Brita Hunegs

Brita Hunegs

Brita Hunegs is a Minnesota freelance journalist.

Minnesota DFL tries to make contraception an election issue after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

By: - July 17, 2020

Minnesota women’s health advocates and their allies at the State Capitol are pushing legislation to bolster access to contraception. The proposal comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week upholding a Trump Administration order allowing employers to deny health care coverage for birth control on religious or moral grounds.   The Protect […]

Minneapolis Police were once used as strike breakers

By: - July 7, 2020

“The blood of workers ran freely in the streets of Minneapolis yesterday. They were shot down and wounded by uniformed thugs commanded by police chief Michael Johannes. Forty-eight sons of the working class were mowed down by shotguns in the hands of police” — From The Organizer, the daily strike bulletin of General Drivers Local […]

This neighborhood hero used to dance with George Floyd and now she’s making everyone free pupusas

By: - June 4, 2020

Cesia Abigail Baires remembers that George Floyd loved to dance.  She spent every Sunday at Conga Latin Bistro in Minneapolis where Floyd — “Big Floyd” as she and other friends called him — worked as a bouncer.  “Whenever he had a little chance when he heard some Spanish music playing, we’d just started dancing,” Baires said. […]

Closed for the pandemic, opening during George Floyd protests

By: - June 2, 2020

Gloria Morales is letting people know her hair salon is back in business with a sign in front of the shop reading “Salon Open.” But the message, written on a boarded up window, is dwarfed by the spray painted phrases surrounding it: “Que Viva La Revolución!!!” and “Long Live George Floyd.” Blocks of boarded up […]