Twin Cities

  • Twin Cities Young Muslim Collective Holds CVE Forum

    November 9, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, October 28, the Young Muslim Collective (YMC) of the Twin Cities hosted an informational presentation and discussion panel about Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a counter-terrorism initiative of the United States’ Department of Homeland Security. Unicorn Riot was in attendance and…...
  • Controversial Mural Elicits Condemnation, Community Backlash

    October 7, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Since the University of Minnesota (UMN) Twin Cities’ 2016 Paint The Bridge event, one particular panel on the Washington Avenue bridge has sparked significant controversy. The annual Paint The Bridge event is open to all student groups officially registered with the UMN.…...
  • Twin Cities Anarchist People of Color Engage Militancy Debate

    July 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On July 9th, 2016 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM-Mpls), along with members of other groups and non-group affiliated young people, led a protest march and shutdown of highway I-94 In St Paul, MN to demand justice for Philando Castile. During the shutdown,…...
  • Minneapolis Pushes to Adopt Insurance Amendment for Police

    June 4, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On June 2nd, 2016, concerned citizens with the Committee for Professional Policing formally delivered a large stack of ballot petitions to the City Clerk at the Minneapolis City Hall. After six years, and countless volunteer hours, 12,000 locally gathered signatures are now…...
  • Mayor Betsy Hodges Speech at U of M Campus Disrupted

    May 23, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, May 19th, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speech at the U of M campus was disrupted by members of the Black Liberation Project (BLP). The speaking event was titled “The Opportunity City: Progress Report for Improving Equity in Minneapolis”. Here is…...
  • #Justice4Jamar: Mpls Community Braces for Worst Case Scenario as Decision Looms

    March 27, 2016
    3/30: UnicornRiot is starting live coverage today here. The county attorney is holding a press conference & a rally in Eliot Park is planned later. // Minneapolis, MN – March 26, 2016 “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail – the whole damn system…...
  • Justice for Jamar Coalition Prepares for Decision, Defiant of Minneapolis Police Chief Threats

    March 25, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On March 25th, 2016 community members and allies gathered in front of the Minneapolis City Hall to continue to demand Justice for Jamar. Representatives from Minneapolis NAACP, Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Black Clergy United for…...
  • Islamophobia & Anti-Blackness Confronted at #OurThreeBoys Rally

    March 2, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 29th, 2016 a group of youth, the newly organized Young Muslim Collective (YMC), held an #OurThreeBoys / #OurThreeBrothers remembrance event at Coffman Union on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Unicorn Riot was LIVE for this event. Purposed as…...
  • #FreemanFridays – New Witness Statement Released

    February 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An unreleased video statement from a witness of Jamar Clark‘s murder was played for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s colleagues today. Community members and organizers from Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar came together on Friday, February 26th, at the Hennepin…...
  • Clergy Protest Police Brutality at the Mall of America

    February 22, 2016
    Bloomington, MN – On February 22nd, 2016, Unicorn Riot attended a protest at the Mall of America called by “Black Clergy United for Change.” The protest was in response to an assault of 14 year old Isabella Brown by Mall of America security officers…...