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Don’t Let the Moment Pass, says civil rights leader Josie Johnson

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Story and Video by Bill Sorem
Josie Johnson spoke at the Minneapolis League of Women Voters 2019 Annual Meeting in North Minneapolis. Johnson, active civil rights leader, former acting director of the Minneapolis Urban League, University vice president and provost, and the first Black Regent at the University of Minnesota spoke to LWV members and friends at the Annual Meeting, June 11, 2019. (more…) Continue Reading →

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NCRT Didn’t “Wander in Circles” Following North Minneapolis Tornado, Says Louis King

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with NCRT Leader Louis King

Following last year’s May 22 tornado that devastated North Minneapolis, a coalition of nearly 60 local organizations came together to form the Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) to confront both the short-term and long-term needs. Continue Reading →

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

Click on Photo to Hear Interview with Natasha Mitchell

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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Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Across Downed Power Lines, Broken Trees

Click on Photo to Watch Scenes from North Minneapolis Block Party

A lot has been done, but there’s more to do to recover from the Minneapolis tornado that happened one year ago. Residents on the 3000 block of Logan in North Minneapolis were among many who came to each other’s aid following the May 22 tornado. Continue Reading →

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Does North Minneapolis Need Pie in the Sky Ideas or Roofs Overhead?

Click Photo to Hear Opinions on How the City Should Help North Minneapolis

Nearly a year after the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis, opinions vary greatly on what the poverty-stricken community needs most from local and state government. Should the City introduce “pie in the sky” ideas or focus on more immediate problems? Continue Reading →

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“US Bank and Wells Fargo Throw Families onto the Street”

Click on Photo to View Video of Tax Day Protest Against Big Banks

More than a hundred demonstrators marched on Tax Day to Wells Fargo’s headquarters, where they held a spirited rally, posted a “bill” for “$21.6 billion Wells Fargo owes the 99%”, and asked the bank to pay its fair share in taxes. Continue Reading →

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