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Along East Lake Street in Minneapolis, hit hard by the riots last spring, there was a special gathering Saturday

“I believe that there’s hope,” says Jacqui Ward, from Brooklyn Center. “We’re more together now than we ever were.”

The Midtown Global Market hosted a pop-up event for Black entrepreneurs. Organizers say it was a sort of new beginning for the neighborhood.

“It’s coming back,” says Amber Treelis, the event coordinator. “The heart and soul is so deep here. Everybody, the community is amazing.”

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A local author and illustrator are hoping to inspire kids of color to chase their dreams. Open up a page of the book “Black Boy, Black Boy” and see how black boys become whatever they dream of.

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Minnesotans are helping those affected by Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.

A Cottage Grove mother, Sheletta Brundidge, lost five close relatives during Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, La. Now, she’s turning her pain into productivity, helping others, and a group of other Minnesotans is also lending a helping hand.

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Crown Shepherd is an emerging fiction, picture book, and comic book writer. Her writing is a result of her surroundings and upbringing. She has always been deeply rooted in literature and writing, but it wasn’t until she found more writers that looked like her that her writing soared. Those writers allowed her to dream and create by her own standards, and from a point of view of a black protagonist. As someone from an under-represented community, Crown knows what it means to have representation feed your creativity. The stories she wants to share are aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless.