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We Will Not Be Silenced – Justice for June – Part 2

Still working through the footage from July 31, 2018 at the Please Don’t Shoot Me Rally for Thurman Blevins. Part 1 focused on his family and why I find it advantageous to see things from different perspectives. We Will Not… Continue Reading →

Voyeur

The other day I was chatting over the fence with my neighbor. He told me that the best part of the long weekend camping trip he had taken with his family was the break from Breaking News. As I apologized… Continue Reading →

Perspective Shifts – Justice for June, Part 1

At times like this, my slow media approach gets swamped by the fast moving tides and bursts of gunfire. While finishing up the video series from the Please Don’t Shoot Me Rally and March for Thurman Blevins the radio tunes… Continue Reading →

Village Trust Financial Cooperative

I’m a big advocate of small, locally-owned, initiatives and businesses. Maintaining local control of resources and services is the basis of growing healthy, safe, and just communities because it provides most effective way to mobilize neighborhood resources to solve the… Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Urban Park Service

I’d like to keep issues related to “reform” of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on the radar. The term “reform” is in quotes because we need to move well beyond reform, training, and blind oversight committee reports. I’m not so… Continue Reading →

Public Safety Community Forum – Parts 5-8

The second set of videos from the Public Safety Community Forum organized by the Minneapolis City Council Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Management (PSEM) delves into more controversial and stark issues brought forth by the community gathered in the… Continue Reading →

Public Safety Community Forum (Parts 1-4)

I went to the Public Safety Community Forum that was organized by the Public Safety and Emergency Management Committee of the Minneapolis City Council on March 28, 2018 for two reasons. The first was to hear the Mayor explain why… Continue Reading →

Delegate Diary #4 – SD 63 Convention

I spent about 5 hours at the Minnesota Senate District 63 DFL endorsing convention on Saturday, March 24, 2018. I was a delegate from Ward 12; Precinct 11. It was a good way to spend a cloudy, chilly early Spring… Continue Reading →

Delegate Diary #3: Emily Antin for MN House 63B

Only 4 days until the DFL endorsing convention for Minnesota District 63 convenes at South High School an March 24, 2018. I’m still trying to figure out which candidate will get my vote. It has not been an easy task,… Continue Reading →

Delegate Diary #2 – Leili Fatehi for MN House 63B

The District convention is just a couple weeks away and I’m still working out which candidate to support. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It motivates me to get out and listen to what the 4 MN House hopefuls… Continue Reading →

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