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KMOJ Says, “Thank you!”

Thank you for making the 2020 Pledge Drive a success. For more than forty years its been the mission of KMOJ to give to our community. You help by going to our Donate Page. Over the years we’ve given you the music you love, the information you need, and the love and understanding that keeps us moving together.


Even though the formal drive is complete, you can still support KMOJ in a meaningful way.… Read more

Covid-19 Update 11/27/2020

Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)295,001
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)289,364
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)5,637
Newly reported cases5,704
Newly reported confirmed cases5,533
Newly reported probable cases171

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths101

Newly reported deaths detail

Racist Landlord Gets Fraction Of Max Prison Time For ‘Threatening To Kill’ Black Family Tenants

A racist white man who rented property to a Black family with children has been given a relatively light prison sentence after he pleaded guilty and openly admitted to being motivated by his racism for discriminating against and “threatening to kill” the tenants in North Carolina. The “justice” was far from swift.

Douglas Matthew Gurkins was sentenced nearly six years after he drove to the Black family’s home in Greenville and threatened them with bodily harm while “yelling racial slurs” because he said they did not “belong” there.… Read more

The Weeknd Speaks Out About Grammy Snub, Recording Academy Chief Responds


On Tuesday (Nov 24), the National Recording Academy received an onslaught of tweets from fans and celebrities inquiring about a few of 2020’s most notable albums, including projects by Lil Baby among many others, but when it came to the snubbing of one of this year’s biggest artists, many artists and fans alike are asking “what happened?”

Source: The Urban Daily

The Weeknd Receives Zero Grammy Nominations, Fans Left Befuddled


This week music’s premier association revealed their nominations and as always some folks were left with the struggle face. One performer’s fan base is making it clear that their favorite crooner was robbed. On Tuesday the 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations were announced. As spotted on Complex The Weeknd wasn’t slotted for one award. Given […]

Source: The Urban Daily

COVID Update for MN Suspended Today

No New COVID-19 Case Information

November 26, 2020

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the situation update and weekly report for COVID-19 will not be updated today. Updates will resume tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 27. The daily situation update will be released at 11 a.m. The weekly report will be released in the afternoon. 

The Situation Update for COVID-19 posted on Saturday, Nov. 28 will include data for two days: Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.… Read more

Rev. Al Sharpton On David Dinkins’ Political Legacy: ‘A Distinguished Champion Fighting For Everyone’

Rev. Al Sharpton On David Dinkins’ Political Legacy: ‘A Distinguished Champion Fighting For Everyone’

Source: Michael Stewart / Getty

New York City, the nation and the world lost a gentle giant and a champion for equality this week. The death of former Mayor David Dinkins is a loss difficult to encapsulate in words, for he was a remarkable leader who in many ways laid the groundwork for Blacks to seek higher office all over the country.… Read more

COVID-19 Update 11/25/2020

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)289,303
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)283,831
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)5,472
Newly reported cases6,399
Newly reported confirmed cases6,180
Newly reported probable cases219

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths72

Newly reported deaths detail

Hardly Any Black People Trust The Covid Vaccines, New Survey Confirms

Florida Volunteers Take Part In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Source: Joe Raedle / Getty

It was already pretty established that Black and brown folks were leery of being inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine, but the results of a new survey have resoundingly underscored that truth despite the coronavirus‘ disproportionate effect on their respective communities.

The survey, released Monday, was conducted in part with the NAACP and set out to address “attitudes and impacts of Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance in the Black and Latinx communities.”… Read more