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Story by Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

In 1988, Willie Lloyd was convicted of murder. There was already a history of trouble in his family. His father was a leader of the Unknown Vice Lords in Chicago. Several members of his extended family were part of the gang culture. When he was 18 years old Willie Lloyd shot a man during a fight, and he went to jail.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Bob Hines

For the next month, people in Minneapolis and St. Paul see billboards paid for by the groups Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists. Both boards have an eye-catching bright yellow background and image of a baby. One says “Please don’t indoctrinate me with religion.

Marty Owings covers the Minnesota State Capitol for KFAI and has his own TV show online to examine legislative issues in-depth. He’s joined by esteemed former KFAI News Director Ahndi Fridell.

Story by Susan Gray

The Minneapolis Parks’ “Feed The Dream” event was held at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South Minneapolis on Monday, January 16th. Hundreds of participants gathered to celebrate the Martin Luther King Holiday and contribute supplies to local food shelves.
KFAI’s Susan Gray was there and filed this report.

Story by Sanni Brown

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center featured human rights activist Naomi Tutu as the keynote speaker. She talked with admiration about Dr. King’s non-violent response to opression and observed that we have not yet reached the “promised land” Dr. King spoke of. Her speech focused on Dr.

Story by Mike Fischbein and Mike Stapp

Marv Davidov died on Saturday, January 14th. He was well known in the Twin Cities as an activist, organizer and peaceful protester against war and injustice.

Story by Terry Carter

Last week, Scott Gray, the president of the Minneapolis Urban League, wrote an open letter to the community about the late December death of 3 year old Terrell Mayes, Jr. Mayes died inside his family’s home, hit by a bullet fired from outside.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi and Bob Hines

The Minnesota Legislature will officially begin its session the week after next, and one of the issues that is bound to come up is a proposal to ask voters to amend the Minnesota Constitution to require photo ID for voters in Minnesota.

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