A student group at South High is working on race relations at the school. Learn more about them.
Wednesday marks the annual run to the top of the Empire State Building, a race that’s been held each year since 1978. Since that race is invitation-only, we decided to have a race of our own right here in the WCCO studios.
Warm temperatures and last night’s rain didn’t make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they’re happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.
Poor snow conditions have forced organizers to postpone the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northeastern Minnesota. The race had been scheduled to start Jan. 27. It’s now postponed until March 10.
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Minnesota’s sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.
Republican John Kline hasn’t had a tough election in a while. He’s campaigning harder now that a new political map took away some of his most reliable supporters and added several Democratic-leaning areas to his southern suburban Twin Cities district.
Thousands of runners laced up their shoes Sunday morning for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is kicking off his re-election campaign in northeastern Minnesota after Democratic primary voters chose former Rep. Rick Nolan as his opponent.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
This coming Saturday, Aug. 11, folks will have a chance to see quite the spectacle on the road. Dozens of antique cars, going as fast as they can go. It is a tradition entering its 26th year.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.