What's On Today - Saturday

Steve Harvey Goes Hard On Mo’Nique: ‘There Are Different Ways To Win The War’

Mo’Nique has been feuding with everyone in Hollywood from Whoopi Goldberg to Oprah Winfrey to Steve Harvey. She appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show”  on Wednesday and the conversation got intense with neither of them backing down.

The interview started with Mo’ expressing her disappointment in people saying she was difficult and said directly to Harvey: “This is my brother, and when I heard you go on the air and you said ‘My sister done burned too many bridges and there’s nothing I can do for her now.’ Steve, do you know how hurt I was?” [Read more]

Gucci Claims Ignorance About Blackface That’s Also Controversial In Europe

The top executive at Italian luxury brand Gucci pleaded ignorance to knowing that his company could receive criticism over its sweater that resembles blackface—even though blackface is also controversial in Europe.

Marco Bizzarri, Gucci’s president and CEO, and the company’s creative director Alessandro Michele broke their silence on Tuesday about the blackface controversy that has engulfed the company, the Los Angeles Times reported.

After an avalanche of criticism last week, Gucci ended sales of its $890 balaclava black-knit women’s sweater that could be pulled up over the lower half of the wearer’s face. It featured signature bright red lips associated with blackface as a cut-out for the mouth. [Read more]

It’s National Cheddar Day

National Cheddar Day - February 13

NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY

Grilled cheese would be buttered bread without melt-able slices piled high; burgers would be lackluster without a perfect ooze; mac & cheese would just be…mac, to be frank. So many of our iconic American dishes simply wouldn’t be the same without a slice of cheddar’s deliciousness.

CHEDDAR HISTORY

There’s some history to this love of cheddar as well. How exactly did cheddar become a staple in so many of our favorite foods? Let us tell you!

Cheddar first rolled into being in the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England in the 12th century. Cheddar accounts for more than a third of all the cheese sold in the United States [Read more]

Fairfax Accuser Said She Was Raped By Former NBA Player Corey Maggette

Fairfax Accuser Said She Was Raped By Former NBA Player Corey Maggette

Meredith Watson is one of the women who claims she was sexually assaulted by Virginia’s lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax. Now it is being reported she was also raped by former NBA player and Fox Sports analyst Corey Maggette.

The New York Times reports Watson was allegedly raped 20 years ago at Duke University by Maggette “and that school officials did not pursue the claim, according to a childhood friend of the woman and Facebook messages the woman exchanged with another friend.” [Read more]

Wendy Williams’ Staff Reportedly Does Not Want Her To Return

The queen of hot topics, Wendy Williams, is now headline news. Her talk show has been postponed for weeks and now a new report comes out that her staff doesn’t even want her to return.

A “close source” told Radar Online, “It has been like a vacation having guest hosts. Everyone is laughing and smiling and working together. We all had gotten so used to walking on eggshells around Wendy and Kevin, we forgot what a fun work environment was.” Kevin Hunter is Wendy’s husband and has been accused of getting another woman pregnant. [Read more]

Even More Snow Drops on the The Metro

Forecasters say more snow and cold are on the way for the Twin Cities.  Up to eight inches of light, fluffy snow fell overnight on parts of the Twin Cities and more is expected Thursday night.  Meteorologists say that despite late January’s polar vortex, snowfall levels are about average for a Minnesota winter.  Anoka Hennepin Schools are closed today. Minneapolis and St. Paul schools are open.

>>Mother, Daughter Identified In Minneapolis Double Homicide 

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Authorities are identifying two women shot to death in a Minneapolis apartment complex.  Officials say 67-year-old Eileen Mark was shot in the chest Saturday night at her apartment in the Holmes Park Village complex on Second Avenue Southeast.  Mark’s daughter, 42-year-old Jennifer Angerhofer was shot in the head and neck at the same location.  Police haven’t made any arrests or named a motive for the killings.   [Read more]

Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley Visits KMOJ Studios

Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley and Chantel Sings

Stil beaming from an historic win last fall, Commisioner Angela Conley says there is work to do. She was able to tap in voter freustration over county wide  racial disparities and a dissatisfaction with national politics to win her seat on the seven-member board. Coney is the frist African American to serve in the Board’s 166 year- history.

Conley told Freddie Bell and Chantel Sings that her experience as a black, single mother who once lived on government support — adds a necessary perspective to the board. Born in South Minneapolis, Conley touts those personal experiences, as well as her work in activism, nonprofits and government as reasons why she’ll make a strong commissioner for her urban district. [Read more]

KMOJ FM 89.9 Introduces New App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App.  You can download from this page!

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app.

The KMOJ FM App leverages KMOJ’s Adult Urban Contemporary and Hip-Hop music formats and it’s public affairs programming in an easy-to-use platform.

So whether listeners are on the go or simply want the flexibility of listening anytime or anywhere, the KMOJ FM App is the perfect tool.

Fans of KMOJ The Ice HD2 have been asking for the App as listening on the go is the principal way this 18-35 demographic consumes information.

KMOJ officials say the KMOJ FM App takes both radio stations to the next level consistent with its goal to super-serve its communities and train the next generation of broadcasters.

THe KMOJ FM App is available now.

KMOJ FM 89.9 Introduces New App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App.  You can download from this page!

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app. [Read more]

Truth and Transformation in Media Changing Racial Narratives

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Join us on March 19 and 20 for Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media, an innovative conference that aims to equip media professionals to challenge racial narratives and build trust in local news media. Learn how to create more accurate, complete and trustworthy narratives by challenging racial bias — for yourself, your work and your communities. The conference is the product of a collaboration between The Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Public Radio, KMOJ, Pillsbury United Communities, ThreeSixty Journalism at St. Thomas, and Hamline University.

Learn more about the conference and what you can expect to learn at https://bit.ly/2RNNEib. [Read more]