“We are still out here dying. My son still has asthma. That thing is still in our backyard,” said Felicia Perry, a fashion designer, activist, mother and North Minneapolis resident.
It’s a sentiment that could have been said by any other resident in North Minneapolis. Perry, along with her colleague and fellow activist Roxxanne O’Brien, live in the Northside’s 55411 and 55412 zip codes, an area with a population of over 70,000 people – of whom more than 70 percent are people of color. The community is home to more than a dozen schools, parks and a growing business corridor, as well as the unwelcome industrial polluter Northern Metal Recycling, situated just off of Broadway Avenue on the west side of Interstate 94. Continue Reading
Parks and Power aims to forward racial equity within the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation system by engaging everyday people to come together and articulate common values, find common ground and build solutions together. Continue Reading
In less than two years, the Fight for $15 movement has drastically altered the political landscape in Minneapolis and won over residents, with over 68 percent asserting their unwavering support of a $15 minimum wage ordinance for all workers by 2022. Continue Reading
Even as guidelines against payday lending services stall out in the labyrinth of bureaucracy, local changemakers continue to provide relief for families caught up in debt traps–and fight to keep wealth within our communities and out of the hands of financial predators. Continue Reading