St. Paul School Mulls Dropping Holiday CelebrationsBruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul serves more children of color than white students. That is why Principal Scott Masini wants to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of the student population.
Mpls. Councilmembers Want Decreased Consequences For Minor Pot PossessionA push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.
Minn. Law Enforcement Looking To Adopt 21st Century PolicingThe events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings -- like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden -- have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
Faith Leaders At Capitol To Urge Help For Poor, People Of ColorA multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota's elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.