20 Minnesota nonprofits providing a platform for the Black community

Give Me The Mike’s Serve Our Society series shines the spotlight on amazing Minnesota-based nonprofits.

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It’s time to support the voices of our neighbors. All of our neighbors.

Nach at Dark Clouds MN (@MNDarkClouds on Twitter) shared a fantastic list of Black-owned groups. I asked Nach if I could share the list to help us all get to know these amazing organizations. Click around and support their missions.

These groups are doing God’s work to make sure we all live in a safe world, allowing everyone to have a platform to stand on.

Article originally published June 3, 2020. Last updated December 29, 2020.

Black Immigrant Collective

Black Immigrant Collective is a Black-led immigrant organization whose work includes mutual aid support, defense, local, state & federal policy, and resource sharing including legal support.

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Black Visions Collective

Black Visions Collective believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy and safety is community-led.

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Center for Economic Inclusion

The Center for Economic Inclusion works in pursuit of an economy that works for everyone, which requires erasing gaps in employment, wages, and wealth among Black, Indigenous and people of color with White people.

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EdAllies is a Black-led advocacy organization that partners with schools, families, and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education.

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Face to Face

Face to Face empowers youth to overcome barriers and strive toward healthy and self-sufficient lives through medical and mental health care, housing support, employment training and other social services.

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Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center works to improve the quality of life in the community by providing access to critical human services, fostering personal growth, and developing community leadership.

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Isuroon is dedicated to building Somali women and girls social connectedness and self-sufficiency so that they can lead healthier, more productive lives in Minnesota and globally.

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Model Cities

Model Cities of Saint Paul seeks to provide social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that stabilize and develop families and communities.

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NAACP Minneapolis

NAACP Minneapolis’ mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Nexus Community Partners

Nexus Community Partners is building more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting initiatives that expand community wealth and foster social and human capital.

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Northside Achievement Zone

The Northside Achievement Zone’s mission is to end generational poverty and build a culture in North Minneapolis where all low-income children of color graduate from high school college-ready and career-ready.

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Penumbra Theatre

The Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought-provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.

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Reclaim the Block

Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.

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TruArtSpeaks aims to cultivate literacy, leadership and social justice through the study and application of spoken word and hip hop culture.

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Urban League Twin Cities

Urban League Twin Cities links African descendants and other people of color to opportunities that result in economic success and prosperity.

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Ujamaa Place

Ujamaa Place’s mission is to empower young Black men to change their behavior through redefining their concepts of themselves, manhood, success and positive community values.

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Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice is an organization committed to building power through collective cultural and healing strategies for racial justice across Minnesota using organizing, leadership training, community policy and research.

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Walker|West Music

Walker|West Music creates a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore and grow through music.

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Way to Grow

Way to Grow is a nonprofit that works to ensure that children within the most isolated families are born healthy, stay healthy and are prepared for school.

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Youthprise’s mission is to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s indigenous, low-income, and racially diverse youth.

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