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New Details Emerge About Apple’s Next iPhone, Water Resistant AirPods & Bigger MacBook, Report

Apple’s worst-kept secret is its three new iPhone 11 models featuring that not so attractive triple-camera system on the back. Bloomberg shared more details about the highly-anticipated smartphones and revealed the company will be announcing updates to other devices as well. There has been a lot of buzz around the next generation of the iPhone. […]

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‘The People’s Station’: KMOJ-FM broadcasts for the Minnesota African-American community and beyond

MinnPost photo by Jim WalshPart of the staff that makes KMOJ go (left-to-right): Back row: Ray Seville (underwriting manager), Malcolm Samuels (underwriter), Glen Golden (announcer), Freddie Bell (general manager), Walter “Q Bear” Banks, Jr. (operations manager/announcer). Front row: Nikki Love (announcer/underwriter), Tiffany Washington (announcer/receptionist), Bridgette Stewart (underwriter).

By Jim Walsh | 08/22/2019

Monday morning was a quiet hive of urgent activity at the studios of KMOJ-FM on Penn and Broadway in north Minneapolis. The station’s weekly board meeting had just ended, and employees and volunteers were gearing up for the business week of running one of the nation’s oldest and most successful community radio stations.

There was legendary KMOJ deejay Walter “Q Bear” Banks, Jr., heading over to his memorabilia-festooned cubicle while planning his next drive-time show. There was the one and only Nikki Love, arguably the most respected hip-hop deejay in the Twin Cities. There was Ray Seville, the station’s underwriting manager and founder of the dance party stalwart Ray Seville Productions, who was heading off to the State Fairgrounds to set up KMOJ’s booth — this year with a “dancing with the deejays” theme. [Read more]

Tee Grizzley’s Manager Shot & Killed In Detroit, She Was Rapper’s Aunt

Tee Grizzley‘s car was shot at in Detroit. Unfortunately, a passenger was killed—the rapper’s manager who also happened to be his aunt. https://www.instagram.com/p/BllYOnHFVNK/ Reportedly, Grizzley’s Cadillac Escalade was shot up Tuesday night (August 20) as he got out of the passenger side. According to TMZ, his aunt, Jobina “JB” Brown was sitting in the back […]

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Black Panther Party Co-Founder Huey P. Newton Was Murdered 30 Years Ago

The life of activist and Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton came to a tragic end 30 years ago on this day at the hands of a member of a similar Black Nationalist organization who considered him an enemy. Newton was said to have fallen on hard times after his ascent to the top of the Panthers’ ranks alongside Bobby Seale, but other details surrounding his death remain murky.

Huey Newton, 47 at the time, was found on an Oakland street lying in blood. He was shot in the same neighborhood where Black Panther members would work with area churches to serve free breakfast to young people. It took Oakland authorities three days to garner a confession from 24-year-old Tyrone Robinson, a drug dealer and member of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) group that warred with Newton and the Panthers for two decades. [Read more]

Colin Kaepernick’s Attorney Says JAY-Z’s NFL Partnership Is Cold-Blooded

JAY-Z and his partnership with the NFL continues to receive backlash, and some support, from all fronts. In a recent interview, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer called the Brooklyn mogul’s move “cold-blooded.” “This deal between Jay-Z and the NFL crosses the intellectual picket line,” said Kap’s attorney Mark Geragos, who reportedly described the deal as cold-blooded, in […]

Source: The Urban Daily