During the global anti-racism protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, corporations, celebrities and regular people chose to show support for the cause with donations eventually totalling billions of dollars. What comes next?
There was a lot going on when Imam Makram El-Amin received a message from some out-of-town friends.
His North Minneapolis mosque is home to Al-Maa’uun, a charity that runs food, work and housing programmes in a part of the city with some of the highest rates of disparity in the state.
“Healthcare, wealth gap, education, home ownership. Whatever. You pick it, we got it here. So there’s no shortage of need,” he says.
Al-Maa’uun’s resources were being stretched by economic shocks caused by the global coronavirus pandemic when Minneapolis was rocked by the 25 May killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death in police custody