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The Work Ahead

April 23, 2021 - By Kevin Lindsey

In the span of less than seven years, Minnesota has been the site of several high–profile incidents involving the use of deadly force against African American men by law enforcement.

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Remembering the Women who Shaped my Life

April 14, 2021 - By Mary K. Boyd

I grew up in the Rondo community.  It was a village of community educators.  As I reflect, I am grateful to the women of that village who helped to guide and shape my life.  I remember being told by my mother, “There is nothing that you cannot do if you…

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Black History Month

February 26, 2021 - By Mayor Melvin Carter

In celebration of Black History Month, the Minnesota Humanities Center has asked some of our friends to write essays to share with you their thoughts on black history and culture, as well as on broad issues of racial and social justice. Like a good conversation with friends after a good…

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