African Heritage Day on The Hill 2022
The Council would like to thank everyone that participated in our annual African Heritage Day on The Hill. If you missed the video it can be viewed on our YouTube Channel by clicking here.
Statement on The Sentencing of Officer Potter
A portion of the Council's statement on the sentencing of Officer Potter is below and the full statement can be viewed by clicking here. On April 11th, 2021, Daunte Wright was killed by Brooklyn Center Police Officer Potter. What should have been a simple traffic stop, turned into another death of a member of our community. Officer Potter has maintained that Daunte's death was the result of a mistake between the use of her taser and firearm. The Council, along with members of our community maintain that this mistake should never have happened.
The Council has developed a survey to better understand the issues that are most important to our community. This survey will be used to help shaped the Council’s priorities for the next legislative session. It is very important that we hear from as many people as possible, so that we can put numbers behind our statements regarding the needs and wants of our community. Take the survey at: https://cmah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OPg9AexnspTwkm
COVID-19 Updated Restrictions
Masks are required in all indoor spaces for unvaccinated individuals. Exceptions will be made for those under the age of 5 years old and those with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask.
For more information on COVID-19, schools, business closures, prevention, child care and updates on how Minnesota is handling the virus visit the Minnesota Dept. of Health website by clicking HERE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website can be viewed by clicking HERE for federal updates on the U.S. response. For more information on community resources during this time, and to read a letter from the Council's Chair visit the COVID-19 tab on this page.
Next Meeting dates: Please note that Council meetings for the month of December have been cancelled.
Exec. Council Meeting: April 5th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM via Microsoft Teams due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can join this meeting by clicking here
Full Council Meeting: April 12th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM via Microsoft Teams due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This meeting will be broadcast live on the Council's Facebook page, you can view it by clicking here If you would like to make a comment during the public comments section of the agenda, please click here to join the meeting. Once you are added to the meeting, you will be muted until the public comments portion of the agenda. Community members are welcome to ask questions to presenters via typing them into the meeting Q & A section if you have joined the meeting or in the video comments section of the Facebook Livestream. You can also submit your comments prior to the Council meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are generally open to the public unless otherwise noted.
African Heritage Owned Businesses
Finding businesses that are owned by members of the African heritage community in the Twin Cities is easy. A full listing of food vendors, retail shops, hair salons and barbershops can be viewed cy clicking here
As a business owner of African Heritage, the Council would like to invite you to become a swift vendor with the State of MN. The process is quick, simple and it will allow you to not only be a vendor in order to work with the Council but also be a vendor with any other state agency. The Council is working towards increasing the number of vendors of African Heritage with the State of Minnesota. To get started with the registration process click here.