racism

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…

“Step Up and Say NO”: Community Rallies in Support of Fighting Racism

A rally was held at the Fargo Civic Center to show suppotr for our local refugees

FARGO, ND — North Dakota United Against Hate wants the community to come together against racism in the community. Dozens of people braved the cold and wet conditions, but it was all for one reason: to unite in support for all. “In the rain it’s incredible. It’s wonderful,” said Barry Nelson, who is with the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition….

Rally Against Racism Being Held in Downtown Fargo

Organizers say the rally is due to "concerning incidents" of hate filled speech in the community lately

FARGO, ND — North Dakota United Against Hate is holding a rally against racism and bias speech after a few concerning incidents have taken place in the community. KVRR’s Morgan Parrish joins us live from the event in downtown Fargo with more details. REPORTER MORGAN PARRISH: I’m here at the rally where dozens of people are out supporting refugees all…

Refugee Leader Wants Fargo City Leaders to Take Responsibility for Racism in the Community

Hukun Abdullahi said the Walmart incident is an example of what is wrong with the FM community

FARGO, ND — Local activists told Fargo city commissioners they are partially to blame for last week’s race driven rant outside of Walmart. “The Walmart incident is an example of what is wrong with our community,” said Hukun Abdullahi, who is with the Afro American Development Association. Abdullahi urged City Commission members to integrate diversity in Fargo. After the rant went viral, he…