More than 2,000 people from 75 Twin Cities local and grassroots organizations took to the streets as part of the Jan. 20 inauguration day protests. From the Black Snake Resistance March to student walk-outs from the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and several high schools, the group marched from Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue to Peavey Plaza – or the People’s Plaza as speakers dubbed it – in downtown.
Check out the photos from the ground as young people, LGBTQIA folks, people of color, immigrants, Muslims and Twin Cities residents from all walks of life demanded equity and pledged continued resistance.
We focused on these seven candidates – Jillia Pessenda, Samantha Pree-Stinson, Phillipe Cunningham, Raeisha Williams, Jeremiah Ellison, Andrea Jenkins and Erica Mauter – because they bring in terms of race, gender identity and sexual orientation, an unprecedented level of diversity to the 2017 elections. Continue Reading
This week: Asiya brings a sport hijab to Muslim women in the Twin Cities, a conversation with poet Tish Jones, and highlights from an ongoing exhibition from Japanese-American artist Kinji Akagawa. Continue Reading
This week: Lawmakers take Wal-Mart in St. Paul and Brooklyn Park to task on using public resources, the Northside Job Creation Team is nearly halfway to creating 1,000 new jobs and a Q+A with actor Denzel Belin. Continue Reading
At the Twin Cities Daily Planet, we spent 2016 trying to shift that balance, by bringing the power of media into the hands of our communities and challenging the dominant narratives told about us. Continue Reading
This week: Minnesota high school athletes protest the national anthem, get to know the state’s first Native Supreme Court justice Anne McKreig and Dayton’s ultimatum on a potential special session. Continue Reading
On Nov. 30, Shaun King spoke at Macalester College. Seeking to bring his message to a wider audience and those unable to attend, he added a new last-minute venue at Minneapolis North Community High School, where more than 600 people came to hear him speak. Continue Reading
This week: Winona LaDuke analyzes the forces and futures of the Standing Rock protest, UMN president Kaler affirms support for undocumented students, and over forty organizations call on Gov. Dayton to form task force on transgender youth. Continue Reading