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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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Storying the Mississippi

Introduction written by Kristy Ornelas For the majority of my life, the faces I saw recreating and educating on the

  • 06/25/2021
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Reader Exercise: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

As Minneapolis in particular faces greater scrutiny about public safety leading up to the 2021 city elections, we are exploring the data about crime and potential solutions for prevention.

  • 06/14/2021
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Update: Uprising Charges

About 40 percent of the people charged with felonies by Ramsey or Hennepin County — 31 out of 81 — are from outside the Twin Cities.

  • 05/29/2021
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Conversation With Robin Wonsley Worlobah

Racial capitalism thrives off the exploitation of our lives, labor, and natural resources.

  • 05/25/2021
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Who Frames the Narrative? (part 2)

As a scholar who researches media coverage of police and protests, I believe Toledo’s death exposes a blind spot in journalism: a tendency to go with the “police said” narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right.

  • 05/05/2021
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Learning How to Be an Ally: Reforming Policing & Punishment

How do we reimagine the work of reducing poverty, supporting mental health services, and dealing with trauma to minimize substance abuse and violence, in order to diminish the need for police to step in as an end to those consequences?

  • 04/30/2021
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Riot or Resistance? (Part 1)

Danielle Kilgo is a researcher now based at the University of Minnesota focused on how media contributes to uneven power dynamics and diversity issues, including police brutality and social movements against violence and racism. This is the first of a two-part essay, published with her permission, that combines commentaries she published at The Conversation.

  • 04/28/2021
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Action = Change: Police Reform Legislation

April 30 — Axios update on police reform at the legislature The details: The DFL’s public safety package includes limiting traffic

  • 04/22/2021
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My Perspective From BLM Protests

No matter whose name we are chanting, or whom we are demanding justice for, the fact remains: There is always someone we are demanding justice for.

  • 04/20/2021
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Learning From Global Thought Leaders

Editor Mikki Morrissette recently attended the global, virtual @SkolFoundation three-day conference focused on “Closing the Distance.” Here are a few

  • 04/17/2021
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April 7: Advocacy Updates from WoMN Act

Advocacy updates related to equity and justice

  • 04/07/2021