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Racists Freak Out Over Black Santa At Mall Of America

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.06.2016 | Black Voices

There’s a black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota, giving children of color a Kringle that looks like them at the nation’s biggest s...

Mall Of America Will Host A Black Santa This Year For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Black Voices

’Tis the season of joy and mall Santas. For Larry Jefferson-Gamble, that means leaving his home in Dallas and traveling to Minneapolis’ Mall of Am...

America's Biggest Mall Will Close On Thanksgiving So People Can Be With Family

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.19.2016 | Good News

People who work at country’s biggest mall will get to fully enjoy their food comas this Turkey Day. The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Min...

Black Lives Matter Activists Stage Actions To Disrupt Christmas As Usual

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.24.2015 | Black Voices

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec 23 (Reuters) - Black Lives Matter held demonstrations in Minnesota and California on Wednesday to protest police killings of u...

Mall Of America Wants To Keep Out Black Lives Matter Protesters

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices

The Black Lives Matter movement plans a large protest at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Wednesday, but mall officials have asked a judge to cance...

Not-to-Miss in Minneapolis

Sharon Hoge | Posted 10.31.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Technically a visit to Minnesota's principal city includes additional "must" stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there's plenty to see in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs without even crossing the mighty Mississippi.

Overheard in Minnesota, Dontcha Know?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

It might be too much to call this place inclusive. It's unforgiving winters -- oh, I know, you were waiting for that -- ensure that only the hearty call a place like this home. But Minneapolis is culturally diverse in a way few American cities are.

Eric Holder: U.S. Malls Should 'Step Up' Security

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Shopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threat...

Chris Hayes Praises Laura Ingraham For Terrorist Propaganda Comments

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.25.2015 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Hayes praised Fox News personality and conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Tuesday evening for her response to a new video purportedly...

This Might Be The Most Surprising Vacation Spot

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel

Normally, it is not advisable to vacation in a mall -- unless Auntie Anne's and discount shoes are your idea of a stimulating trip, we advise you visi...

A Prayer From the Mall of America

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

I thank you for the Bloomington Police Department, and the Mall of America Security Force, for their willingness to keep things calm and peaceful. May their humanity continue to shine in the difficult months ahead, as we work towards systemic change when police are accountable to the same laws as other citizens.

These 10 American Attractions Are Totally Touristy, But I'm Okay With That

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Some are simply roadside photo ops, others are full-fledged tourist attractions, all are worth putting on your Americana bucket list. Go ahead, strap on a fanny pack and grab your binoculars. We're playing tourist today.

Mall Of America To Make Gay Marriage History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Usually the only time people line up to go to a mall at midnight is on Black Friday, but this upcoming Thursday is another type of holiday in the stat...

Thousands Of Ladybugs Released In Mall Of America

Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

From Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Assistant Editor: Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home, the nursery rhyme advises. And some 72,000 ladybugs have fo...

LOOK: The Surprising Location Of This New Hotel

Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel

Minnesota's Mall of America is getting a swank new hotel. The new Radisson Blu opens March 15, and is literally connected to the country's biggest ...

New SpongeBob SquarePants Song Urges Shoppers Not to Be Jerks This Holiday Season

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So who's responsible for the catchiest holiday song to come along in years? Would you believe Michael Vick and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson? It was Vick and Wilson's bad behavior which helped inspire the creation of that new Xmas classic, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)."

19 Charged For 'Brawl Of America'

Posted 04.26.2012 | Crime

Eight adults and 11 minors face a variety of charges including rioting and disorderly conduct for several fights that turned the Mall of America into ...

Celebrating Spiritual Death On Black Friday

Coleen Rowley | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home
Coleen Rowley

Martin Luther King Jr. warned that a country in continuous war approaches spiritual death. I wonder if he realized that this extinction would play out in the nation's shopping malls.

Our Guide To Minneapolis Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Minneapolis can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, w...