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Monica’s Story

Our sister Monica lost her son Da’Qwan to gun violence. Now, she’s fighting to make sure that this doesn’t happen to another child in Minnesota. Our elected leaders in the Minnesota Legislature need to stand with Monica. And they need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our kids safe.

Click here to find out more about how we can help and show that we also stand with Monica.


February 19th, 2020|Categories: Community, News Articles|

The Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship at MPR. Toni was a beautiful soul and mentor to many. Help keep her memory and passion for inclusion alive by applying for this year-long fellowship. Applications are due Feb. 28.
About the Fellowship:
The Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship will help MPR News develop the next generation of public media talent; provide pathways for people from underrepresented backgrounds who are seeking careers as reporters, newscasters, show producers, digital producers, and editors; and create exceptional content that improves and expands our coverage of diverse communities for MPR News platforms. The fellowship is named after the late Toni Randolph, a newsroom leader and tireless champion of diversity, inclusion and unheard voices. She worked at MPR News as a host, editor, reporter and newscaster for 13 years until her passing in 2016.

We are seeking an early-to mid-career individual who has two or more years of experience in journalism or communications. Someone striving to strengthen their skills in media and can help diversify the talent pool within public radio. You have a life experience or background that will contribute to a broader understanding of the communities we serve, and you have potential to make notable contributions to the news profession. You must be a deft writer and know how to tell a compelling story. The goal is to give you full access to our newsroom, including our award-winning reporters, editors and photojournalists.

You’ll participate in four rotations within the newsroom. The rotations will include reporting and digital production, and two other rotations that might involve show production, newscast writing/editing, or other areas of focus. A supervisor will be assigned to manage your overall experience. In addition, within each rotation, a mentor will be assigned to help with day-to-day assignments and guidance.

At FMBC we cherish Toni’s memory and we pray that this Fellowship will bless the life of the awardee as much as she blessed us.
Apply here.
February 12th, 2020|Categories: Community, News Articles|

Sheletta Brundidge in the Local and National News. Again.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — In honor of Black History Month, a new podcasting platform chose to launch on February 1.

“We’re actually going to be making history in Black History Month and I’m so excited about that,” said Sheletta Brundidge.

Brundidge is the founder and CEO of Sheletta Makes Me Laugh.

Brundidge is currently a producer at WCCO Radio and host of the Two Haute Mamas podcast. She also appears on TPT’s Almanac and writes for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Even with more than 20 years of radio experience, Brundidge said she kept getting passed up for on-air opportunities.

Read the rest of the KARE 11 feature here.

Read the StarTribune article here.

Read the Atlanta article here.

Read the Washington Post article here.

February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Articles|