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The people we share our lives with are so colorful. Legendary in their own ways. Even the ordinary have their own kind of extraordinary, you know? And that’s what an Epilogg helps you capture — all their special kind of magic — in ways no traditional obituary can. For free. KMOJ has partnered with Epilogg to help create a lasting memory of family and friends who have passed on. At no cost, you can create an obituary or a memorial without potentially spending hundreds of dollars.… Read more

After Pfizer’s News Of Promising Vaccine Results, Concerns Linger About Vaccine Equity for Under 12 Year Olds

After Pfizer’s News Of Promising Vaccine Results, Concerns Linger About Vaccine Equity for Under 12 Year Olds

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Pfizer announced a significant breakthrough on Monday regarding vaccinating elementary school-age children. New data from the vaccine trial for children under 12 showed the vaccine was safe for children 5-11 and had a similar immune system response as adults.  

As a part of the trial, children under 12 were given a modified dosage of the Pfizer COVID-19. Read more

Anti-Vax Special Ed Staffer Thinks Blackface Is The Best Way To Oppose Vaccine Mandate

Anti-Vax Special Ed Staffer Thinks Blackface Is The Best Way To Oppose Vaccine Mandate

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Oregon teachers and other school staff must be vaccinated by Oct. 18. But an anti-vax special education staffer at an elementary school decided protesting in blackface was the way to protest the change. The NBC affiliate KGW reported the staffer showed up to work in blackface on Friday.

The staffer is now on leave from their position at Mable Rush Elementary.… Read more

Michaela Coel Dedicates Emmy Speech To Survivors Of Sexual Assault

Michaela Coel Dedicates Emmy Speech To Survivors Of Sexual Assault

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The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards belonged to Michaela Coel, the creator, producer, director, and star of the HBO and BBC series, I May Destroy You. The British actress took home the Emmy award for Best Writing in a Television Limited Series or Movie for her work on the powerful series and made history as the first Black woman ever to do so.… Read more

Prosecution Rests Its Case In R. Kelly Sex Trial After 20 Days Of Witness Testimony

Prosecution Rests Its Case In R. Kelly Sex Trial After 20 Days Of Witness Testimony

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UPDATED: 2:19 p.m. ET, Sept. 20

Originally published: Sept. 5

Grammy award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly is facing racketeering and sex trafficking charges that span over three decades. The 59-year-old has been in jail since his 2019 indictment and could spend the rest of his life behind bars. For years, Kelly has had a reputation of exploiting young women, having sex with minors and keeping women locked in his house without food or water.… Read more

‘Friday’ & ‘House Party’ Actor & Comedian Anthony “A.J.” Johnson Reportedly Has Died

Anthony AJ Johnson Actor Comedian

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Anthony Johnson, also known as A.J. Johnson, is reportedly dead according to still unconfirmed reports. Johnson was known for making comedic turns in a number of hit films and televisions shows, drawing on his Southern Californian roots.

Johnson was born May 5, 1965 (according to Wikipedia), and raised in Compton, Calif. Although he got his start in 1982, it wasn’t until the 1990’s hit House Party and his role as E.Z.E.… Read more

Video Shows Texas Cops ‘Unnecessarily Dragged’ Handcuffed Black Suspect

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A Texas police detective has been suspended for 20 days for dragging a handcuffed Black man down the street after arresting him months ago in a violent encounter recorded on a video that was made public this week.

Investigators said Detective David Pantoja and Officer Robert Ferguson, both of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), handcuffed Joshua Coney then “unnecessarily dragged” him while he pleaded for medical assistance during the arrest on the afternoon of Jan.… Read more

An 8-Year-Old Black Girl Dies In South Philly Suburb. ‘High Probability’ Cops Killed Her

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Often attributed to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the quote “justice delayed, is justice denied” is an ancient legal principle. And yet justice continues to be denied for 8-year-old Fanta Bility and other victims of a late August police shooting. Nearly a month after her killing, the community of Sharon Hill, Pa. is left wondering when justice will be served.

According to local news outlets, an independent investigation into the killing of eight-year-old Fanta Bility was announced Thursday.… Read more

Lil Baby Responds To Claims He Bought A Fake Patek Phillipe


Lil Baby has some more explaining to do. The Internets have called him out for wearing an obviously fake Patek Phillipe watch. As spotted on Complex the trapper turned rapper’s name had some smut thrown on it this week. He recently flexed what was supposed to be a limited-edition Patek Philippe Nautilus 40th Anniversary timepiece. Originally released in 2016, […]

Source: The Urban Daily