Quality Education As A Civil Right: Renewed Push For Page Amendment At The CapitolA proposal to ensure a quality public education as a constitutional right is resurfacing at the Minnesota State Capitol, an effort that supporters say takes on new urgency with the pandemic widening an already vast achievement gap that hurts poorer Minnesota children and students of color.
As Pride Festival Preps Virtual Celebration, Advocates Cheer SCOTUS Ruling On LGBTQ+ EqualityThe first LGBT rights march happened in Loring Park in Minneapolis in June 1972. It would eventually evolve into the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival that now encompasses LGBTQ+, but this year Pride is going virtual.
'Monumental': Minnesota Leaders Applaud SCOTUS Ruling On LGBTQ Worker ProtectionsThe court's 6-3 ruling extends the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion, to include LGBTQ people.
George Floyd's Death Compared To 1770 Death Of Crispus AttucksCrispus Attucks — an African American gunned down by a British soldier in the Boston Massacre of 1770 — is a symbol of entrenched white-on-black violence and oppression.
'It Made Me Cry': Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Responds To Video Of George Floyd's KillingCivil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota “made me cry.”
Minneapolis Police To Be Investigated By State Civil Rights DepartmentThe Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced Tuesday that it will begin an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after filing a civil rights charge related to the death of George Floyd.
Hope In The Struggle: Civil Rights Leader Josie Johnson Reflects On Lifetime Of WorkA Minnesota civil rights leader is detailing her 70-year fight for justice in a new memoir. In "Hope in the Struggle," Josie Johnson looks back on her extraordinary work.
Federal Gov't Probing 'New Information' In Emmett Till SlayingThe federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.
Many Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Serving OthersMany people across the Twin Cities used their day off today to truly honor Dr. King by serving others.
Family, Friends Remember MN Major Killed In AfghanistanA woman who grew up in the Twin Cities was one of six U.S. military members killed Monday in Afghanistan. Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, originally from Plymouth, was killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol near Bagram Airfield.
Plymouth Air Force Major Killed; One Of 1st Openly Gay In MilitaryAn Air Force major from Plymouth was one of seven service members killed by a suicide bomber Monday in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, was part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Twin Cities Muslim Leader Reacts To Trump ControversyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves Monday when he called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S." In his statement, Trump said he wants the shutdown because he says there is great hatred towards Americans by the Muslim population.
Union Members Rally With 4th Precinct ProtestersUnion members are planning to rally in Minneapolis Saturday in support of activists protesting the shooting death of a black man by a city police officer. Labor groups plan to show solidarity with protesters who have been camped out all week since 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis last Sunday.
Republicans In Wis. Defend Transgender Restrictions BillRepublicans pushed Thursday for Wisconsin to become the first state in the nation to prohibit transgender public school students from using a bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify.
Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption LawNative American parents John and Jane Doe -- as their lawyer calls them -- want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.