It sat vacant for decades. Now an old building on West Broadway in north Minneapolis is serving a new purpose.
The state's first Black-owned bank is expanding its footprint in the Twin Cities.
According to Minnesota DEED, the Black unemployment rate sits at 5.9% and the white unemployment rate at 2.2% – based on 12-month moving averages.
Black Garnet Books, a new Black-owned bookstore on University Avenue in St. Paul, is changing the narrative, carrying books by authors of color who the owner says are often excluded from the realm of literature.
On May 25th, 2020, a crowd of people in south Minneapolis watched as George Floyd took his last breath. Among the witnesses was a 9-year-old girl. On Friday, Judeah Reynolds will share her story through a children's picture book. FOX 9 caught up with the young author before her big debut.
In 2014, a local computer engineer decided to pursue her passion for physical fitness. Today, Valerie Fleurantin runs her own business. It's a one-woman operation, and she is working to make an impact in the community one step at a time.
A new program is designed to help young Somali children, many of whom were born in the U.S. and only speak English, become literate in the language.
The School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota is starting the new school year with a new director.
At the historic Mounds Theater in St. Paul, a dark chapter in U.S. history is taking center stage.
While most coffee beans are still harvested by Black and brown people in Africa and Latin America, the majority of roasters in the United States are white. But that trend is starting to change in Minneapolis.
A Minneapolis man with roots on the north side is looking to invest in the community he serves.
At many historically Black colleges and universities, the marching band is a bigger attraction at sporting events than the teams themselves. Now some HBCU graduates are bringing some of that culture to kids here in Minnesota.
The Legacy Arts Group, consisting of four Minneapolis high school students, is the first all-Black cast performing at the Fringe Festival in Scotland.
With the last name Love, Lorraine Love seemed destined for a career in the wedding industry. She recently became a newcomer in Minnesota's bridal market, opening a shop in St. Paul.
Jayar Luedke has been playing hockey since he was just a year old. But this is the first time the Inver Grove Heights High School hockey player has ever been on the ice with an entire team of athletes who look like him.
NAREB will host a fair this Saturday at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul to help set people of color and other diverse groups on the path to homeownership, with hopes of closing the diversity gap.
A flashpoint in the movement toward social justice, the murder of George Floyd became a catalyst for change. Two years later, an examination of the progress made and the work still ahead.
If the walls in this St Paul bar could talk, they would probably sing the blues. Now the new watering hole is bringing a different kind of soul to St. Paul's Del Sol neighborhood.
Minneapolis is known as the City Of Lakes, but not everyone has the opportunity to take full advantage of those natural resources.
Over the past two years, independent photojournalist KingDemetrius Pendleton has been on the ground capturing some of the biggest moments in the social justice movement in Minnesota.