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Ongoing community aid efforts in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities community and world at large have been impacted deeply by the killing of George Floyd. In the wake of tragedy, many forms of neighborly support have surfaced. We compiled a list of ongoing mutual aid efforts seeking and offering aid locally. We’ve also included a variety of other ways to support and […]

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MC Longshot on the message of his new EP: ‘Go out, make your change, and fight the fight’

“This feels like we’re actually going forward.” said MC Longshot, while discussing the community’s powerful response to the police killing of George Floyd, and the current momentum in the ongoing fight for racial equity. “That’s the actual, hardcore meaning of movement, so I’m really proud of Minneapolis.” Local Show host, Andrea Swensson, had a conversation […]

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Black-owned music and arts organizations you can support in the Twin Cities

Among music and music-adjacent businesses in the Twin Cities, black-owned businesses are underrepresented. Here are some black-owned or black-run music retailers, venues, theaters, mixed art spaces, and publications enriching the Twin Cities’ art and culture. Music retail Urban Lights is the only black-owned record store in the Twin Cities, and specializes in hip-hop. Urban Lights […]

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Friday Five: Minnesota artists demand systemic change

Art has been a grounding force in the people’s fight for justice throughout history. If you know of a Minnesota music video we should feature in an upcoming post, please let me know: fridayfive [at] mpr.org. Dua Saleh – “Body Cast” Sudanese-American artist Dua Saleh‘s art has never been separate from their activism. On Instagram, […]

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