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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...
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...

‘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...
Anthony Williams, MD

So Much Remains Unspoken in This Conversation Between Two Old Friends

WATCH: Dr. Anthony Williams reads his story, "Unspoken." Dr. Anthony Williams has the bedside manner you’d hope for in an internal medicine and pediatric hospitalist:...

Who made Minnesota the Gopher State?

What if we told you… …that one little-known person is at the center of Minnesota’s moniker as the Gopher State, the Great Seal of Minnesota,...

One Year After George Floyd’s Killing, a Rural Community Grapples With...

  Rahima Jamac, like many graduating seniors, spent her last year of high school at home, on her laptop. The coronavirus pandemic changed her life...