Sports and community with Tony Sanneh and La Velle E. Neal III

Tony Sanneh and La Velle E. Neal III
Left: Tony Sanneh is founder and CEO of the Sanneh Foundation. Right: La Velle E. Neal III is a sports columnist at the Star Tribune.
Left: Courtesy the Sanneh Foundation | Right: Courtesy of Star Tribune

After more than 20 years covering the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball for the Star Tribune, La Velle E. Neal III will become a sports columnist at the end of this month. He’s making history as the first journalist of color to write a regular sports column for the 153-year-old paper. 

MPR News host Angela Davis talks to Neal and also Tony Sanneh, a former professional soccer player who founded the Sanneh Foundation in 2003 as a youth development and soccer organization in St. Paul. Now it’s partnering with a local college to offer teacher training programs with an eye toward increasing the ranks of teachers of color. 

Guests:

  • La Velle E. Neal III is a baseball writer and soon-to-be sports columnist for the Star Tribune. 

  • Tony Sanneh is a former professional soccer player and founder and CEO of the Sanneh Foundation  

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