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Cleveland baseball team changes its name to Guardians

Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change on Twitter, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be criticized by many of the…

University Leaders Take Action Against Racist Social Media Posts

several racist social media posts by some NDSU students sparked a protest at the university

FARGO-MOORHEAD — MSUM President Anne Blackhurst is taking a stand against bias incidents in the aftermath of several racist social media posts by NDSU students that sparked a protest at the university. Blackhurt says although the posts were not by MSUM students, they, quote, “affect all of us, particularly our Black students and colleagues”. A Bias Incident Response Team has…

Fargo School Board to Consider Woodrow Wilson, Agassiz Name Change

Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies across the country

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board is considering changes to the names of Woodrow Wilson High School and the Agassiz school building. President Robin Nelson says the topic is gaining steam. Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies. Nelson says they will address the change at the governance committee and decide if it should be…

Minnesota Mayor Target of Racist Threats in Trash Dispute

An anonymous caller using racial slurs left a voicemail at Carter's office on Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota’s capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a citywide vote on organized trash collection. A St. Paul police spokesman says an anonymous caller using racial…

West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

THE BIZ: H&M Apologizes for “Racist” Ad, Verizon Price Hike, Starbucks Lawsuit, American Girl’s GOTY is Out of this World

Starbucks could be saying "thanks a latte."

NATIONAL — American Girl has always known she is a star, but now you can say she’s out of this world. The 2018 American Girl of the Year is 11-year-old aspiring astronaut, Luciana Vega, who wants to be the first person to walk on Mars. American Girl has partnered with NASA and says the idea for Luciana came from a…

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…

Victim of Racist Rant Speaks Out About Being a Refugee Living in Fargo

Sarah Hassan expains her cultural experiences living in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — After a racist rant in a Walmart parking lot went viral this week, the women who were threatened say they’re happy to be moving forward. “We forgive her for sure because we’re all human beings in the end,” said Sarah Hassan. Sarah Hassan is one of the women verbally attacked Tuesday night. After meeting with Amber Hensley,…

Women Involved in Altercation in Fargo Walmart Parking Lot Come Together

He said all three women have expressed regret regarding their interaction and language with each other

APOLOGY 2 APOLOGY FARGO, ND — The women at the center of a racist rant caught on cell phone in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday night have come together at the Fargo Police Department. Chief David Todd met with Amber Hensley, Sarah Hassan and Leyla Hassan. He said all three women have expressed regret regarding their interaction and language with…