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Champions of Change in Minnesota: Octavia Smith

The Minnesota Freedom Fund board president saw rapid and exponential growth amidst a trying 2020
Houston White, Amáda Márquez Simula, Amira Adawe, Yao Yaj, Taylor Ngiri Seaberg

22 Champions of Change in Minnesota

A deeper look at artists, leaders, farmers, and more fighting for equity, progress, and community

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

“Black Lives Matter” Mural Kicked off George Floyd-Related Art Projects

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum also plans an exhibit of Justice for George Floyd murals

Why Penumbra Theatre Is Becoming a Center for Racial Healing

The 44-year-old theater will still produce plays, but is adding spa-like services and racial-equity work

People Donated Millions After George Floyd’s Killing—What Happens Next?

A look at three Minneapolis-based racial justice GoFundMe campaigns, and the work still to come

Q&A: U of M President on Going Back to School in a New World

A year after taking office, President Joan T.A. Gabel must rethink campus life, from pandemic precautions to police presence
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

Meet Artists Behind the “Black Lives Matter” Street Mural

On Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum hosted a massive undertaking

Garden Rises From Post-Protest Rubble in South Minneapolis

After a GoFundMe for George Floyd’s memorial site, 18-year-old helps launch youth-tended garden

How Black Visions Collective Is Sustaining a Revolution

Co-founder Oluchi Omeoga shares Black Visions’ approach to Twin Cities transformation, from public safety to spaces of healing