The Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several black former players about their experiences with discrimination.
Rondo Days, one of the largest African American festivals in the Twin Cities, takes place Saturday in St. Paul. Rondo Avenue, considered the “main street” of the vibrant African American community in St. Paul, was torn up in the 1960s to make way for Interstate 94.
Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.
So many of you were looking to listen again to the discussion with Peter Bell on WCCO. Thanks for listening to us on your drive home!
Five noteworthy events celebrate African Americans’ contributions to the history and culture of Minnesota.
Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime.
Unemployment in the United States currently sits at 8.5 percent – the lowest it’s been in three years. That statistics, however, does not ring true for Minnesota’s African-American community.
A conservative group says blacks and Hispanics are more likely to get admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison even though they have lower average test scores than whites and Asians.
A new federal lawsuit claims that for at least two years, dozens of Red Wing High School students mocked African-Americans during homecoming week by wearing low-slung pants, oversized sports jerseys and flashing gang signs.
African-American leaders will gather in Minneapolis on Monday evening to hear results from a three-year initiative aimed at improving the health of African-American men in the Twin Cities. It’s called Barbershop Conversations.