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.

Voices of Change: Reflections on the Racial Reckoning Journalism Project

Voices of Change: Reflections on the Racial Reckoning Journalism Project

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What happens when you bring together a group of young women of color to cover one of the most racially charged trials in our country’s history? Really. Good. Journalism ...
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Potter Found Guilty in Death of Daunte Wright

Potter Found Guilty in Death of Daunte Wright

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After three days of deliberation a jury found former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter guilty of two counts of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. 

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Feven Gerezgiher reports:

 

After three days of deliberation, ...
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Bearing Witness

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

Soul-Farewell
In our Farewell episode, we look back at what Bearing Witness has meant to Anthony and Georgia and some of the moments that made it special. We also look ahead to where hosts see themselves moving forward. From, now, Pastor ...
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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


🎥VIDEO: One Year Later at Phelps Park


The sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

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.