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

Wis. governor calls session on police reform; Republicans refuse to show
After police shot Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called state lawmakers to the capital to try to push police reform, but the GOP says they need more time to decide their next steps.
Kenosha mayor says he doesn't want President Trump to visit 'at this point in time'
President Trump is scheduled to visit the Wisconsin city this week to survey damage from recent protests. Mayor John Antaramian says it would be better for him to wait "for another time to come."
Fact check: Trump's and Biden's records on criminal justice
Republicans charge that Americans would not be safe with a President Joe Biden. But murder rates are up this year under President Donald Trump, and both candidates have a mixed record on criminal justice reform.
Trump supporters, protesters clash in Portland; 1 killed
One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Ore., as a large caravan of President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said.
'7 bullets, 7 days': Protesters march for Blake in Kenosha
The protesters chanted “Seven bullets, seven days!” — a reference to the number of times Jacob Blake was shot last Sunday. Several speakers encouraged the crowd to vote for change in November, and to push for legislation in Wisconsin that would lead to police reform.
Chadwick Boseman didn't just play icons. He was one
In a tragically brief but historically sweeping life as an actor, Boseman played men of public life and private pain. Before Friday, we didn’t know he, too, was bearing such a burden.
As Mpls. plans phased reopening of 38th and Chicago, protesters plan to hold their ground
The City Council will soon seek public comment on a plan to open a portion of the intersection where George Floyd was killed. People from the surrounding community say they won’t give up the intersection until the city meets a list of 24 demands.
Thousands gather for March on Washington to demand police reform, racial equality
The "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march comes as frustration over police brutality and use of force have sparked national protests following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd.
No curfew for Friday night in the Twin Cities
Minneapolis and St. Paul do not plan to issue curfews for Friday night. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said, however, the city is prepared to change that if looting or vandalism flares up. Also on Friday, prosecutors filed felony charges against 16 people in connection with widespread looting in the Twin Cities this week.