Theater Review: There are other worlds

Photo by Sarah White

This past weekend, Free Black Dirt presented There Are Other Worlds a play written and directed by Junauda Petrus and produced by Erin Sharkey (these two form the core artisti


MOA spying must be curtailed now

Image from the December #blacklivesmatter demonstration at the Mall of America

The Mall of America used highly inappropriate measures to spy on Black Lives Matter protesters.


#BlackShoppersMatter: Racially profiled at Eagan outlet mall

Still from a video of police interacting with Art Haggins and others at an Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan.

A viral video that shows four African-American shoppers being accused of theft at the Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan has caused anger and outrage and sparked accusations of racism of ma


Gordon eyes minor crimes

Ward 2 City Councilmember Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2015. At the meeting, Gordon announced his proposal to repeal lurking and spitting on Minneapolis sidewalks as criminal offenses.

Photo by Alex Tuthill-Preus.


The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.


The Geography of Twin Cities Race

An earlier version of this essay appeared in the March 18, 2015 edition of Politics in Minnesota.


Stadium update: Where are the true numbers?

It has been a while since we have talked about what is supposed to be the greatest employment story in the history of Minnesota: the new Vikings stadium, with its price tag of over a billion dollar


Minnesota college students face loan crisis

(l-r) Joyce Ester, Kent Pekel, Dean Barbara Butts Williams. Photos by Charles Hallman

Kids from low-income families, communities of color hardest hit by debt


Mall of America v Black Lives Matter: The Difference Between Civil Rights and Free Speech Laws

The Mall of America (MOA) is private property.  So are the other shopping malls in Minnesota.  One may not agree with that legal fact but that is the law in this state.


Learning in traditional ways from Native children's literature

Diverse though our experiences may be, we were all children once, and I believe that reading children's literature helps us to see ... through the lens of that commonality. 
- Linda LeGarde Grover

n Ojibwe tradition, as well as in all other Native cultures that I know of, womanhood from birth until the return to the spirit world is a sacred state, honored and respected.

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