Category Archives: Front Page

youngblackmen1

POSITIVE STATISTICS ABOUT YOUNG BLACK MEN

Earlier this month, an attention-grabbing 30-second video, released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and featuring Medford High School students, debunked many stereotypes and myths about young black men.  

545169f4cc5eb.image

MET COUNCIL OPENS SECTION 8 WAITING LIST

The Metropolitan Council opened its waiting list for section 8 federal rent assistance Tuesday for the first time since 2007. They expect to receive more than 60,000 applications for section 8 rent assistance this week.  

23SHMURDAJP-articleLarge

BROOKLYN HIP-HOP STAR BOBBY SHMURDA FINDS LABEL UNSUPPORTIVE WHILE IN JAIL

There was an article circulating on social media a little while ago accusing record labels of seeking out young rappers in the urban community to make money off their talents.  But as soon as they come into trouble with the law, the record labels back off and find another young talent to sink their teeth into.  Bobby Shmurda's story sounds so similar, it's scary. Take a look:

esther-okade

10-YEAR-OLD ESTHER OKADE ONE OF U.K.’S YOUNGEST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

She’s a big fan of Disney’s Frozen, and loves playing with her dolls. But Esther Okade is also a university undergraduate after starting a degree at the age of ten.  

670px-Prevent-Rust-on-Your-Car-Step-1

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM ROAD SALT DAMAGE

Local auto mechanics are saying it's imperative that you wash your car in the winter months because the mixture of road salt and chemicals can be a recipe for a rust disaster.

871756_G

POLICE NEED CONVICTION BEFORE SELLING YOUR SEIZED ITEMS

Every year, police and prosecutors in Minnesota make about $7 million selling seized items, mostly from drug dealers and drunk drivers, usually spending proceeds on training or equipment.  However, sometimes, they get carried away.  

monique-and-husband-e1286137539958

MO’NIQUE’S ‘NASTY MEAN’ HUSBAND SIDNEY HICKS ALLEGEDLY TO BLAME FOR HOLLYWOOD BLACKBALL

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mo'nique said she'd learned why she was having such a hard time finding work in Hollywood during a conversation with "Empire's" Director Lee Daniels.

slaves8

NEW SLAVERY VIDEO GAME INTENDED TO MAKE LEARNING ABOUT IT “FUN” SPURS NAT’L OUTRAGE

A fairly new video game designed to make learning about slavery more “fun” for students is rightfully causing a huge uproar across the country.  

pretty-african-american-busine-52320583

TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN BUSINESS OWNERSHIP AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN

As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February, there is good news for African-American women who aspire to become entrepreneurs.  

635587443905753383-AP-ANTHEM-HACK-70578577

ANTHEM DATA BREACH AFFECTS 300,000 MINNESOTANS PERSONAL INFORMATION

About 300,000 Minnesotans were affected by the massive data security breach reported earlier this month by health insurer Anthem Inc., the state Commerce Department announced Tuesday.  

Screen shot 2013-11-20 at 5.45.10 PMampers_kmojwc_kmojhd_kmojlegacy_kmojaurn_kmojcpb_kmoj