police brutality

Activists speak up ahead of Chauvin’s trial

"You should know better being a police officer, you should be held to a higher standard than the average citizen and the sheer disregard for another human being's life is intolerable."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Ahead of the start of Derek Chauvin’s trial, activists throughout the FM metro are seeking justice. “Today is a message of solidarity for the families of victims of police brutality, specifically George Floyd’s family as the trial begins March 8th. We’re here to let them know that they’re not alone in their cries for justice that…

College art display sends strong message on police brutality

The display calls for the attention to the unarmed black and brown lives lost due to heavy police violence

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  In concurrence with Martin Luther King Junior Day, Concordia College displays a moving art piece to bring awareness of police brutality towards minority groups. The Tunnel of Oppression is located in the Knutson Campus Center atrium. The display calls for the attention to the unarmed black and brown lives lost due to heavy police violence from research…

14 arrested at Minneapolis protest against police brutality

Protesters blocked intersections, spray-painted storefronts and threw signs in the streets

MINNEAPOLIS – Police say 14 people were arrested after a few dozen protesters demonstrated against police in Minneapolis. Protesters blocked intersections in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday night, spray-painted storefronts, shot off firecrackers and threw traffic signs and debris into the streets. Authorities say fires were seen that appear to have been set by the group. As officers approached, some demonstrators…

MSUM’s Dia de los Muertos altar pays respects to victims of police brutality

The altar features information on victims of police brutality and violence as well as resources for students on the topic

MOORHEAD, Minn. –  Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Diversity and Inclusion Department is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with an altar display in the Comstock Memorial Union. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a multi-day Mexican holiday of remembering friends and family who have died. The display is up to pay respect to those who have lost…

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…

F-M Community Remembers Elijah McClain

OneFargo and the Fargo-Moorhead symphony invited the community to honor the life lost.

FARGO, N.D. – One Fargo in collaboration with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony invited the community to honor and remember Elijah McClain. Elijah McClain was a 23 year old African American massage therapist from Aurora, Colorado, who was killed after an encounter with police. The event began with some words from One Fargo, as well as some music provided by the Fargo-Moorhead…

Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Speak Out On Racial Inequality

Those with BLM say over 200 people attended the march

FARGO, N.D. — Alaki Ajang of Fargo says he grew up thinking everybody feared the police. But he soon realized that was not the case. “I thought it was normal really, that you would see police come around and then you feel nervous that you gotta, you know, you always have to announce, there’s twelve here, twelve here, twelve here….