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#Justice4Jamar doesn’t end with #NoGrandJury
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#Justice4Jamar doesn’t end with #NoGrandJury

By Cristeta Boarini, Twin Cities Daily Planet – Social media lit up on the morning of March 16, as Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that his office would no longer use grand juries to investigate cases in which police use deadly force. More specifically, Freeman announced a grand jury would not be used in…

Commodifed diversity at University of Minnesota
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Commodifed diversity at University of Minnesota

By Kayla Steinberg, Twin Cities Daily Planet After walking up four floors of white marble staircases that looked out onto rows of chandeliers and carved ivory ceilings, I arrived in a small theater at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium. On the top level of the pristine building, a panel discussion was scheduled on Feb….

Minnesota bills address racial disparities
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Minnesota bills address racial disparities

By Cirien Saadeh, Twin Cities Daily Planet The recession might be over, but not for Black Minnesotans. In 2014, the incomes of Black Minnesotans were the lowest they had been since 2008. With the average salary for Black Minnesotans at $27,000 per year, the rate is nothing compared to Minnesota’s average income for all residents…

Everyone is welcome at Good Grocer, a new kind of food marketplace
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Everyone is welcome at Good Grocer, a new kind of food marketplace

[caption id="attachment_25665" align="alignleft"]good-grocerMember Service Co-ordinator Janeth Sanchez organizes members in addition to working check out at Good Grocer[/caption]The small chartreuse and white building on the corner of East Lake Street and Stevens Avenue might be easy to miss, but what goes on inside might well become a model for solving the problem of fresh produce and healthier foods in lower income neighborhoods. The Good Grocer, a new kind of neighborhood co-op that opened June 15, is already getting healthy and affordable food to people in the area.

Isaiah Campbell: Second chance with GED
Education

Isaiah Campbell: Second chance with GED

isaiah campbell 2433I met Isaiah Campbell in early December at a minimum wage rally in front of a McDonalds and Burger King in Northeast Minneapolis. Organized by Minnesotans for a Fair Economy and SEIU, the action called for an increase in minimum wage.

It was a bitterly cold day, one of those days where you dread leaving your house. I was running a behind that day because of the cold and got to the rally 20 minutes after it was supposed to start. Unfortunately, that meant I missed the speakers, one of whom was Campbell.

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