Georgia Fort expands independent newsroom to change Minnesota's racial narrative


The first few news stories cover a youth business program at Target Field, the opening of a plant-based café by a North Side entrepreneur trying to end racial gaps in the city's wellness scene and a fellowship supporting people "who practice sacred and healing lifeways and share cultural art practices across generations."

The coverage is part of the expansion of BLCK Press, an independent news organization headed by Georgia Fort for multimedia storytellers working to change the racial narrative in Minnesota. With a $50,000 grant from the Minneapolis Foundation to start, Fort is working to offer more opportunities and mentorship for journalists of color who are early in their careers.

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