Across Minnesota, Nurse-Family Partnership nurses have continued throughout the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests to support first-time, low-income moms with telehealth visits providing nursing assistance and vital emotional support.
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Technology has helped bring far-flung people together: The world is marching in unison through a common Black Lives Matter banner.
When it comes to reopening in the fall, it can be easy to ask people to risk their lives if those making the decisions don’t face the same risk.
Minnesotans must urge the Department of Commerce, legislators, and our attorney general to keep an eye out to protect payments of nearly $385 million from the nationwide judgment for consumers — especially our most vulnerable Minnesotans on Medical Assistance and in MinnesotaCare.
Far too often, we have seen regulators cut corners and skew the process in favor of the multibillion-dollar conglomerates that own Twin Metal and PolyMet, Antofagasta and Glencore.
These are the kinds of solutions that everyone should be creating to solve the problems in the MPD, from the bottom up and the inside out.
COVID-19’s uneven march across humanity demonstrates that homelessness increases vulnerability to infection.
The recent media narrative obscures the political impetus behind the transformation and the collateral damage in lives lost.
Today, 44 states, representing 71% of U.S. students, have science education standards that include climate change in some form. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that climate change is only a science topic.
Of the $2.3 trillion stimulus package, over half of it was acquired by businesses ($600 billion to large cap businesses and $600 billion to small businesses). Only $610 billion was sent to households.
Unless systematic and sustained efforts are expended toward addressing hurts, structural inequalities and violent past human rights abuses in the U.S., dismantling or defunding the police alone will not work.
We have cheapened the national anthem’s significance by playing it in places and at times that are quite unnecessary.
My student is atoning for what his grandfather did. Where is our responsibility for four centuries of slavery, racism, lynchings, and inequity in education, poverty, health, housing, and every single aspect of life?
The demand for health insurance company bailouts and news reports about a surge of pandemic-related applications for Medicaid and Minnesota Care programs reveal once again the chronic failures of our inefficient employer-based private health care system.
This must be a moment to collectively recognize and address racism as a crisis that demands our attention and a true commitment to long-term change.
The use of tear gases for crowd control is rampant, but there exists a significant gap in our knowledge about the effects of these chemicals on an individual’s health.
In the fall, if only some students can come into each classroom, spaced 6 feet apart, consider who those students could be.
To achieve justice, we must get creative and learn from alternative systems past and present. Most of all, we must listen to the communities that have been most subject to militarized control and systemic neglect.
Who were they? They exploited our grief, and cost the heart and soul of this city a lot.
The governor has launched a human rights investigation into the MPD, but that does not go far enough. We also need a nonpartisan commission that specifically focuses on who we have leading our police departments.