After a year marked by trauma, Twin Cities Black communities gathered to mark Juneteenth with music, food, and conversations about justice. Feven Gerezgiher reports
The new federal holiday recognizes the end of slavery in 1865. But activists worry the new holiday is an empty gesture if it isn’t accompanied by meaningful racial progress. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
On June 15, 1920 a white mob killed three young Black men accused of the alleged rape of a white woman. At a Minnesota Humanities Center event on Monday, speakers reflected on the legacy of lynching and racial violence in Minnesota. Feven Gerezgiher repor
On June 3 members of a federal task force shot Smith on top of a parking garage in Uptown. According to authorities, they were attempting to arrest him when he fired his weapon from the vehicle. But according to an eyewitness’ attorney, Smith didn’t have
At PYC Arts and Technology High School, students are learning how to navigate and address police and community violence. The class covers policing past and present, public safety models in other countries, and the role of youth in liberation struggles. Th
This week people marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre on a Black neighborhood, and mourned the loss of 215 Native children whose bodies were found in unmarked graves in British Columbia. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
In response to recent shootings that have left child victims in their wake, volunteers are posted at North Minneapolis hot spots to offer prayers and de-escalate volatile situations. Feven Gerezgiher reports.
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,
Communities of color are often criminalized for their drug use. In the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the defense attributed George Floyd’s death in part to his substance abuse. But the frank manner in which Floyd’s drug use was discussed in court has helped
On the one-year anniversary of his murder by police, George Floyd was remembered in cities across the world. In Minneapolis, the city where he was killed, community members gathered to celebrate his life and reaffirm the fight for justice. Feven Gerezgihe