Reflections on race, one year after Ferguson

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Anthony Newby, Mica Grimm, Michael McDowell
Anthony Newby (right), Mica Grimm and Michael McDowell join MPR News host Tom Weber to reflect on the year since Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo.
Stephanie Curtis | MPR News

August 9 marks one year since Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. It also marks the beginning of a movement — Black Lives Matter — and a national conversation about race, policing and inequality.

At Neighborhoods Organizing for Change's office in north Minneapolis, MPR News host Tom Weber talks with three people — Anthony Newby, Mica Grimm and Michael McDowell — who have been part of the wave of activism in Minnesota after Ferguson.

The group, joined by community members and other activists, reflect on the past year, discuss the spotlight focused on race and policing and look ahead to what's next.

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