Local prep star works to ‘raise his game’ for collegiate play
Cretin-Derham Hall’s Jashon Cornell garnered national attention from many of the best collegiate football programs in the nation as the 7th best defensive end in the country as well as the 3rd best defensive end in the Midwest, the best in the state of Minnesota, and ranking as the #33 recruit overall in the class of 2015. He’s committed to Ohio State University. Since graduating from high school this past November, he’s enrolled in Ohio State’s offseason program and has been working with his new coaches to make the transition to playing football at the collegiate level. Fortunately for Cornell, he has a valuable resource to his advantage. He’s a cherished recruit in one of the best football programs in the country. Continue Reading →
Two more tragic shooting events have rocked the United States. One was on June 17, in Charleston, SC where nine Blacks were shot and killed in an AME church, by a young White man. The second, July 16, was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where five Whites were shot and killed by a young Muslim man, at two military recruiting stations. Continue Reading →
The literary world rejoiced when news disclosed that reclusive author Harper Lee was soon to release her second book Go Set A Watchman, 55 years since the 1960 publication of To Kill A Mockingbird. Continue Reading →
Last April, St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis gave his State of the City Address. He cited Apollo high school’s first championship soccer team (based primarily on Somali talent). Continue Reading →
The MSR recently spent a weekend late night with a group of middle-aged Black men who owns cars that made Detroit famous for its styling. The group regularly meets in St. Paul near the State Capitol. Read more of the story below. Reggie Washington says his 1968 Cadillac Calais’s makes it unique. Continue Reading →
The Tulsa Shock will move to Dallas after this season but the news barely made a ripple on the sports pages last week. Yet it was among the oft-discussed topics at the WNBA All-Star weekend in Uncasville, Conn. Continue Reading →
Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.
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We’re at the peak of a very beautiful summer, so if you’re a Minnesotan and haven’t been spending regular exercise time outdoors yet, now is the time to start! Continue Reading →
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I am excited and inspired to see the increased dialogue in videos, community activities and books on young girls learning to be more positive about how they view their Black hair texture. One comic book in particular that resonated with me is called “The Adventures of Moxie Girl.” Continue Reading →
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) officials still hope to have the North Commons Water Park open before the summer is over. It has been closed for maintenance and repairs until further notice.
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