The Love, Hope, Rise Coalition, consisting of over thirty Minnesota organizations, came together to organize a family-friendly march on Saturday, January 14. Community members met at the Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul where they had speakers and a mini-social justice fair, which included art and sign making. Organizers from groups including East Side Freedom … [Read more...]
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In this 1994 photo, celebrants and supporters join in a toast with the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the inauguration of Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, the first African American and first woman leader of the city, along with her husband, Steve. Sayles Belton served two terms as mayor from 1994-2000 after stints on the Minneapolis City Council and terms as president of the … [Read more...]
By Chris Juhn Contributing Photographer The Standing Rock Sioux celebrated a victory on Sunday, December 4 when Jo-Ellen Darcy, the U.S. Army's assistant secretary, announced that they would not be approving the easement that is required for Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to tunnel under the Missouri River. Darcy mentioned they plan on doing an Environmental Impact Survey … [Read more...]
Percussionist, singer/songwriter and longtime Prince protégé and musical collaborator, Sheila E., paid homage to Prince and his legacy of charitable giving with the "Purple Philanthropy" concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall Oct. 23. Sheila's father, jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo, members of Prince's family, ex-wife Mayte and other Prince associates, plus young local … [Read more...]
Over 100 protesters rallied Saturday to protest racial profiling by police, and specifically the treatment of a Black pedestrian by an Edina police officer last week. On Oct. 12, Larnie Thomas, a Black man, was videotaped being stopped and grabbed by the back of his jacket by White Edina police officer Tim Olson while walking on the side of the road in Edina. Olson, who … [Read more...]