This Real Talk features a panel of youth who share their perspectives on racism and the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. They talk about how they are coping with COVID-19 and how it is impacting their personal lives. Finally, led by Lissa Jones, Host of KMOJ’s Urban Agenda, they share their ideas for […]
The Associated Press published a story on its website about the struggles of Chief Medaria Arradondo to change Minneapolis police culture. ULTC President and CEO Steven Belton is quoted throughout. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Medaria Arradondo was tapped to lead the Minneapolis Police Department in 2017, he faced a public newly outraged by the fatal […]
We applaud and defend lawful protest, which is our constitutional right. Demands for justice, accountability and change should be expected and welcome, even when those expressions are angry, urgent and disruptive. Calls for peace are hollow in the face of unaddressed injustice.
ULTC President and CEO Steven Belton, in a letter to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, called on the state to provide a comprehensive and accurate assessment of COVID-19’s impact on African Americans in order to limit the duration and severity of this pandemic. Read Belton’s letter here.
The Urban League Twin Cities is pleased to announce the election of Rev. John L. Bowen as chair of the Board of Directors. He was elected to serve a one-year term as chair at a meeting of the Board held February 27, 2020. Rev. Bowen is pastor of Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in […]