The Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said she launched an investigation after allegations that police went too far, even potentially harming a young boy, while monitoring a rally outside city hall Wednesday evening.
Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she’s trying to overcome her critics who think she’s too focused on police brutality issues.
St. Paul Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting Wednesday that took the life of 24-year old Marcus Golden. Police were responding to a woman’s complaint about getting death threats in text messages from Marcus when they say he drove at them. Marcus was shot and killed.
The man who was shot and killed by St. Paul Police has been identified as Marcus Golden. St. Paul Police say a man drove his vehicle at officers in the parking lot on University Avenue East.
The NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.
Some church and NAACP members say they want to try something new to curb shootings and gang related activity in Minneapolis. The organizers say they want to hold a dialogue with at least 600 black men from Minneapolis at Greater Friendship Baptist Church within the next month.
Cellphone video of a black Minnesota man’s arrest is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded, and now a civilian police review board is looking into the incident. Chris Lollie, 28, says he was doing nothing wrong when he was sitting in a St. Paul skyway in January.
Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
A Minneapolis state legislator wants a bust of a Minnesota civil rights pioneer at the State Capitol. State Rep. Joe Mullery has introduced a bill seeking to bestow the honor on Nellie Stone Johnson.
The president and CEO of the NAACP will be in the Twin Cities Friday night to speak at a national convention on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
A man who was beaten by St. Paul Police joined his lawyer and leaders from the NAACP and African American Leadership Council at Lewis Park in St. Paul on Saturday, the same place where police arrested Hightower four days ago.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit against the state’s controversial new voter identification law.
Members of the NAACP will rally at the Capitol to show solidarity with public employees and union members around the country.
Police say they believe a Duluth man made two false claims to a 911 operator: that someone else inflicted his gunshot wound and that a black man was among the purported assailants.
One day after the superintendant of Minneapolis schools outlined her proposal for closing North High, the head of the local NAACP called on parents to pull their kids out of Minneapolis schools altogether.
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