Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative, created by Ampers, KMOJ, and the Minnesota Humanities Center, covering the trials of the former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, the community’s response, and the changes needed to create a more just society.

Protestors Seek to Have Charges Dropped

Protestors Seek to Have Charges Dropped

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Activists on Thursday called on local officials to drop all charges against protestors demanding justice for Black lives. Mass arrests have become more common in the last year, with 646 people arrested during a march last November, ...
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George Floyd: A Year Later (Special Edition Documentary)

George Floyd: A Year Later (Special Edition Documentary)

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd took his last labored breaths, while Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. What happened that night reverberated around the world ...
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Bearing Witness

A weekly podcast exploring the events unfolding in this season of racial upheaval and change.

Soul-Witness
This week, Anthony and Georgia catch up on the weeks news and discuss the letter from Attorney General Ellison to the Judge in the Chauvin Trial asking for a correction of the record. We also checkin with Racial Reckoning ...
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Multi-language
Weekly Recaps

A recap of the week’s events delivered in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish when court is in session.

Healing Resources


The sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

🎥VIDEO: One Year Later at Phelps Park

For The Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice project, Ampers employs seasoned reporters, as well as up-and-coming broadcast journalists from BIPOC communities, to create daily updates, weekly updates in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish (when court is in session), as well as in-depth weekly radio shows and podcasts exploring criminal justice reform, community healing, community resiliency, and more. The programs air on KMOJ as well as 16 other Ampers stations in Minnesota and five additional radio stations around the country. The Minnesota Humanities Center will use the content that’s created to engage grassroots leaders from BIPOC communities in a series of listening sessions and public events to deepen dialog and spark change on issues arising during the trial. Additionally, the Minnesota Humanities Center will work with youth organizations and schools to provide teachers and students with tools for approaching controversial public issues responsive to current events. The long-term goal of Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is to work toward changing problematic racial narratives in local news media, engage communities, amplify community solutions to narrative change, and empower educators to discuss race in the classroom.