Diversity

Mayor Tim Mahoney joins in on discussion of race, diversity and tolerance in Fargo

Sunday evening marks the fourth Ubuntu Racial Dialogue in South Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Ubuntu Racial Dialogues were inspired by Fargo’s protest following George Floyd’s death. Joseph Lewis, a recent MSUM graduate and the one who created the recurring event, says although protesting is a powerful way to have your voice heard, sitting down with one another and having a conversation is just as effective, if not more so. The…

A Juneteenth Celebration Sheds Light On Racism

According to the group, over 50 people attended the celebration.

MOORHEAD,- “I knew the cotton fields. I knew the plantations. Now, I see hope.” Hope, Destiny says, for a future where black people are no longer killed or discriminated against solely for the color of their skin. Juneteenth, she adds, represents just that. “You’re celebrating the hope of freedom. The hope of coming out of Bondage. The hope that you…

Finalists For West Fargo Police Chief Talk Police Reform & Diversity

Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Interim Chief Jerry Boyer and Montana State University-Billings Police Chief Denis Otterness got the chance to hear the community voice their concerns. Some of the questions included Having more diversity in law enforcement, police reform and even their talking about their favorite hobbies. Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations between city…

Ubuntu Racial Dialogue serves as safe, peaceful setting for conversations around racial inequality

FARGO, N.D. — As president of MSUM’s Students Internationally Together organization, Joseph Lewis says he’s always been involved in conversations regarding diversity. He created the Ubuntu Racial Dialogue events as a way for the community to come together and simply listen to one another. Most importantly, he says it’s a way for those who’ve been oppressed to have their voices…

AAA Pledges $1 Million To Fight Racial Injustice

The company wants to create and develop programs that will improve social justice and equality in communities.

FARGO, N.D.- The program is still in the early phases. AAA leaders say they are committed to developing a new division in the organization that will focus on promoting social equity. They will also be supporting initiatives that address socioeconomic disparities and advocate for equal justice for people of color. “We’ve always valued diversity, as a matter of fact we have…

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand hopes to see more diversity in city leadership

Strand says he would like more people of color and indigenous people on city boards and commissions

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner John Strand was leading in the Fargo City Commission race as of 9:45 Tuesday night. He says he would like to see more diversity in leadership roles throughout the city’s community. Stand says he would like to see more people of color and indigenous people on boards and commissions in Fargo and the creation…

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…

Educators Learn About Improving Students’ Well-Being at Healthy Schools Summit

There were activities that help educators understand the emotions students go through

FARGO, N.D. — Being healthy is about so much more than just the physical. At the Healthy Schools Summit, educators learn about improving students’ well–being. The theme of the summit is “Head to Toe, Inside and Out: Educating the Whole Child.” Educators learn about everything from grant writing to vaping to physical activity. “We have had an increase in vaping and getting…

Cultural Diversity Resources Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The group was founded in 1994 to serve as a multicultural bridge in the metro

FARGO, N.D. — A group acting as a multi–cultural bridge to New Americans in the metro celebrates its 25th anniversary. Cultural Diversity Resources offered snacks and information about their services and programs as part of an Open House Wednesday. The organization helps people adjust to their new life in the United States while educating others about new cultures. After it was…

Photo Exhibit Celebrates Diversity in F-M Area

It's considered the local version of "Humans of New York"

FARGO, N.D. — You may have heard of the “Humans of New York” project, and there’s actually a version for the Fargo–Moorhead area. A new photo exhibit at the Fargo Public Library downtown showcases people from around the world who now live in the Red River Valley. The community photo project called “The World in Fargo–Moorhead” is made up entirely of…