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Clark Shooting, Racial Disparities Fuel Grilling Of Minneapolis City Council Candidates

Anthony Newby - Neighborhoods Organizing For Change

Community anger in north Minneapolis over the police shooting of Jamar Clark is a force in the 2017 Minneapolis City Council races. That was apparent this past Thursday as activists and residents an opportunity to directly question City Council candidates about stopping police violence. Continue Reading →

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Unlike Donald Trump, Jill Stein Advocates For Citizen Control Over Police – Video Of Full Event In Minneapolis

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On the same night Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was calling for more police to “restore law and order” in minority neighborhoods, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was taking a much different approach. Continue Reading →

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Lawsuits Expected Friday Over Minneapolis Charter Amendments Rejection

Fight For $15 Supporters Jam City Minneapolis City Council Meeting

Groups behind charter amendments to raise the minimum wage to $15 and hold police accountable for violent acts say the Minneapolis City Council has no authority to block the amendments from the general election ballot. Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis Voters Could Decide On Gradually Raising Minimum Wage To $15

Minimum wage charter amendment petition rally

If the legal questions can be resolved, Minneapolis is likely to hold a referendum this November on gradually raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. A second charter amendment aimed at reducing illegal or inappropriate use of police force is also likely to be on the ballot. Continue Reading →

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


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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Police Harassment, Workers Rights Issues Getting Minneapolis Leaders Attention

Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Presentation

Neighborhoods Organizing For Change Field (NOC) Organizer Mike Griffin led a “people’s state of the union” presentation at Minneapolis City Hall that outlined systemic labor issues for low-wage workers and how certain city laws are being abused by police to harass minorities. Continue Reading →

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Redlining: Banks Still Restricting Home Loans In “Non-White” Areas


A new report shows that from 2009 to2012, people in predominantly non-white Minneapolis neighborhoods such as Near North and Camden were three times more likely to be denied loans – - regardless of what race the person was who applied for the loan. “The lack of access to credit continues to plague communities of color in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area,” says Myron Orfield from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity. (More…) Continue Reading →

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New Members Take Seats On Minneapolis Council; Mayor Vows To End Racial Gaps


A new era in Minneapolis and Minnesota politics began Monday (Jan. 6) as seven new City Council members — including the first Latina, the first Somali and the first Hmong-American to be elected to the 13-member body — were sworn in and new Mayor Betsy Hodges called for an end to the “gaps” between white people and people of color in the city. Continue Reading →

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How Much Did Police Raid on Occupy-Backed Cruz Home Cost Mineapolis?

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“We want to know how much this cost,” said Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and Occupy Homes activist Anthony Newby following the Minneapolis Police and Hennepin County Sheriffs raid on the Cruz house yesterday. Continue Reading →

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“There’s so much good on the north side”

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Natasha Mitchell misses North Minneapolis. The 38-year-old mother of two had to leave the neighborhood after the house they were renting was struck by last year’s tornado, leaving serious water and mold damage in every corner. Continue Reading →

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