Today, July 6, marks the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Philando Castile. Castile was killed during a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, MN. From vigils and protests to artwork and exhibits, the state continues to mourn and celebrate the memory of the late St. Paul Public Schools cafeteria supervisor. The City of Falcon […]
Hundreds of people filled the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) main lobby on June 16 for the opening of a historic exhibit combining community, equity, and art. The exhibit, “Art and Healing: In the Moment,” pays homage to Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by police almost two years ago in Falcon Heights, Minn.
According to a CNN investigation released last week, it turns out those bots had also posed as BLM Minneapolis after the police shooting of Philando Castile in July 2016.
Philando Castile will be honored in a new Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) exhibition entitled “Art and Healing: In the Moment” starting in June.
Protesters rally, march, vow to keep up the pressure Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau’s resignation Friday at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges marked a dramatic end to an intense week. In a released statement, the mayor said that she had “lost confidence” in Harteau’s leadership and “it is clear that she has lost the […]
Around 250 people showed up Friday, June 7 outside of the Falcon Heights City Hall for a planned lantern release celebration to honor the life and memory of Philando Castile. The event was organized by the Castile family for community members who were unable to attend the Celebration of Life Anniversary gathering held at Gibbs […]
It’s been nearly a year since Philando Castile was stopped, shot and killed in Falcon Heights, Minnesota by Jeronimo Yanez. Last week’s release of the dashcam footage by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the Ramsey County attorney’s office did not unearth anything new, said Castile’s cousin Antonio Johnson. “We already knew the evidence […]
On a seemingly appropriate cloudy Friday afternoon, just minutes before sprinkles of rain fell, many reporters, community members and what seemed like the entire nation, waited outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in downtown St. Paul for the verdict in the case against former Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Around 2:35 pm on June 16, an individual […]
The emotions expressed among community members that Jeronimo Yanez, now a former St. Anthony police officer, was acquitted Friday of all charges in the killing of Philando Castile, were nearly unanimous: Everyone is angry. Minneapolis NAACP President Jason Sole on MPR called the verdict a result of a “fake trial” because it’s rare that a […]
Law enforcement panel cut short as tensions rise By Ivan B. Phifer Contributing Writer “We are tired of hearing a bunch of lies, and that’s all we are hearing,” said an emotional James Clark, the biological father of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who died November 15 last year at the hands of Minneapolis police. This […]