A Black family in Delano, Minnesota has been forced to leave their brand new dream home less than three months after moving in. On Sunday evening, Latanza Douglas, her husband and their three foster children returned home to see that it had been broken into and covered in racist graffiti and threatening messages.
Philando Castille’s death was live streamed for millions as his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, sat next to him in a car after he was shot by a police officer in Minnesota. It was easily one of the most visible instances of police violence to date.
St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot Castille on July 6, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge.
You may have heard the running joke that “D.W.B.” a.k.a. driving while black is basically a criminal offense in some places. Apparently, the same goes for walking, as a video showed a black man in Edina, MN being arrested for walking in the street.
At some point in the future, fans of the late, great Prince will all be able to go to one place to relish in the celebration of the Purple One. According to Huffington Post, his $10 million Minnesota estate, Paisley Park, will become “the next Graceland” and be turned into a museum in his honor.
“It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy,” Phillips said Maurice Phillips, Prince’s brother-in-law. “Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered.”
To maintain a feeling of novelty, restaurants are often decorated with news clippings and photos from the past. Most of the time, patrons don’t give them a second thought as they have their meal. But a Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota wasn’t so lucky and had to make a public apology after guests found a seriously troubling photo on their table.
According to USA Today, Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were sitting at a table when they looked at their table and saw a picture of a black man being lynched. The bottom of the picture read “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas, on April 12th, 1895” and a caption at the top read “All I said was that I didn’t like the gumbo.”
It’s safe to say that Hillary Clinton is in a close enough race for the presidency that she can’t really afford to dismiss potential voters – unless her aim is to steal some away from the sideshow taking place on the other side of party lines. But that’s not what you’d think her goal was after video surfaced of her recent confrontation with a voter.
Clinton was in Minnesota on Tuesday when a young black woman approached her with questions about past racially insensitive remarks (read: referring to young black people as “super predators”) and about the lack of diversity among elected officials.
Food can be used to pass down traditions and history from one generation to the next and becomes a part of overall culture. It can also be used as a form of oppression. This is the topic of a new investigative report from Mic.