The Minnesota Legislature created the Council on Black Minnesotans in 1980 to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota.Find Out How to Get Involved Now
Our recommendations were develop knowing that in Minnesota human stories are singular but our destiny is shared – we rise or fall as one state – as one people, and the power of human unity must prevail.Our recommendations enhance human rights enforcement and lay the foundation to eradicate disparities.
The recommendations are important because they were developed by Black Minnesotans from all across Minnesota. With your help, we can ensure our recommendations are heard and discussed in legislative committees.Sign the Petition In Support!
The Council on Black Minnesotans is proud to present our latest Op-Ed near the anniversary of the passage Civil Rights Act of 1964. Minnesota has a proud tradition of leading the fight to make equal access and opportunity a practice. This Op-Ed looks at our state's history as a leader in protecting civil rights of all and makes the case for moving forward.
The Council on Black Minnesotans believes that only way to eradicate the stark disparities facing Minnesotans of African descent, and many communities around the state, is to enhance human rights enforcement.
Take a look and tell us your thoughts.Read Moving from Tolerance to Allophilia: Expand Human Rights Enforcement in Minnesota