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Equity

Discovering an Obscure Black Underground Railroad Leader in Minnesota

Saint Paul may have been a more important stop on the Underground Railroad than previously thought.

Dr. Catherine Squires: Stress Among Black Women in Academia

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Tell them you appreciate their work and be ready — start practicing now — to show that support in the bright light of day, in the glare of media spotlights, and under the florescent bulbs of the conference room.

Court Judgments Against Landlords

HavenBrook Homes and Progress Residential In December 2023,…

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Minnesota Women Labor Journalists Uplifted Working People for Decades

I’m still learning about the writers I’ve mentioned here, many of whom are left out of the usual lists of pioneering journalists and women.
Flowers

Restoring (Some of) Turtle Island

According to the TRUTH Project research, the U.S. government paid the Dakota two cents per acre in 1851. Circle News reported the land was then sold for 251 times that amount.

Developing the Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Studies show that when students participate in ethnic studies, they are more engaged when their curriculum reflects diverse — not monolithic — backgrounds.

Why Do We Let Our Bosses Control Our Health Care?

If we don’t have enough nurses to care for us at our most vulnerable, that’s not good for any of us. We should be regulating that just like we regulate child care, where there can only be so many infants per adult.

Perspectives from the Anti-Authoritarianism 22nd Century Congress

The recent global 22nd Century Congress conference held in Minneapolis featured many days of conversations about how to address authoritarianism and co-create a more democratic system that supports a pluralistic society. Here are a few highlights from the conversations.

Source to Sea, Safely

In 2024, Devin A. Brown plans to become the first Black woman to kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River. She’s not doing it alone.

The Value of Sharing Neighborhood Stories in Duluth

People in the Hillside feel a great sense of pride, vibrancy, and beauty, while at the same time they recognize significant challenges, dangers, and concerns.

A Touch of Klass

If I can help even one child silence that negative voice of limitation, this initiative will be worth it.

When Cultures Combine: The LinkingLeaders Partnership

“As the demographics of our communities change, and as we develop this multiracial identity, and our communities are merging, it’s important to have a broader understanding of our shared history — even though we’re still quite segregated in Minnesota."

The Emerging Story of Brooklyn Center

How community leadership led to funding and citywide engagement

Images from the Chisholm Juneteenth Celebration

Getting to know ourselves better. A glimpse of Minnesota communities: Juneteenth in Chisholm, and North Minneapolis.

What Can Feminists Make of the Eugenicist History of Abortion?

How free is the choice to have an abortion when disability is imagined to mean the end of potential?