The stated goal of Village Financial on its website is to “serve the underserved Black community of North Minneapolis, who have been preyed upon and excluded from the traditional financial institutions.”
The photos you won’t see are the ones that have not been taken, of entire families huddled together in one small tent, of people sitting in chairs holding their heads in their hands and staring at the ground in desperation, of little kids with haunted and lost eyes, of judgmental drivers honking.
Located on the fourth floor of the Thor Companies building on the corner of Penn and Plymouth, the museum is a long-time coming first of its kind in Minnesota.
“Forced from Home” includes interactive simulations, virtual reality films, and a 360-degree video dome, all designed to raise awareness about the experience of refugees around the world.
Minneapolis was one of three cities in 2018 to receive funding for a position focused on fighting human trafficking.
As the debate around the city’s housing crisis takes center stage, the organization sees an opportunity to elevate their crusade for better living conditions and landlord accountability.
“The main goal of this position is to bring parks to people and to make sure that everyone has access.”
On Aug. 7, 1988, activists and advocates championed the rights of Kowalski, a high school teacher and coach who’d suffered a debilitating brain injury but was denied basic spousal rights along with her longtime partner, Karen Thompson.
The 5.5-acre farm was started in 2013 by Trust for Public Land, the City of St. Paul and the Wilder Foundation.
Hoffmann is an Anoka-Ramsey Community College communications and media studies instructor, activist, bike advocate, and author of, “Bike Lanes Are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning.”
Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung, a partnership between the Ain Dah Yung Center and Project For Pride In Living, will provide 42 units of permanent housing.
Everyone had a story about subpar living conditions. Still, they all want to stay.
Four days after the exhibit opened, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the so-called travel ban, which — among other things — suspends entry to the U.S. for immigrants from Somalia.
Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed will also look at how housing barriers continue to affect people of color in Minnesota.
Pathways offers some 90 classes, from reiki to meditation to tai chi. All are offered for free. For those navigating the pain, stress, and expense of illness, it can be an oasis.
While many state agencies have long considered job applicants with criminal records, low unemployment and record-high number of retirements have created a unique opportunity.
Monday’s rally outside the Capitol took place at the same time 13 protesters were being arrested inside. Another rally is planned for May 21.
“I would get emails from people who said, ‘I found a place, but we can’t move in for two weeks. … We have to sleep in our car for two weeks.’ Like, they’re almost there,” said Mick Sterling, who came up with the temporary-house idea.
Since the county launched the Career Pathways program, almost half of the new hires coming into the county have been people of color.
The latest fundraiser for the Women of Nations shelter wasn’t your run-of-the-mill charity ball, unless your normal event features body slams, a ladder match and a 20-person battle royal.