Minnesota

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

Protestors hold sheet with Philando Castile's face on it, "Long live the king."

Police Release Dashcam Video of Philando Castile Shooting

The footage comes days after former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted for killing Castile.

A cardboard sign with a raised fist reads "Justice for Philando."

Jury: Jeronimo Yanez, the Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile, is Not Guilty of Manslaughter

Jeronimo Yanez, the former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer who fatally shot Castile in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter during a July 2016 traffic stop was also acquitted of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

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Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter

St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Castile on July 6.

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Minnesota Mayor Pledges Protocol Review After Arrest Video Goes Viral

The controversial video shows Larnie Thomas, a Black man, as he is grabbed by a plainclothes officer while walking in the street to bypass construction.

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Philando Castile's Killer Placed Back on Admin Leave Following Outcry

Jeronimo Yanez was put on office duty last week. Protesters were not having it.

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Somali-American Man to Donald Trump: 'I Am No Danger to the Community'

Somali Americans across the country responded to Trump’s allegation during a Maine campaign event that the refugee community drains resources and promotes terrorism.

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Diamond Reynolds on Police Detainment: 'I Was Not Allowed to Talk to Anybody'

Reynolds, who livestreamed a video showing her partner dying from a Minnesota police officer’s bullets, spoke out about the killing and her arrest at an impromptou press conference this morning.

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Minnesota Declares June 7 'Prince Day'

The Purple One would have turned 58 today. 

Minnesota Declares May 23 'Beyoncé Day'

Apparently states can do that. Dope. 

Muslim Communities Fight Cemetery Backlash With Mixed Results

A new article from The Associated Press documents resistance to Muslim cemetery construction in four municipalities across the country. 

Publicist Confirms: Prince Dead at 57

The groundbreaking musician was found dead in his home today.

ICYMI: Peep the Trailer for VICE and Apple Music's New Doc on Native Rappers

You can catch parts one and two of “Reservation Rap” on Apple Music. 

Family of Cambodian Native Killed by Minnesota-Area Police Says He Had No History of Violence

“He could’ve been waving his keys [or] his phone,” says the aunt of Map Kong, a Minneapolis man shot by police in nearby Burnsville last week. 

Minnesota Officials Apologize for 'FMUSLMS' License Plate

The state’s Department of Safety revoked the personalized plate, calling it “offensive and distasteful.”

New Episode of Mic's 'The Movement' Explores Native Community's Fight to Reclaim Health and Tradition

“Food and access to food is definitely used as a weapon to help subjugate.” 

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Minneapolis Teens Trade Hip-Hop Producing Training in Exchange for Homework

An after-school program set up by the North Community YMCA in Minneapolis gives young kids the opportunity to make rap music as a reward for keeping up with their schoolwork

Minnesota Voters Raise Their Diverse Voices for Voting Rights

Minnesota’s Communities of color are changing the narrative about the state’s voter ID amendment.

Minnesota Voter ID Amendment Draws Youth Activists

Minnesota’s voter ID is creating a new generation of activists fighting for social justice. Miracle Randle is one of them.