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Twin Cities community prayer service to honor and reflect on Charleston shootings

Emanuel AME Church

For many Black churches Wednesdays are usually designated as a day or evening for Bible studies and prayer services. But this Wednesday, June 24, will recognize and put into perspective the tragic events of a week ago at Charleston, South Carolina’s historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church. The community prayer vigil will be held at Wayman A.M.E. Church, 1221 7th Avenue in North Minneapolis at 7 pm. Continue Reading →

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Twin Cities clergy call for healing after Charleston church killings

rev. Stacey  Smith

“We’ve come to understand that terrorism is something that happens from people who have a large agenda beyond a small setting. A hate crime is specific, intentional and can be wicked,” said Rev. Stacey Smith, St. James’ pastor.
“I don’t know if there is a difference” between a hate crime and a terrorist act, admitted Zion Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Brian Herron. “If you commit a terrorist act, you commit it because of hate. I certainly know that this is terrorism and it’s hate. I think they are one and the same.” Continue Reading →

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Still hanging: reflections of the Washburn hate crime



By Dr. K. Stanley Brooks

Guest Commentator


Do the lives of people of color have value in Minnesota or our country as a whole? The question stems from the substantial daily amount of psychological and physical violence and intense force in their direction. Violence in the United States is undoubtedly a characteristic of the “American” way of life. The narrative of how relevant this characteristic of violence has been in the lives of people of color is disregarded in many settings, especially schools. Children often reflect the racial unresolved issues of the elders, the adults. Continue Reading →

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