Navigating race, class and communities in 2019

A girls sits in a salon chair as a man, woman and boy stand around her.
Melissa Taylor, owner of Beauty Lounge Minneapolis, gives tips about combing natural hair to Mark Myhre on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

MPR News’ race, class and communities team focuses on covering issues that expand the narrative of what it means to be Indigenous, working class or a person of color in Minnesota.

MPR News senior reporter Riham Feshir and editor Laura Yuen join the program and share some of their most memorable stories from 2019. They include one about how substance abuse is stigmatized in the Muslim community; another on vocal training for transgender people, and a story about a former CIA worker who helped bring the Hmong to America.

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