What's On Today - Sunday

The 11 Most Compelling 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, conspiracy theories about that fateful date in American history have more than persisted — they’ve thrived.

Many have been recycled over the years, but new ones have arisen, as well, such as the U.S. government supposedly not deploying the military to stop the planes from flying into the Twin Towers so it could justify fighting a foreign war.

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump, before he was president, also got in on the act, claiming that “thousands and thousands of people [in New Jersey] were cheering as that building was coming down.” [Read more]

Lil Nas X Speaks Out On Kevin Hart Being Blasted For Their Exchange On Him Coming Out

Kevin Hart went viral last for an exchange with Lil Nas X on HBO’s “The Shop.” Many people slammed the 40-year-old comedian for appearing to dismiss the 20-year-old rapper being his authentic self. However, Lil Nas X is now speaking out.

While speaking with DJ Scream and Moran Tha Man for Hoodrich Radio!, Nas said, “No, I’m not mad at Kevin Hart. I mean, like, a lot of situations like that, I just…I don’t try to get into that.”

He continued, “I don’t try to get into these situations ’cause online I’m just here to be funny and laugh and [entertain.] I’m not tryin’ to get into…I’m not trying to put nothin’ in. I’m not tryin’ to say anything because when you say anything your words get twisted and you have to say something about that, and you have to say something about that. It’s just on and on, so I don’t even try to get into anything really. But no, I’m not mad at Kevin Hart.” [Read more]

Minnesota Sports

Jose Berrios fired seven innings of two-hit ball as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Nationals 5-0 at Target Field.  Berrios improved to 12-and-8.  Mitch Garver broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Twins, who have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games.  Jorge Polanco added a two-run double in a three-run eighth.  The series continues tonight. 

The season is over for Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.  The team placed him on the 60-day injured list yesterday with his ailing left shoulder.  Buxton will undergo surgery to repair a damaged labrum that comes with a five to six-month recovery. 

The Minnesota Vikings are back on the practice field as they prepare for the Packers.  Minnesota will visit Green Bay on Sunday seeking its second win.  The Vikes began the season with a 28-12 win over the Falcons this past Sunday.  The Packers beat the Bears 10-3 last Thursday.  [Read more]

Help For HBCUs

Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will be receiving more federal funding.  President Donald Trump announced yesterday during a conference with HBCU’s that the schools will no longer be restricted from accessing federal funding for capital projects after declaring the law unconstitutional.  Under a capital financing program for historically black colleges and universities, the Education Department guarantees loans for capital improvements, but funding was restricted for those HBCUs that were heavily involved in religion.  President Trump praised the institutions as “pillars of excellence” and “engines of advancement for African American citizens.”  [Read more]

St. Paul Crime

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell is calling for a “full department mobilization” in response to three deadly shootings in less than nine hours.  Three men were shot to death in the city between Monday afternoon and early yesterday.  Axtell, flanked by Mayor Melvin Carter, says he hasn’t seen a more violent night in his 30 years with the department.  St. Paul community leaders also spoke out against gun violence. 

The Mayor calls the situation a crisis with 113 people shot so far this year.  The chief says many of the shootings were sparked by young people who identify as being in gangs. Axtel outlined a five-step plan to curb the shootings with includes more officers; a task force to examine gang activity;  new technology; working with partners agencies and more engagement with the public. Mayor Carter says his budget will continue investing in the police department.  So far St. Paul has recorded 19 homicides compared with 22 in all of 2017. [Read more]

Patriot Day

PATRIOT DAY

Patriot Day on September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  Each year, in the United States the day is dedicated to remembering those who died as well as those who risked their own lives to save others. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #PatriotDay

  • Attend Patriot Day ceremonies. 
  • Observe moments of silence:
    • 8:46 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #11 collides into the World Trade Center
    • 9:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #175 collides into the World Trade Center South Tower
    • 9:37 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #77 crashes into the Pentagon
    • 9:59 AM EDT – World Trade Center South Tower Collapses
    • 10:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
    • 10:28 AM EDT – World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
    Volunteer – Help an organization that has meaning to you. Improve the lives of others and the world around you. Spread kindness. Offer the hope and skills you have to others who need it most.Remember – Remember those killed in the attacks. Remember to stand united as a Nation.  Join others in prayer vigils or memorial events.

    Use #PatriotDay or #NeverForget to post on social media and show your support.

    PATRIOT DAY HISTORY

    • September 13, 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush, proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
    • August 31, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2002, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.
    • September 4, 2002, President Bush proclaimed September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.
    • September 9, 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11th as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance,

    In 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump declared September 8–10 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance and proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day. “During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were murdered by radical Islamist terrorists in the brutal attacks of September 11, 2001. We come together to pray for those whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one. We strengthen our resolve to stand together as one Nation.” [Read more]

KMOJ Top Ten Hits Last Week

  1. Truth Hurts, Lizzo
  2. Talk, Kahlid
  3. Enough, Fantasia
  4. Make It Better, Anderson. Paak, Featuring Smokey Robinson
  5. Something Keeps Calling, Raphael Saadig
  6. Love Theory, Kirk Franklin
  7. Love Again, Brandy
  8. Trip, Ella Mai
  9. Steady Love, India.Arie
  10. Just Right, Raheem DeVaughn

Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance

Michelle Obama is raising awareness to the millions of young girls around the world who are not in school.  The former first lady took to Instagram this week to stress the importance of girls having the opportunity to learn, citing that “our whole world benefits.”  In addition, Obama implored her followers to join the Girls Opportunity Alliance to “take action for global girls’ education.”  The program, which is run by Obama and former president Barack Obama’s Obama Foundation, has a goal of empowering young girls all over the globe through education.  [Read more]

New Opportunity for Keys

Alicia Keys is signing a new deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.  Keys’ new deal with Universal looks to continue to her already prominent career.  The “Girl On Fire” singer believes that the partnership will support her existing and future music, while also providing more global opportunities.