U rightly shifts stance on alerts

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday morning that it will modify its crime alert policy after more than a year of scrutiny for how the messages can perpetuate racism and stereotyping, pa


Mall of America, where civil liberties go to buy

The Black Lives Matter Minneapolis protest in December. Jason Foederer via MPR and Bluestem Prairie.

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The Miracle of Two Minneapolises in Prenatal Care

Prenatal care by Minneapolis neighborhood.

While looking around for some data for another project, I ran into Minneapolis Health Department’s Reports.


Bridget “Biddy” Mason: Slave, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Noting the recent spate of blog posts celebrating the lives of African American women, a dear friend in Los Angeles sent me a note asking if I knew anything of the life of Bridget “Biddy” Mason.


Event Honors Native American Women

Photos By: 
Megan Nash

Eve Ensler and Nina Utne

“I just don’t want to see Native American women feel invisible anymore,” said White Earth band of Ojibwe activist Winona LaDuke


Minneapolis Marchers Honor Indigenous Women

Marchers brave the freezing temperatures to honor Native women who are victims of violence or are missing. Photo by Minju Kim

On February 14, a group of Indigenous men and women in red shawls and colorful robes marched down Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, undaunted by the cold weather.


Mourners gather at U of M to honor Muslim students killed in North Carolina

With tears of grief streaming down her cheeks, Nora Nashawaty stood before more than 100 people gathered at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night to commemor


Delilah Pierce- Visionary artist and educator

Black history month is a great time to connect or reconnect with people who have made a difference – sometimes in my own life.   It’s a chance to learn more about great people I’ve known

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