Neighborhoods Organizing For Change
A fire that destroyed a city block of businesses and historic buildings may have been intentionally set.
The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council’s decision.
Community activists want to fix what they call racial disparities in Minneapolis.
Lurking and spitting on the sidewalk have been against the law for many decades in Minneapolis. Now, some people want the city to repeal those ordinances, saying they promote racial profiling.
Investigators have yet to fin what sparked a fire that damaged five historic buildings in north Minneapolis.
Crews responded to a fire in North Minneapolis Wednesday morning. Few details were immediately available, but the fire was reportedly at Dupont Avenue North and Broadway Avenue North.
Dozens of metro-area community members are hoping their words will create change. The group, “Neighborhoods Organizing for Change,” rallied at Minneapolis City Hall Friday.
African Americans are not experiencing the same economic recovery compared to others in the country, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy. Some organizations say Minnesota is experiencing a crisis level of inequality with wages and jobs.
A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally.
Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.
A Minneapolis man’s home has been saved from foreclosure, and he’s giving part of the credit to Occupy Minnesota protesters.
A local group is saying that big banks, like Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, aren’t doing enough to help families in foreclosure.