Reparations Conversation at Hamline Mitchelle With CM Jane Prince, Green Activist Trahern Crews & Dr. Uhuru Wiliams

MINNEAPOLIS — On Jan. 13th, the City of St. Paul apologized for its role in institutional racism and unanimously passed a resolution to form the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission.

Trahern Crews, the co-chair of the steering committee for the commission says it's been a long time coming.

"For the most part, it's been a very, very positive reaction," Crews said. "I was surprised but I knew when we first started this effort, we even had to convince Black people and show them the debt and what was owed, and show them the racial wealth gap data." 

Watch the story here Reparations

If you or anyone you know preferably Saint Paul residents are interested in applying to be on the Saint Paul Recovery Act Legislative Advisory Committee the applications are available here: Applications


Reparations presentation at Hamline Mitchelle with CM Jane Prince, GPUS Co-Chair Trahern Crews, & Dr. Uhuru Williams


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Cam Gordon Green New Deal For Minneapolis

Ward 2 Forum hosted by Council Member Cam Gordon, on the topic of a Green New Deal for Minneapolis.

Many thanks to everyone who attended, and especially our very informative speakers: Patrick Hanlon, Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, Alice Madden, Nina Axelson, Isaac Smith, Stacy Miller, and Charles Frempong-Longdon.
We must rise to meet the challenge of climate change, and we have an enormous opportunity through this necessary transformation to build a better, more just, more resilient society. Hearing from these folks who are at the leading edge of these efforts leaves me more energized than ever to continue this critical work.
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Black Caucus of The Green Party of The United States Celebrating Blackness For Black History Month

The National Black Caucus of the Green Party celebrated Blackness for women's history month. The Green Party is home to many amazing Black women who are powerful organizers. From the late great Green Minneapolis Park Board member Annie Young to former Co-Chair of the Florida Green Party Robin Harris. Green Party of Ohio Co-Chair Philena Farley, Spokesperson for the GPUS Women's caucus Monica James and GPUS Black Caucus Youth Rep. Jasmine Phillips the conversation was facilitated by GPUS Co-Chair Trahern Crews 



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Green Party of Minnesota Endorses Black Lives Matter Minnesota Spring Agenda.


For Immediate Release:

Trahern Crews

March 29th 2019

[email protected]


The Green Party of Minnesota and the Green Party of the United States are demanding Justice For George Floyd and the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The Green Party of Minnesota fully endorses Black Lives Matter Minnesota Spring Agenda. police brutality contributes to the disparities we see in Minneapolis and around the country socially politically & economically. Steven Stampley spokeperson for the Green Party of the 4th congressional district said "what happened to George Floyd should never happen again and one way to prevent that is by enacting the Black Lives Matter Minnesota spring agenda into law". The city of Minneapolis just started a truth and reconciliation process and part of that process must be confronting police misconduct which has ruined many Black Lives in the city of Minneapolis. We encourag other organization to sign on to the aganda because it is our belief that it will save lives in the future.

Derek Chauvin Murder Trial



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Cam Gordon Announces Test wells for the Towerside Aquifer Thermal District Energy System are underway!

Test wells for the Towerside Aquifer Thermal District Energy System are underway!
This is just the most recent step toward making this amazing project a reality. The ultimate goal is to decarbonize building heating and cooling in new developments planned on the north side of University Avenue in Prospect Park. This is a big deal, because we know that natural gas is the single greatest contributor to climate change in Minneapolis. My hope is that this project will show us a new path forward for green building in our city.
The idea of the system is to use groundwater, far below the surface, as a sort of thermal "battery," storing heat in the aquifer in the summer and pulling it up in the winter. This relies on the aquifer not moving very quickly. All of the available information about this well-studied aquifer says that it moves slowly enough to work well for this kind of system - and these test wells will verify that.
The next major step is for the City to work with our Towerside partners to find the best way to support the financing for this project. My office has been leading that work for some time, and we won the strong support of the Council last year:
I want to thank everyone who has helped make this happen, including Ever-Green Energy, McKnight Foundation, Wall Companies, volunteer leaders with the Towerside Innovation District, and many City staff.
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Round Table Discussion With Black Mothers who have lost a child to law enforcement

 Del Shea Perry & Marilyn Hill discussed how their children were killed by law enforcement. Del Shea Perry son died in Beltrami county jail due to neglect and abuse. Hardel Her activism includes fighting for justice for her son and others who have died in Jails in the state of Minnesota. Up to date, her work on this issue has resulted in 56 new investigations into jail deaths in Minnesota since 2015. Marilyn Hill's son Demetrius Hill was killed by the SPPD in 1997. Ms. Hill has been fighting for justice for her son for over 20 years and spoke about her upcoming plans and events. Ms. Hill has recently been speaking at many rallies across the Twin Cities to bring awareness to police brutality. This conversation was facilitated by Marea Perry who is doing work in the area of Trauma and Health and Wellness & Green Party of the United States  Co-Chair Trahern Crews 


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Activist Hold Press Conference Before George Floyd Trial


Activists held a press conference before the start of the George Floyd Trail. Some activists voiced concerns over the excessive military/police presence and that $34 million has been invested into security measures for the trial including $1 million for fencing and barricades: $1 Million

Green Paty Co-chair Trahern Crews also spoke at the press conference to listen click here: Press Conference

Press Conference

Activist also held a silent march the Sunday before the beginning of the court case: Silent March


The Derek Chauvin murder Trial started Monday, March 8th, 2021 with a march and rally: Derek Chauvin Murder Trial March & Rally


Jury Selection resumed Tuesday: Jury Selection


Jury Selection resumed Tuesday with the 6th juror being selected on Thursday. The Judge presiding over the case reinstated manslaughter charges:

Judge Reinstates Charges








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City Council Person Jane Prince & Green Party Activist Trahern Crews Discuss Reparations

Saint Paul City Council Person Jane Prine & Green Party activist Trahern Crews sat down with Minneapolis Spokesman Recorder to discuss the passing of the historic Resolution to the Saint Paul Recovery Act. The Saint Paul Recovery Act will set up a commission to study reparations for the American Descendants of Chattel Slavery at the local level.

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Green Party Co Chair on RT

Trahern Crews & Uhuru Williams on The Tamara Shealy Show


 On January 13th the Saint Paul City Council passed a historical Resolution which apologized for Harriet & Dred Scott being held in military bondage at fort Snelling. This effort was spearheaded by Green Party of the United States Co-Chair Trahern Crews who is also a reparations activist along with City Council Person Jane Prince and the Saint Paul Recovery Act Steering Committee. Trahern Crews and Professor Uhuru Williams from St. Thomas University sat down with Tamara Shealy who ran a great senate race in Georgia to discuss the Saint Paul Recovery Act, Reparations, and Black History Month. to watch the interview click here. Interview With Tamara Shealy


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