In a series of sustained and unrelenting attacks, the Minneapolis StarTribune newspaper has declared an Open Season on Black Leaders.
Beginning with a series of articles appearing last fall (2014) against African American Senators Bobby Joe Champion and Jeff Hayden, the newspaper has engaged in a non-stop series of character attacks, questioning the integrity and credibility of long-established African American leaders, like Louis King, CEO of Summit Academy OIC, and now Scott Gray, CEO & President of the Minneapolis Urban League, Peter Hayden, CEO of Turning Point, Inc. and Al McFarlane, Editor in Chief of Insight News.
Pierre Collins is the “primary suspect” in what officially has become a homicide investigation into the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins, said Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering Sunday afternoon.
At a press conference in Crystal, Revering said law enforcement has “electronic evidence” that places Pierre Collins in “the immediate vicinity” where the search for Barway had centered.
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The search party looking for missing 10-year-old Barway Collins says they have found the body of a child in North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis. The Crystal Police Department and Hennepin County Water Patrol have arrived at the scene.
One feminist group wants to give American money a little makeover by putting a woman on the $20 bill.
Representation matters–and that includes on money! With the exception of the Sacagawea coin, there is no currency in circulation that features a woman’s likeness. The game of dollars and cents has been dominated by men and some think it’s time for that to change.
RAI is leading the effort to raise funds for the construction of an interpretive space commemorating the historical contributions of African Americans to the City of St. Paul, Ramsey County and the State of Minnesota. This space has the opportunity to create interactive programs of sight and sound that educate, inspire and demonstrate the core values of the former Rondo neighborhood.
Officer charged after video shows him shooting unarmed Man!
WARNING: video contains graphic footage!
Octavia Spencer took to Twitter yesterday to do some damage control after some unflattering reports about her began circulating. According to Daily Mail, The Shackactress was unkind to fans at a signing event for her Randi Rhodes children’s books at a Los Angeles Barnes and Noble location.
Keyshia Cole is not going to jail over a 10-year-old bench warrant. As previously reported, back in 2002, Keyshia got a DUI and was placed on probation and was required to attend an alcohol ed course.
Rumor has it that Destiny's Child wants to reunite to do a 10-year-anniversary album and a tour, but don't want to deal with Mathew Knowles. According to the UK Mail, Bey, Kelly and Michelle are fed up with Mathew and don't want to him to make any more money off of them, but he still manages the group, so that is virtually impossible.
Meanwhile, Breezy's baby mama Nia Guzman is reportedly back with her ex, who goes by the name King Ba. Reportedly, Ba thought Royalty was his daughter before he found out that the child was Chris.'
If you missed the live interview with Buckets Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters on Wednesday's (4/1) Middays with Lisa Moy, here it is. Check it out! The Harlem Globetrotters are back in the Twin Cities on April 4th at the Target Center.
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JERRY HELLER SAYS EAZY E SHOULD HAVE KILLED SUGE KNIGHT: In a recent radio interview, ex N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller said that Suge Knight is evil and Eazy E should have killed him years ago. Heller was asked about talking the late rapper out of killing Suge years back and he said he now regrets that. He explained, "I think that Suge Knight is an evil human being.
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.
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.
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.