Al McFarlane: "A Moment of Great Opportunity"

The youth members of this project interviewed Mr. McFarlane and learned about the history and current context of North Minneapolis. Al McFarlane, a 45-year resident of the Homewood neighborhood, actively sought to learn get to know his community by sitting down and talking with his neighbors. Turning the tables on the journalist and owner of Insight News, in this interview Mr. McFarlane talks passionately about black consciousness and the work of his organization, developed in partnership with neighborhood associations, to challenge white supremacist thinking and culture. Community engagement is active work for him, including investing in local businesses and challenging young people to drive the work of finding the solution to their community's biggest problems.