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Hope is Definite: DJ Dan Speak Spins Hip Hop’s Evolution in the Twin Cities

Inside the paradoxically stylish Louie’s Wine Dive near Lyn-Lake in Minneapolis, I share a booth with DJ Dan Speak (Dannie Young)—a longtime Twin Cities DJ with nearly 20 years behind the turntables. Dannie is one of the few Minneapolitans able to list the names of radio stations credited with broadcasting some of the earliest hip hop-centric shows—stations not located in Minneapolis, or even Chicago, but the birthplace of hip hop: the Big Apple.

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BILL WOULD SPEND $200K TO HELP AFRICAN AMERICANS QUIT MENTHOL CIGARETTES

A bill authored by two Minneapolis DFL senators -- Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion -- would allocate a one-time expense of $200,000 to evaluate and develop strategies to address menthol-flavored cigarette usage in the African American community.  

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“PRANCING ELITES PROJECT” ON OXYGEN

This African American, gay and gender non-conforming dance team comprised of Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis, Jerel Maddox and Timothy Smith is challenging societal norms while overcoming several obstacles with passion and wit on their journey to be their authentic selves.

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KELLY ROWLAND COVERS ESSENCE MAGAZINE WITH BABY TITAN

Destiny’s Child songstress Kelly Rowland welcomed a baby boy into the world 4-months ago with husband Tim Witherspoon and she recently gave the masses a first official glimpse at his precious face during a sit-down with Essence magazine.

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DO KIDS NEED CHORES?

A recent story about chores and how they affect successful kids is burning up the Wall Street Journal's website.

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EVANDER HOLYFIELD: “FOOTBALL WAS MY FIRST LOVE…BOXING WAS PLAN B”

Evander Holyfield won 54 professional fights, beat Mike Tyson twice (although he did lose an ear) and is the only 4-time heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Now just imagine what he could've done if his heart was in it ...

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CELEBS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE ASIAN

The Term "Asian" Covers Many Ethnicities, Which Can't Be Summed Up In Physical Features. So many people fall into the trap of thinking that all Asian people look the same, but that is not at all true. The term "Asian" covers so many diverse ethnicities, which can't be summed up in just a few physical features. Check Out These Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Are Asian.  

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KERRY WASHINGTON COVERS NEW ISSUE OF MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE

Scandal star Kerry Washington is front-and-center on the latest issue of Marie Claire. In her interview she speaks about her respect for Shonda Rhimes, how she didn’t grow up thinking she was pretty, and how she protects her private life.

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METRO TRANSIT OFFERS “MILLER LITE FREE” RIDES FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

There are 29 bus routes and METRO Blue Line and Green Line trains that offer trips for FREE after midnight on March 17th

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EXPERIMENTAL HERPES VACCINE WORKS IN MICE

From polio to smallpox, vaccines have gone a long way in eradicating many of the world’s diseases, but some viruses remain stubbornly untreatable with vaccines.  

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