What's On Today - Monday

MLK Breakfast is Live-streamed This Morning

Happy King Day! Eric Holder Jr., the first African American Attorney General is the keynote speaker for this year’s observance. The event at the Amory is sold out. You can still be part of the event via livestream. Go to

Www.MLKbreakfast.com at 8:00am to see the event, live. Later today at 10:00 am, join us for KMOJ’s 9th annual Soul Bowl!!

‘Get The Gat’: Woman Dancing Goes Viral As LSU Football Team Visits White House

The LSU Tigers football team defeated Clemson for the college football national championship Monday night with an ending score of 42-25. Among the praise they received following their win, the team also took a trip to the Oval Office to visit President Donald Trump. And while the speech Trump gave in front of members of the team where he referred to his impeachment and called himself a “son of a b*tch” is a hot topic on Twitter, what folks are really trying to figure out is, who’s the white woman doing the “Get the Gat” challenge with LSU players in the White House? [Read more]

Kweisi Mfume Responds To NAACP Sexual Harassment Reports Resurfacing

In the midst of former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume vying to regain a congressional seat, records have resurfaced revealing that his departure from the civil rights organization came on the heels of a potential sexual harassment lawsuit against Mfume and the organization, as well as questionable business practices. The NAACP’s executive committee took a secret vote in 2004 to terminate his contract as CEO ending a nine-year run as leader of the organization, a report from The Baltimore Sun claims. [Read more]

NBA Star Trae Young Eliminates Medical Debt For Atlanta Families

NBA star Trae Young’s impact in Atlanta spans far beyond the basketball court. According to CNN, the Atlanta Hawks point guard assisted in eliminating $1 million in medical debt for underprivileged families.

The initiative was a collaborative effort between the 21-year-old’s nonprofit dubbed The Trae Young Foundation and an organization called RIP Medical Debt which works to alleviate financial burdens for individuals who are living below the federal poverty level. Young made a $10,000 donation which equated to the cancellation of $1,059,186.39 in medical debt for Atlanta residents struggling to make ends meet. His donation will benefit at least 570 families. [Read more]

KMOJ and TPT Hosting Housing Forum February 4th at 5:30 PM

Join KMOJ and TPT for a Community Conversation on Housing and Tenants Rights. Its taking place on February 4th, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, 1015 4th Avenue North in Minneapolis. Talk to Council members, Housing leaders, researchers and others who are interested in helping you. Know your rights are and hear solutions to your concerns. For more more information and registration to this free event, visit, https://www.tpt.org/?s=housing+first

Masked Perpetrator Pulls Off Violent Robbery Outside U Residence Hall

Police are investigating after a man in a mask assaulted and robbed a victim outside a University of Minnesota residence hall.  The attack happened yesterday morning at Territorial Hall in the 400-block of Southeast Walnut Street.  The masked suspect in a black coat and bluejeans punched the victim, stole a wallet, and ran from the scene.  The victim is not affiliated with the university.  A campus-wide safety alert was sent out but no arrests have been made.

Shelter Closing Has Former Drake Residents Seeking Housing

Dozens of people who lived at the Francis Drake Hotel are still seeking longer-term housing.  A temporary church shelter closes in less than a week, but officials say no residents will be turned out into the street.  About 200 people lost their transitional housing after a Christmas Day fire destroyed the downtown Minneapolis hotel.  Nearly 45 of those evacuated were still staying at First Covenant Church as of last night.  Most of the remaining people are single adults.