A roundup of news from our Media Partners across the Twin Cities, including three key changes to North Minneapolis, stories of prostitution past and present, racist sidewalks, and Public Enemy’s Professor Griff. Read through the best of community media. Continue Reading
Is a long awaited grocery going to help or hurt a historical black neighborhood?
An organic co-op moving into an historically African-American neighborhood in Minneapolis sparks fight over community benefits. Neighbors are asking for hiring and wage agreements, but negotiations have broken down. Continue Reading
The best of neighborhood and community news from our Media Partners around the Twin Cities, featuring stores on the Charleston race killings, development in the Phillips neighborhood, cluster bombs in Laos, and anti-GLBT Evangelicals at 2015 Pride. Continue Reading
If you live in Saint Paul, you probably know about J4, the annual gathering and freedom celebration that takes place each July 4th weekend in Como Park. The event has been going on for 35 years, and was founded to mark the anniversary of Hmong immigration into the United States. Continue Reading
A curated collection of neighborhood news from the last week, from all corners of the Twin Cities. Read about an anti-LGBT billboard in Elk River, the North Minneapolis Promise Zone, a Saint Paul boxing gym, and much more from our Media Partners Continue Reading
Stories from our media partners around the Twin Cities, including questions about the difference between racism and terrorism, the resignation of the anti-GBLT Archbishop, Ramadan, and more from the Twin Cities local news scene. Continue Reading
For the 19th year in a row, folks gathered for a peace festival in Saint Paul’s old Rondo neighborhood. Check out some highlights from the event, which had music, food, art, hula hooping, coffee, and community. Continue Reading
A roundup of news from our community media sources, including video stories on the end of the legislative session, housing struggles, education debates, and much more from all corners of the Twin Cities. Continue Reading
Minneapolis repealed the long-standing lurking and spitting ordinances on a 12-1 vote, with only Northside Council President Barb Johnson voting against the repeal. But for Nekima Levy-Pounds, the newly elected head of the Minneapolis NAACP, Johnson’s comments during the Council debate point to troubling assumptions.
“People who were present found her comments to be offensive,” Levy-Pounds, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas, told me this week. “She inferred a couple of things that gave a racial aspect to some of the crime happening on the north side.”
As the ACLU report, entitled “Picking up The Pieces: A Minneapolis Case Study”, clearly shows, lurking and spitting are not the only crimes that unequally impact people of color.
Led by Minnesota’s Ojibwe community, thousands of people gathered on a lovely Saturday in downtown Saint Paul to march in opposition to the recently approved Sandpiper pipeline, which threatens the land in Northern Minnesota. For a rally centered around often atmospheric issues like stopping risky oil pipelines, ending destructive tar sands oil mining, and preventing climate change, it was a massive crowd. Continue Reading