BLACK LIVES MATTER

People rally for the Kyle Rittenhouse case to be tried at the federal level

"The verdict just further makes clear that neocolonialism is alive and well."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People holding flags and signs rallied outside Fargo’s Federal Courthouse against the recent verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. They are calling for the case to be tried at the federal level. “Had I been in Kyle’s position or anybody else of a darker complexion been in Kyle’s position, and we murdered two people, shot a…

Candlelight vigil honors Anyiwei Maciek

Maciek helped organize marches for the Black Lives Matter movement in the Fargo area.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People come together at a candlelight vigil honoring a Fargo woman. The vigil celebrates the life of 23-year-old  Anyiwei Maciek who helped organize and push marches for the Black Lives Matter movement throughout the Fargo area. That includes the march in May 2020 in Fargo following George Floyd’s death. Maciek unexpectedly passed away earlier this month…

People gather at NDSU as Chauvin is found guilty: “Finally, justice has been served”

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Emotions ran high outside of North Dakota State University’s Memorial Union Tuesday afternoon as Derek Chauvin was found guilty by a jury. “Finally. Finally, justice has been served today,” said Faith Shields-Dixon with Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead. Shields-Dixon says protests and calls for change over the past year have finally paid off, but the work doesn’t…

BLM Protest in Response to “White Lives Matter” Flyer

A controversial flyer made its way around town and sparked up community activists.

FARGO, N.D.-(KVRR) People made it their mission to dismiss hate and racism in the city of Fargo with a counter protest to a “White Live Matter” rally that was planned for this weekend. KVRR’s Clare Allen was there with the activists downtown and gives us a closer look. “No hate no KKK no racist USA” “Treat everybody equal.”  Community activists…

Students and community march to end hate against Asian Americans at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Students at North Dakota State University come together to shed light on social issues plaguing our country. Stop Asian hate, black lives matter and love wins are some of the statements shared by student activists as they marched around campus for equality. In light of the recent spa shootings in Atlanta, the Asian American community and…

Bresciani promises aggressive, quick response to racist social media posts

NDSU PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS "DEEPLY APPALLED" BY THE CONDUCT

Dean BrescianiFARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani is promising to respond “thoroughly and aggressively” to racist social media posts by some NDSU students. A group of NDSU students has been recently posting the remarks on Snapchat. Breciani says “hate speech” is antithetical to what the university stands for.  He says that while “hate speech” is constitutionally…

Advocates continue to push for renaming Woodrow Wilson High School

Several speakers addressed the school board at Tuesday's meeting to urge them to change the name because of Wilson's racist history.

FARGO, N.D. — Changing the name of Woodrow Wilson High school seems like a no-brainer to many. “Wilson’s horrific record of segregating the federal government, firing African Americans, doing nothing to prevent racial violence and arresting hundreds of thousands of people for allegedly criticizing the government is clear,” said advocate Jim Shaw. Despite the clarity of Wilson’s racist past, the…

West Fargo man facing criminal charges from protest dies

Michael Griffin was arrested after the May 30th after the Black Lives Matter protest for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. His family is hurt that he was dealing with these charges during the time of his death and wants his side of the story told.

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man facing criminal charges for his actions during the May 30 Black Lives Matter protest has passed away. 47-year-old Michael Griffin was arrested for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after he allegedly struck a protester with his vehicle and drove three blocks with the man still on his car. Griffin’s family maintains his innocence and…

Local Organizations React To Kenosha Shooting And Share Racial Profiling Story

OneFargo is marching Saturday morning at ten at Island Park to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake.

FARGO-MOORHEAD.- Sadness, frustration, anger. “Not only are we in a pandemic, but we are in a fight against our lives as black people in this community,” one of the organizers of Black Lives Matter Faith Shields-Dixon said. Emotions that keep replaying like a broken record every time a black life is lost or hurt after an encounter with police. “Very…

David Zibolski Talks Goals And Possible Challenges If Selected As Police Chief

The Fargo City Commission will meet on Monday to decide if Zibolski will become the next police chief.

FARGO, N.D.- David Zibolski has accomplished a number of goals serving as the Police Chief of the Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department since 2016. He says he’s ready for new opportunities in a larger department. “We’re very impressed with the city, its operations, its staff, its personnel, the police department and the community and I thought it would be a great…