Public Safety Bill Not a Priority in Special Session

Legislators are first tackling less contentious issues, in order to prevent a government shutdown. GOP Senator Paul Gazelka says there is only so much Republicans will compromise on when it comes to policing. Feven Gerezgiher reports.

St. Paul Embarks on Reparations Initiative

Eleven mayors from across the country – including Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter – have launched an initiative pledging reparations for American descendants of slavery. The coalition is pushing for federal reparations legislation, while also committing to

Juneteenth in the Twin Cities

After a year marked by trauma, Twin Cities Black communities gathered to mark Juneteenth with music, food, and conversations about justice. Feven Gerezgiher reports

Juneteenth Now a Federal Holiday

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.

Remembering the Duluth Lynching

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

North Mpls High School Class Examines Public Safety

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

Buried History Resurfaces

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.

What is Racial Reckoning: the Arc of Justice?

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,