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Minnesota Changes Lake Calhoun to Original Dakota Name, Bde Maka Ska

The largest lake in Minneapolis was named for John Calhoun, an early U.S. politician and supporter of slavery. 

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Prince to 'Perform' at Minneapolis Concert in April

A digitized version of late musician will appear with a live band at “Prince: Live on the Big Screen.”


Police Shooting of Justine 'Damond' Ruszczyk Exposes a Vicious Double Standard [OPINION]

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Miski Noor argues that the White victim of police violence was afforded a benefit of the doubt that is withheld from Black, Latino, Indigenous and other marginalized people who are disproportionately the targets of state sanctioned violence.

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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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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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Philando Castile is 123rd Black Person Killed by Police This Year

A Minnesota officer shot the 32-year-old man in front of his girlfriend and her daughter.

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Prince's Estate: Possible Release of 'Vaults Full of Music,' New Musical

Estate co-manager Charles Koppelman: “Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored.”

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Minnesota Declares June 7 'Prince Day'

The Purple One would have turned 58 today. 

Publicist Confirms: Prince Dead at 57

The groundbreaking musician was found dead in his home today.

No Indictment for Officers Who Killed Jamar Clark

Black Lives Matter and other activists prepare for protests.

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. 

This City Just Banned Grand Juries for Police-Involved Deaths

Black Lives Matter activists successfully pushed a county prosecutor to forgo the much criticized grand jury process in the quest for #Justice4Jamar.

New Lawsuit Pushes Minnesota Officials to Release Video of Jamar Clark Shooting

Minneapolis police killed Clark in November, prompting hundreds to protest and occupy the local police precinct as they demanded #JusticeForJamar.

You Need to Read Talib Kweli's Response to the Oregon Occupation

The rapper and activist penned a powerful message about the double standards applied to White armed “protesters” and peaceful Black ones.

Charges Filed in Shooting of Black Lives Matter Activists, Group Says They Don't Fit Crime

Four men have been charged with rioting and assault following a shooting that wounded five people protesting with Black Lives Matter—Minneapolis.

Holiday Shopping Boycotts Condemn State Violence Against Blacks and Promote Black Economic Power

People are using hashtags such as #NotOneDime and #RedistributeThePain to indict Black Friday consumerism in the wake of ongoing systemic violence against African-Americans.

ICYMI: 3 Suspects Arrested in Connection With the Shooting of Black Lives Matter Activists

The arrests of three alleged White supremacists came just one day after five Minneapolis activists were shot while protesting the police killing of Jamar Clark.

UPDATE: Minneapolis Cops Who Killed Jamar Clark ID'd, FBI to Investigate

And police donned riot gear and fired rubber bullets and a chemical agent into the crowd outside the Minneapolis Police Department’s fourth precinct building.

In Minneapolis, Columbus Day Becomes Indigenous People's Day

Good on Minneapolis.

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