Twin Cities

  • Black America Forum w/ Sen. Bernie Sanders

    February 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) in a historic forum on Black issues called the Black America Forum on Friday, February 12, 2016. The forum took place at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis, a historically…...
  • Ninth Annual Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis

    January 30, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Today, an unusually warm and rainy Saturday in late January, South Minneapolis’s own Powderhorn Park hosted hundreds of community members who both participated in and watched the 9th Annual Art Sled Rally. Hilarity ensued. Ninth Annual Art Sled Rally in South Minneapolis…...
  • Protesters File Lawsuit Against MPD for Excessive Force

    December 29, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN – Two protesters {interviewed below} from the recent 18 day #4thPrecinctShutDown are suing officers of the Minneapolis Police Department and the City of Minneapolis for violating their free speech and using excessive force. The protests began on November 15th in the wake of…...
  • #BlackXmas2 Shuts Down Mall of America, Light Rail & Both MSP Airport Terminals

    December 23, 2015
    Bloomington, MN – Hundreds of protesters converged on the Mall of America in what was billed as another #BlackXmas mall protest. This time Black Lives Matter Minneapolis & other groups demanded justice for Jamar Clark, an independent prosecutor for the police officer that killed him,…...
  • MOA Attempts ‘Unconstitutional’ Injunction Against BLM-Mpls

    December 21, 2015
    UPDATE: February 29th, 2016, two months after filing a restraining order against #BlackLivesMatter Minneapolis organizers, Mall of America attorney Susan Gaertner asked a judge to drop the orders. For her reasoning, she stated, “We believe that it had the correct effect on the goings on…...
  • Hundreds March Miles in Frigid Temp for #Justice4Jamar

    December 20, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN – A large coalition of organizations and community members defied frigid temperatures for the Justice 4 Jamar Unity Rally/March on Saturday, December 19, 2015 shortly after noon. The rally and march was the latest in a series of community events in response to…...
  • Michael Kirvelay – Another Mental Health Crisis Call Turns Into Death at the Hands of Police

    December 7, 2015
    Columbia Heights, MN – Unicorn Riot attended a vigil held for Michael Kirvelay on December 5th, 2015 where we listened to witnesses to the police killing of Michael Kirvelay. On November 24th, 2015, Jaime, Michael’s sister, had advised the police that her brother was unwell…...
  • 8 Arrests Made as #4thPrecinctShutDown Eradicated in Early Morning Raid

    December 3, 2015
    After 18 days of occupying North Minneapolis’ 4th precinct in the wake of the ‘execution style’ murder of Jamar Clark on November 15, 2015, the Minneapolis Police have raided the encampment. The night of December 2nd was peaceful, as groups organized around campfires enjoying each…...
  • Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek’s Campaign Website Attempts Malware Attacks on Visitors

    November 30, 2015
    The top dog of law enforcement in the eastern Twin Cities metro area has a campaign website which  has attempted to infect each visitor’s computer with malware for days now. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek also has a lengthy history of supporting increased surveillance and…...
  • “Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes”: White Supremacists Arrested for Shootings

    November 26, 2015
    November 24 – On Tuesday afternoon the #Justice4Jamar and #BlackLivesMatter Minneapolis community rallied in the wake of five protesters having been shot by white supremacists the night before. A march with 1.5K participants circled City Hall while dozens more maintained the camp. The marchers also…...