The original visionaries of Lao Minnesota: Phouninh and Khoutong Vixayvong

For the Lao in Minnesota, heritage preservation was robust and vital in building community roots in the late 80s through early 90s.

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City Of Bloomington? 100+ Faith Leaders Want A Word With You

The Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America.

The City of Bloomington’s insistence on prosecuting organizers of a “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America is getting more pushback from Minnesota’s religious leaders.

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FBI director on police violence

I kept waiting for someone to call out the FBI director James Comey’s recent so-called candid speech on race.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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