Minnesota activist, journalist Mel Reeves dies from COVID-19


Mel Reeves, a longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist and journalist for Minnesota’s oldest Black-owned newspaper, has died from complications due to COVID-19.

Reeves was a fixture in Twin Cities activism, advocating for social justice and speaking out against police brutality while serving as the community editor for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, a weekly Black newspaper that announced his death. He died Thursday after being hospitalized last month with complications due to the virus, the Star Tribune reported. He was 64.

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