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

In Focus: The Future of Policing
The police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin has brought new urgency to the discussion over the role police and police departments play in communities. MPR News hosted an online event to talk about what changes are needed.
 Minneapolis under curfew again after businesses looted, vandalized
The curfew will run from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday. "Let's restore order. Let's restore peace," Mayor Jacob Frey implored residents. "Stay in, stay safe and please help us all bring about peace." St. Paul will also have a curfew in effect for the same duration.
Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1
Prosecutors on Thursday charged a white 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.
'Tired of the killings': Pro athletes refuse to play amid racial injustice protests
Professional sports players in the NBA, MLB, NFL, WNBA and MLS protested the police shooting of Kenosha, Wis., resident Jacob Blake. The players refused to play to raise social justice awareness.
Mpls. mayor imposes curfew, National Guard activated to quell unrest
Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew effective 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night in downtown after people broke windows to stores and looted some. Police and community leaders tried to tamp down rumors about a police shooting, after a man shot himself.
Yes, women could vote after the 19th Amendment — but not all women. Or men
The 19th Amendment secured all women the right to vote, but in practice many women of color were excluded. This continues to resonate today with voter suppression among marginalized communities.
Can a ‘pandemic pod’ stem the widening education gap? One neighborhood group wants to try
As many schools go virtual, families have been organizing spaces and interviewing private tutors who would run smaller makeshift classrooms at home or other sites away from crowded school buildings. But in light of concerns about widening inequities, one Minneapolis neighborhood is using the pod model to help students who would fall behind without additional support.
Illinois teen charged in fatal shooting of 2 Kenosha protesters
The 17-year-old suspect is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Kenosha police said the shootings took place on the third night of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.