In Her New Book, Transracial Adoptee and Minneapolis Author Shannon Gibney Envisions the Childhood She Lived and the One She Imagines

The Imprint's Farrah Mina interviews author Shannon Gibney about her book “The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be.”

For Black Americans, justice means more than a guilty verdict.


Sympathy is Nice, But Justice is Better

Dezarae Newstrom writes that there is so much cruelty within policing and foster care, and that we need education on the history of these systems.

After the police killing of George Floyd, many Americans demanded justice.


It is Not Over. We Still Need More Justice.

Deddtrease Edwards writes that Black and brown communities need to continue to fight for justice.

The ICWA Law Center staff.


Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together

To examine the Indian Child Welfare Act and its impact, The Imprint reviewed summaries of 40 cases handled last fall by a leading nonprofit law firm in Minnesota, where Native American children are removed from their parents at a rate unseen elsewhere in the country. The review revealed that the federal law has a clear benefit for the children it is designed to protect — and without it, those rights would be greatly diminished.


Chauvin Guilty Verdict: ‘Today we mourn. Tonight we dream. Tomorrow, we continue the fight’

Signs held at protests that took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year by police officers.
Youth and leaders in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems reacted with speed and deep emotion Tuesday to the conviction of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd last year — a murder that moved the entire globe to protest racial injustice and police brutality.


Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness in the United States is an under-reported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless.