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Editor's Note: Listen up!
Recently, we were contacted by someone who was concerned about our covers over the past year. They wanted to know why we only had protected groups on the cover. When my managing editor first relayed the conversation to me, I thought, “Really? Someone in Minnesota asked that?”  Read More
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Our differences make us stronger
More and more, companies and businesses are recognizing the importance of promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. These attributes not only help an organization grow and retain talented employees, they also lead to economic productivity because employees feel empowered. Read More
Despite progress, Minnesota employers still have a long way to go to establish workplace equality for its increasingly diverse population. Read More


Photo by Emily J. Davis

With his genial grin and wrestler’s build, Alex Rodriguez is a familiar face and form at events that connect professionals of color.
As he turns 23 this month, the local A-Rod, as he is sometimes called, is a power-hitter on the startup scene.
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Asiya co-founders Fatimah Hussein [L] and Jamie Glover

An innovative Minnesota-based startup takes its next step with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign that goes live on October 19. Read More
Difficult conversations about inclusion and diversity have been on the agenda of priorities for many Twin Cities civic and business groups.
Now add the Impact Hub MSP to the organizations that are looking for innovative ways to open the workforce to populations that have been marginalized in the past.
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Damola Ogundipe (left), Jasmine Russell (center) and Mondo Davison (right). Photo by Tate Carlson

Mondo Davison is taking The Big Step.
After months of planning, the young man who calls himself “The Black Tech Guy” is resigning his day job to pursue his fledgling tech startup full time.
“I call it a leap of calculated faith,” says Davison, 31, who has put in seven years as a project coordinator with St. Paul public schools. “It’s time to give this my all.”
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Ker Lor of KL Clothing in Hmong Village started her business five years ago with a small stall in Hmong Village in St. Paul. Now this young entrepreneur owns three stalls selling popular clothing. My wife thought she struck a gold mine after visiting that store! Read More