MN State Fair 2018

Join KMOJ at the MN State Fair Thursday through Labor Day. We invite you to Dance With Our DJs and to meet our personalities  from the People’s Station and The Ice.  The schedule of activities will be published this week. We’ll see you at our booth site, located at Judson and Clough! 

Breastfeeding Mom Has Hilarious Response When Told To Cover Up

A mother was breastfeeding her baby in public when a stranger asked her to cover up.

Instead of placing a cloth over her 4-month-old baby, Melanie Dudley tossed it over her own face.

Facebook user Carol Lockwood shared a photo of Dudley nursing her baby in a hotel bistro with a blanket covering her head.

“A friend’s daughter-in-law was told to ‘cover up’ while feeding her baby, so she did!” stated the post. “I’ve never met her, but I think she’s AWESOME!!! (Please share! With permission, I’ve made this post public — I’m SO over people shaming women for nursing!!!” [Read more]

No Bull: Is The Bull Market Coming To An End?

THIS MORNING YOU JOIN US WITH A TOPIC YOU KNOW WELL: THE STOCK MARKET. WHAT HAS PIQUED YOUR INTEREST THIS WEEK?

We are the verge of a record. The U.S. stock market could soon lay claim to being in the longest bull run in modern history. Barring a 20% market correction in the next 72 hours, Wednesday will see the bull market turns 3,453 days old, putting it one day beyond the bull run that started in October 1990 and ended with the bursting of the tech bubble in March 2000.

The current bull run began after the markets bottomed out on March 9, 2009 during the financial crisis. At that time, the S&P 500 fell to 666. Since then it climbed to a high of 2,872, in January, and still holds above 2,800, for a gain of 325 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 6,443.27 on March 6, 2009, having lost over 54% of its value since the October 9, 2007 high. On Friday, it closed over 25,000. [Read more]

Our Queen of Soul

If there were a Mount Rushmore for greatest singers of all time, it’s quite possible that each image carved from the mammoth wall of granite could be of Aretha Franklin. The woman also known as the Queen of Soul began her musical reign as a precocious teen in Detroit before her infectious voice methodically swept the world off its feet.

Considering all she’s done for us, it’s only right that we do our best to pay homage to Aretha by putting together this comprehensive retrospective of various aspects of her life with an emphasis on pictures. [Read more]

Hip-Hop Samples: Aretha Franklin


The Queen of Soul lived for generations whether it be in R&B, hip-hop, gospel or more. Aretha Franklin’s voice was instrumental in many an outstanding hip-hop classic over the years from the obscure to the not so obscure. RELATED: A Rose Is Still A Rose: On Aretha Franklin’s ’90s Classic RELATED: 10 More Hip-Hop Songs […]

Source: The Urban Daily

LAPD Appoints First Black Woman Deputy Chief

A woman in California is breaking barriers for Black women in law enforcement. Regina Scott has been appointed to take on the role of deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department; making her the first African-American woman in the department’s history to hold that position, the Daily Breeze reported.

Scott has spent several years of her career working for the LAPD, the news outlet writes. Prior to being selected to serve as deputy chief, she was the commander of the Office of Information Technology Bureau where she oversaw the department’s computer systems. In her new role, she will lead the LAPD’s Operations-Central Bureau, which stations serve 900,000 residents. [Read more]

Taraji P. Henson To Launch Non-Profit That Addresses Mental Health Stigma In The Black Community

Actress Taraji P. Henson is using her platform as an avenue to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health in the African-American community. The Empire star recently announced the launch of a non-profit organization that is designed to provide resources for individuals battling with mental illness, the Los Angeles Sentinel reported.

Henson’s inspiration for the organization—dubbed the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation—was pulled from her personal experiences, the news outlet writes. While coming of age she witnessed her father suffer from psychological trauma after he returned home from the Vietnam War. [Read more]

SZA Is Designing A Clothing Line For Charity

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Singer-songwriter, SZA is on a mission to save the planet one sweatshirt and t-shirt at a time! She recently announced her new CTRL Fishing Co clothing line on Instagram.

She gave her followers a preview a few pieces and asked. ““Y’ALL READY TO SAVE DA OCEANS or nah.” The line is focused on sustainability and features slogans like ““Puck Flastic” and “Sustainability Gang.”  When asked, SZA confirmed that 100% of its profits will go toward the cause according to Page Six. [Read more]