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Muslim Shero Nimo Omar Fights for Labor Rights

  Physical spaces hold the power to transform us. Consider a classroom, a masjid, an urban park or any other place that becomes the scene...

Rose McGee Believes in the Unifying Power of Sweet Potato...

  Rose McGee does not love to cook. It's a surprising admission from a woman who's come to be known by many as "The Pie...

Relish: Jamal Hashi’s Hand-Toasted Gedo Masala

  When asked to name the one, dish-saving ingredient that makes all the difference, Chef Jamal Hashi doesn't hesitate for a second: Without question, the...

Relish: Lachelle Cunningham’s Soulful Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Banana Pudding

“I feel like the black-eyed pea is really this symbol of triumph and tenacity,” says Chef Lachelle Cunningham, who has a long history of cooking...

Relish: Brian Yazzie’s Indigenous Ingredient-Rooted Three Sisters Dish

  Diné chef Brian Yazzie first stepped into the kitchen as a young child while living on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, a formative experience...

Muslim Shero Nadia Abuisnaineh Shares Her Love of the Night Sky...

  When Nadia Abuisnaineh received her first telescope, the experience proved to be a milestone akin to losing a first tooth or picking out a...

Rethinking Prison: Incarceration Stories in Minnesota

Minnesota's prison system is often described using numbers: 9,607: The total prison population as of July 2019. 93.1 versus 6.9: The percentage of males versus females in the prison...

Why This Queer Sports Fan Keeps on Cheering

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I have a few ideas. It might have been the at beginning of third grade, when I...

6 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

In January 2019, the National Safety Council announced - for the first time in history - that the odds of dying as a result...

Muslim Shero Ayan Omar Transforms Hate into Harmony

  Earlier this summer, The New York Times ran a story about the rise in anti-immigrant activism and violence in St. Cloud, Minn., a city...