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Commentary: Why Minnesota Women STILL Do Not Have Equal Rights

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For the second year in a row, equal rights in Minnesota was pushed off by legislators until the final day of session — and did not get a final vote.

June 2 Forum: “Let’s Talk Black Women’s Mental Health”

  When Dr. Catherine Squires returned to our website…

Legacy Story: African American Moms: Community Must Invest in Youth (1998)

“We bought these children into the world. We feel their pain and share it with them.”

A Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health and Academia

In my mind, it was simply "let me get through it."

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,…

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.
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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.