One year ago, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot 32-year-old Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. Last month, Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter, despite damning dashcam footage and the testimony of Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds.…
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has decided to remove one of its new sculptures, Scaffold by the white artist Sam Durant, due to protests from many Native American artists and tribal groups.
Hennepin County, a community largely populated by Somali families, is in the midst of a measles outbreak stemming from misinformation circulated by anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield.
Bulimia, like all eating disorders, is usually described by a compendium of facts, on informational websites and “About” pages for clinics that are, more often than not, for-profit. They talk about the cold mechanics of it—you binge, you purge, you live, you learn—and the generally accepted root cause, which is, as…
Last July, 32-year-old Philando Castile bled out in his car after being shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, recorded the brutality as her four-year-old daughter sat in the backseat. Yanez was charged with second degree manslaughter in November, and today, in court,…
A Somali woman and her two children were detained at Dulles Airport in Chantilly Virginia for 20 hours without food.
A Minnesota House committee meeting was briefly adjourned after protesters—furious with the passing of a bill that would allow the government to sue protesters to cover law enforcement costs—overtook the meeting.
A Muslim woman who was hit in the face by a drunken, hate-filled stranger for speaking Swahili with her nieces and cousins in an Applebee’s last year managed to forgive her attacker, telling her in court, “I hope you choose love over hate.” Asma Jama’s lower lip was split in two during the assault by Jodie…
Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who recently made history by winning a seat in the Minnesota House, wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday afternoon that she was “subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced” by a Washington, D.C. cab driver yesterday.
Since announcing his bid to lead the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison has enjoyed the support of both the Democratic establishment, with an endorsement from Sen. Chuck Schumer, and the party’s populist wing, in Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. That has not stopped archival aggregator KFILE,…
Halima Aden, a 19-year-old Somali-American woman from St. Cloud Minnesota, has become the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant.
On Wednesday, Minnesota woman Anmarie Calgaro gave a press conference where she announced her intention to sue her 17-year-old transgender child who is seeking gender reassignment.
Here’s some very nice news: Ilhan Omar, Democrat and former refugee, made history as the first Somali-American Muslim woman to win a state House race in Minnesota.
A Minnesota cult leader who took advantage of young girls has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two of his teenage “followers.”
A man dressed as a private security officer stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday night—allegedly on behalf of ISIS—before he was killed by police.
A nanny who traveled to Woodbury, Minnesota, from China was found wandering two miles from her home by police. She had two blackened eyes, and following a trip to the hospital, x-rays revealed several broken ribs and a broken sternum.
On Wednesday night, a police officer shot and killed Minnesota man Philando Castile as he sat in his girlfriend’s car with his seatbelt on, reaching for his ID. His girlfriend’s four-year-old daughter witnessed the murder from the backseat. This morning on CNN, Castile’s mother Valerie says she was prevented by police…
A Minnesota man has been charged with murder after allegedly decapitating a man he suspected of raping his girlfriend.
Victor Arden Barnard, head of a Minnesota cult that preyed on young girls that he called “maidens,” was extradited from Brazil over the weekend and is expected to appear in Pine County District Court on Monday. He face 59 counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct for rape and sexual abuse.
It’s winter. Gather the family ’round the snow dunes and get into this new pastime: Frozen pants.