Video Replay: United Black MN Legislative Agenda Unveiled

As Minnesota’s painful racial disparities, which Gov. Mark Dayton has pledged $100 million to address, have reached a crisis point, leaders of black communities from throughout Minnesota have come together to create a United Black Legislative Agenda for the 2016 legislative session and beyond. Leaders in the Black community unveiled the agenda and concrete recommendations during a press conference Wednesday.

Video replay of news conference
Video at top: entire news conference
Video below: Highlights of news conference

Speakers include
-Steve Belton, Urban League
-Anthony Newby, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
-Dr. Louis Porter II, Executive Director, Council of Minnesotans of African Heritage
-Jeff Hassan, African American Leadership Forum
-Wintana Melekin, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
-Jason Sole, Minneapolis NAACP
-Asha Long and Mica Grimm, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis
-Mohamed Farah, Somali Community of Minnesota

Legislators in support of the United Black Legislative Agenda also spoke.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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