday, February 4, 2018. Find local coverage below.
Melvin Tennant, at least publicly, hasn’t gotten full credit as the man largely responsible for the Super Bowl being in town. Tennant, a recognized leader in the travel industry, is one of 11 Blacks on the 80-plus-member Minnesota Super Bowl Advisory Board, consisting of local and statewide community leaders. He is the co-chair of the group’s tourism marketing … [Read more...]
News Analysis The Super Bowl is a reflection of the reality of race, class, and status in America. Coaches used to be fond of saying that sports don’t build character, it’s a reflection of character. Sports is also a reflection of society. The Take a Knee movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick has exposed a very ugly underside of U.S. society. Locally activists have … [Read more...]
Mayor to faith communities: ’We have to act right now’ Everyone from adults to children are at risk of becoming homeless. This ominous fact was voiced during this year’s Super Bowl opening weekend when Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH) hosted an interfaith gathering Sunday afternoon at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Nicollet Mall. The group, a … [Read more...]
However, the event will likely draw sexual predators Millions of people are expected to converge on the Twin Cities this week, the epicenter of the sporting world’s biggest stage — Super Bowl 52. But what about the area’s homeless, especially in downtown Minneapolis where the game and most of the public and private activities are being held? “There will be homeless … [Read more...]