racism

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…

Black organizations feel frustrated about NDSU President’s lack of authority

President Bresciani denied their request to meet with him, the task force on diversity and the equity office.

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota NAACP and the Black Lives Matter chapters of North Dakota State University and Fargo Moorhead say NDSU President Dean Bresciani needs to stop hiding behind emails and show up for students of color. “Racism isn’t getting worse. Racists are just getting exposed,” says BLM NDSU Allye Doyle. Organizers say this is just the tip…

Community demands action after racist NDSU students’ Snapchat group resurfaces

Information of thegroup recently resurfaced again after being posted on the Black Lives Matter Fargo Instagram page.

FARGO, N.D- Black Lives Matter Fargo-Moorhead and the Minnesota State University Moorhead Black Student Union march at the North Dakota State University campus after racist social media posts made by NDSU students come to light. “Fifteen days ago many of us didn’t know what happened. But 30 days ago, the administration did,” says BLM Fargo-Moorhead organizer Frederick Edwards. According to…

YWCA hosts discussion on race ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day

FARGO-MOORHEAD – The YWCA Cass Clay ‘s Racial Justice Committee hosts a community conversation about race with a particular focus on Native women. One of the topics asked participants to mention words they have heard people use to describe Native American women. Some of the responses include redskin, savage, dumb and lazy. The organizers say events like these provide an…

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…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd Hosts Talk About Inequality And Racism

Some of the churches involved include Good Shepherd, Grace United Methodist, Our Saviors and Relevant Life.

MOORHEAD MINN. — Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd and church leaders are talking about inequality and racism. The mayor took questions over Facebook Live about advice and question on how to help solve issues they see around the F-M area. Judd says the region faces multiple challenges but through unity we can overcome any obstacles. He encourages people to get more…

Community Comes Together For Annual Women’s March

The march was originally going to happen in January, but was postponed due to the blizzard.

FARGO, N.D- John Mcmullen from Fargo came with his partner and her daughter. He says it’s important to show her that she has every right to be in control of her own decisions. “I really want her to know that she can do anything, don’t listen to anybody. Putting her down, telling her she can’t do something because she’s a…

North Dakota Women’s Network Teaches How to be an Ally to Communities of Color

they taught people about how to handle racism and oppression

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Women’s Network taught people in the metro about racism and oppression to give them with the tools they can use to become allies. In December of 2016, a man tried to forcibly remove a Muslim woman’s hijab on a Southwest flight from Chicago to Albuquerque. People sat by and watched as the man shouted “take…

St. Cloud Man Sentenced in Hatchet Attack

Other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A St. Cloud man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a hatchet attack on a black man. Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Volkers was sentenced after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon motivated by bias. Other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Volkers threatened the black man in a car in…

Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven Weigh in on President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

On Monday, Hoeven told us the president should have been very clear in condemning the neo-Nazi group

NORTH DAKOTA — Politicians on both sides of the aisle say President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville are dividing Americans. We asked Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota for his response. “We need to condemn any type of neo-Nazi or white supremacist group any kind of bigotry or racism,” Sen. Hoeven said. “That’s what I said…