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This Summer Program Aims to Close the Graduation Gap for Black...

This article originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder on July 14, 2021. As a result of the problems of distance learning and other factors, over 200 Black students...

A 4th of July Reflection for 2021

This reflection originally appeared in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder on July 7, 2021. The Fourth of July is always a good time for Black folks to reflect on their...

Minnesota’s Iron Range Mines a New Industry

  For the past 17 years, James Pointer has helped people appreciate the state's oldest mine. "This is a huge piece of Minnesota's history," Pointer said,...

What’s in a name? Afton is as ‘sweet’ as it gets.

Quick, let your mind wander back to your childhood home: Do you know the origin of that town's name? No idea? No worries. You can...
A photograph of the 2018 Twin Cities Pride parade with corporate logos on display.

Should Cops and Corporations Be at Pride?

Every June, Twin Cities Pride organizes a parade - one of the largest Pride festivals in the nation - to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community....

Chisholm Residents Look to Build Inclusion for BIPOC In Minnesota’s Iron...

You can hear the music from blocks away. James Brown’s earthy notes swing as smells of barbecue waft through the air. Stevie Wonder’s winding keys...

USS Minnesota(s): The Strange History of Ships Named After Our State

When someone mentions the USS Arizona in passing, you probably know what it is and where it rests. Super-dreadnaught battleship USS Arizona was hit by armor-piercing...

‘Slavery by Another Name’ Reissued: The Historical Truth of Neo-Slavery Beyond...

Juneteenth commemorates when enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom through the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War, or...

The Untold Stories That Speak to Hmong Artist Law Thao

It started with a question... Why? My family lineage includes many adversities, conflict, and trauma tied to the Secret War. They fled the hilltops of...

George Floyd Inspired This Bemidji Racial Justice Group

  When George Floyd was killed in May of 2020, it was 200 miles away from Bemidji. But for Black and Indigenous folks here, it...