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Video Replay – Sanders Forum Focuses On The Black Experience In Minnesota

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Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders talks about racial issues at an event billed as “Black Forum MN” and takes some heat from a co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Continue Reading →

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Black Lives Matter Needs A “Specific Goal” To Succeed Says Sen. Bakk

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk

Sen. Tom Bakk says Black Lives Matter will peter out like the Occupy Wall Street movement unless it comes up with a specific goal. And a legislative solution to economic and racial disparities will take some study. Continue Reading →

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Video Replay: “Making A Murderer” Defense Attorney Discusses Avery Case

Dean Strang- Making A Murderer Defense Attorney

Is our criminal justice fair? That’s been one of the central questions among Minnesota lawmakers as they figure out how to deal with a growing prison population and is also at the center of a Netflix documentary series called “Making a Murder.” The defense attorney in the case speaks to Minnesota lawmakers. Continue Reading →

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Schools Allowing Apple To Spy On Your Kids — These Lawmakers Want It To Stop

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Apple’s iPad lease agreement with schools allows it to gather students names and birth date as well as track how the iPad is used. Privacy advocates say “It’s essentially the government using their power to coerce individual students into data sharing arrangements with private companies.” Continue Reading →

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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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