Race: Conversations around race and racial justice

Here are the latest on the fight against racism, voices calling for racial justice and in-depth stories on communities of color and other racial issues from MPR News.

Voices of Minnesota Calls for change across the state

Protests and pain The killing of George Floyd

Call To Mind Spotlight on black trauma and policing

Amplifying voices Share your experiences and hopes for the future

Overlooked: Who suffers the most from the opioid epidemic in Minnesota?
A lack of public health data has masked huge racial disparities in overdose deaths from fentanyl and other opioids. Sahan Journal examined more than 240,000 death records to get a clear and startling picture of the epidemic’s toll.
Lino Lakes City Council votes to back 1-year development moratorium, halting Muslim-oriented project
Opponents of the development have concerns about residential density and argue that the development would put too much stress on local infrastructure. Those backing the project say opposition to the project is linked to Islamophobia.
American Airlines CEO aims to ‘rebuild trust’ after Black men removed from flight
CEO Robert Isom vows immediate action following the incident involving eight Black men on a flight from Phoenix to JFK, as well as other alleged accounts of racial discrimination toward passengers.
A sneak peak at Rondo’s Juneteenth
St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood will hold its fourth annual Juneteenth celebration at the Rondo Commemorative Plaza on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
North Star Journey Live: What Happened in Alabama?
Journalist Lee Hawkins returns to his home state of Minnesota for a special North Star Journey Live discussion about his new podcast, What Happened in Alabama?, which examines how to end cycles of trauma for Black Americans.
Historic Lake Street building burned in Floyd protests will reopen on Juneteenth
After three years of restoration, the historic Coliseum Building in south Minneapolis is set to reopen on Wednesday as a part of the Soul of the Southside Juneteenth festival.
Health commissioner: State office dedicated to African American health ‘beacon of hope’
The Office of African American Health, established during last year’s legislative session, focuses on identifying and addressing the health disparities faced by African American communities in the state.
Racist taunts against soccer star Vinícius Júnior land men 8 months in Spanish prison
The taunts and monkey gestures sparked widespread outrage — and led the soccer star and others to say the problems were far bigger than a handful of fans.