NWAF grantee Urban League Twin Cities (ULTC) hosts a virtual conversation featuring the perspectives of youth on what Steven Belton, ULTC’s president, calls the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racism.

“Young, Gifted, and Black: Racism & the ’Rona” is the fifth installment of the Real Talk series of virtual, interactive conversations centered on pressing topics for African American communities. Real Talk is one way ULTC advocates for equity, justice, and power for African Americans.

This June 12, 2020, installment of the series foregrounded the perspectives of young members of the Twin Cities Black communities, highlighting the importance of listening to and nurturing the upcoming generation of leaders. The panelists took a penetrating look at how COVID-19 intersects with centuries of systemic racism and the unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.