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Muslim Shero Annie Qaiser Pioneers Her Own Skincare Line

  Annie Qaiser always dreamed of becoming an author. Growing up in Kansas City, Mo., as one of the few young women of color and an...

Bemidji Residents Grapple With Racial Reconciliation and Healing

  Story originally reported in May 2018 One Greater Minnesota reporter Kaomi Goetz looked into how Bemidji Truth and Reconciliation and others are trying to reconcile a historically...

Homelessness Is Growing In Greater Minnesota

  Story published: March 2020 More than 10,000 Minnesotans are homeless, a number that is a record-high for the state and a 10-percent increase since 2015....

Explore University of Minnesota History in ‘This Free North’

  FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY Celebrating the University of Minnesota's 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, This Free North reflects on the people and events that...

People in Policy: Pahoua Hoffman Was Born in a ‘Secret Place’

  Meet the Minnesota thought leader who was born in 'the most secret place on earth.' About this segment: For several years, Almanac at the Capitol...

Segregated Student Housing at UMN and the Activists Who Defeated It

This article originally appeared on the website for “A Campus Divided,” a project that explores the University of Minnesota’s history of surveillance and segregation in the...

UMN Students’ Lifelong Commitment to Service & Justice

This article originally appeared on the website for "A Campus Divided," a project that explores the University of Minnesota's history of surveillance and segregation...

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...