Get to Know Minneapolis' Black Community
Black culture, heritage and history has been instrumental in making Minneapolis the city it is today. We recognize the importance of sharing the voices and stories of our Black community, now at this pivotal moment in history and always. Here are some resources to help learn about and continue to support Black businesses, culture, and community in Minneapolis.
While on my journey as a photographer, I have developed a direct connection to time, peace, and freedom. These are the things that inspire me to create every day. My photography is a reflection of who I am. I want to capture the world from a new perspective. I want to show the beauty of the world with my photos, and inspire the viewer to see the world with new focus and vision. augustusisaacphotography.com
Writer: How the Soul Food Scene is Growing in Minneapolis
Mecca Bos is a longtime Twin Cities based food writer and professional chef. Her work can be found locally and nationally and on her Patreon page, patreon.com/meccabos. She specializes in stories about women, people of color, and especially Black people working in the food industry. She loves a cheap wine paired with a good taco.
Asha Belk is a school social worker and photographer that lives in North Minneapolis. Her inspiration comes from the simplicity of nature, meeting new people, hearing their stories, and beautifully plated food. What she enjoys most about photography is capturing life unscripted because it's when true emotion and vulnerability come to life. @asha.belk
Writer: Visit to George Floyd Square
Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, “Worldly Things,” won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize (Milkweed Editions, 2021). His essay, “On the Complex Flavors of Black Joy,” is included in the anthology “There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis,” edited by Tracy K. Smith and John Freeman. Among other places, Kleber-Diggs’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Great River Review, Water~Stone Review, Poem-a-Day, Poetry Daily, Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review, Hunger Mountain, Memorious, and a few anthologies. https://michaelkleberdiggs.com