Yearly Archives: 2015

Black Lives Matter Stopped Minneapolis “From Burning To The Ground” Says NAACP Leader

Nekima Levy-Pounds NAACP-Black Lives Matter

“They have no idea about the number of people that we were able to stop from doing things that would have been harmful and destructive out of rage.” — Nekima Levy-Pounds NAACP Minneapolis President Continue Reading →

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Policy Changed After Study Finds Racial Bias In Metro Transit Policing

Metro Transit Officer Tosses Draon Armstrong To Ground

Metro Transit will now warn instead of ticket people the first time they don’t pay their fare. The change comes after study found police are more likely to cite instead of warn African American and Native American people when they don’t pay their fare. Continue Reading →

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Mall Of America Target Again For Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Protest At Mall Of America

Black Lives Matter is threatening to protest at the nation’s largest shopping mall during one of the busiest shopping days of the year if its demands are not met, including the release of video surrounding the police shooting of Jamar Clark. Continue Reading →

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DFL Congressional Candidates Differ On Guns, Abiding By Endorsement- Full Debate Video And Transcript

DFL CD2 Candidates Debate On TPT's Almanac

The first public debate between the three candidates seeking the DFL endorsement for Minnesota’s only open congressional seat brought out sharp differences on gun laws and raised the possibility that one of the well-funded candidates could make a primary run if she doesn’t get the endorsement of party delegates. Continue Reading →

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Man Claims Police Threatened Him After White Supremacists Shot Him

Shooting victim Wesley Martin and his Advocate Jermaine Alexander

When you’re the victim of a shooting you expect the police to help you, not threaten you. But that’s what Wesley Martin says happened to him after a group of white supremacists opened fire on him and four other Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis on November 23. Continue Reading →

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Barricaded Police Station Symbol Of Separate But Unequal Minneapolis

Barricaded 4th Precinct Police Station

Minneapolis has put up a prison like barricade around a police station in the wake of Black Lives Matters protests. “What are they trying to keep out?” ask the protesters who want the “disturbing” barricade removed and more transparent investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black man. Continue Reading →

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Respect in Reporting project provides a new lens for my reporting

The pressure on journalists to get a stories up faster, and to craft language and headlines that generate clicks not sell papers, has changed journalism. These changes often lead to sensationalized reporting, assumptions about people and facts, and a lack of respect in reporting that contributes to white supremacy, transphobia, and the dehumanization of people. To minimize the lack of respect in a changing media culture, Press Pass TV launched Respect in Reporting, a media justice campaign. Dr. Cara Berg Powers presented the Respect in Reporting campaign in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. Continue Reading →

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Read And Watch The MN GOP CD2 Debate-Full Transcript And Video

Jason Lewis, Pam Myhra, David Gerson, John Howe and David Benson-Staebler debate

Read the transcript and/or watch the video as five Republicans running for Minnesota’s only open congressional seat answer questions including how will they say “no” to solve budget problems? Continue Reading →

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AFSCME Says Walker Methodist Health Center Trying To Bust Union

Union Workers Rally Outside Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis

Workers at Walker Methodist Health Center are fighting management again to keep their union — and at the same time try to negotiate for a living wage. A rare employer-initiated election to decertify the union will likely happen sometime in December. Continue Reading →

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