Racist, Anti-Semitic Attacks Threaten Twin Cities Targets

Monday, a federal judge sentenced Illinois militia leader Emily Claire Hari to 53 years in jail for the 2017 bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. The sentencing came amidst news of other alleged hate crimes in the Twin Cities.

Upcoming Police Trials: Who Gets to See?

Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd are opposing the broadcast of their upcoming trial. The defense will officially make that request in court on Thursday. Feven Gerezgiher reports.

The Power of Body Cam Footage

The case of a St. Paul man recently acquitted on charges of attempted murder is still raising questions about police and prosecutorial fairness. Feven Gerezgiher reports.

Central Minnesota’s Ties to Slavery

An alleged hate crime in Cold Spring has resurfaced long-standing racial divides in central Minnesota, which some trace back to southern slaveholders who moved to the area.

Black Vendors Offer Alternative to the MN State Fair

The Black Entrepreneur State Fair is designed to support Black businesses. This year’s opening drew over 2000 attendees with bouncy houses, 70 vendors, and live entertainment outside Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Feven Gerezgiher reports

Hennepin County Juvenile Center To Close

Children of color make up a disproportionately large percentage of detention center residents. The Legal Rights Center wants to ensure that, moving forward, youth and their families are supported in community-driven programs, and not shipped out to treatm

Pop-up Marketplaces Support Black-owned Businesses

Recent national data shows Black businesses were more likely than businesses overall to close during the pandemic. Organizers of multiple local pop-up marketplaces are finding one way to support Black-owned businesses moving forward.