Diversity

Fargo Amazon facility gets ready for business

"We're receiving our first item on September 19th."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –Fargo’s Amazon facility is getting ready to begin fulfilling orders. With the construction of the new facility complete, orders will soon be ready to be boxed up and shipped to their destinations. “We’re receiving our first item on September 19th. So, that’s when the building will open. We’ll have people in the building and start trying to…

Cass County Sheriff addresses his office’s bias training

"Our office also certifies and trains on less than lethal force options, use of force instruction and scenario based training."

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cass County Sheriff’s office has released a statement regarding policing procedures. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says questions among people throughout the community have risen in regards to the department’s bias training. Jahner says he wants to be transparent and says the training includes anti bias, cultural awareness, de-escalation, diversity, communication, and crisis intervention. “Training is…

NDSU Library Exhibit Aimed At Preaching Diversity And Inclusion

The NDSU Blacks Students Association helped put together the exhibit comprised of pictures, art, and stories

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – In the past, North Dakota State University has made a point of embracing equality, diversity and inclusion. After events across the country last year, they’re increasing their efforts. Inside the campus library sits a new exhibit. It’s designed to showcase a different culture and life experience. “In a place like North Dakota, there’s not too much…

NDSU Asks For Student Input On How Campus Can Be More Inclusive

Students and members of faculty gave ideas that will be used to better diversity

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU’s The Nice Center and Office of Multicultural Programs hosts a workshop inviting students to create dialogue around diversity. The workshop, called NiceX, asks participants a series of questions, including how to create more opportunities for under represented students and how the school can celebrate and welcome more diversity. Some students says that what’s shown on NDSU’s…

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…