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From Juneteenth in Minneapolis to Jawnteenth in Philadelphia

Minneapolis, MN – The historic movement for Black lives that has recently permeated the globe reinvigorated 2020’s Juneteenth celebrations. On June 19, 2020, Unicorn Riot reporters documented from two of these celebrations; ‘Jawnteenth’ in West Philadelphia and a celebration in North Minneapolis at a Cub…

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image: a Black woman speaks into a megaphone. She is wearing a fabric mask on her face which is pulled down to allow her speech into the megaphone to be unimpaired. The black fabric mask reads "Guns Down Love Up" -- all the words are white except love is in red. Behind her a protester wearing a mask takes a photo using her smart phone.

Saint Paul Rally Calls for End to Gun Violence

St. Paul, MN – Following the death of George Floyd, community members rallied to end gun violence last Friday amidst an uptick in homicides throughout the Twin Cities. Year-to-date the number of homicides in Minneapolis has nearly doubled.
Marea Perry, mother of a gun violence…

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MN Freedom Fighters Form A Community Safety Net

Minneapolis, MN – An armed security force, the MN Freedom Fighters, are now a regular sight providing security at protests and patrolling Broadway Avenue.
It started via a call out for a community patrol group for the Northside from Minneapolis NAACP’s President, Leslie Redmond, a…

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George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is covering the memorial for George Floyd at North Central University in Elliot Park, Minneapolis. Floyd died 10 days ago after an apprehension by four now-fired MPD officers in South Minneapolis.
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