FLOW Northside July 26-28

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl: July 26-28, 2018

Friday, July 27 3:00pm – 10:00pm  Look for KMOJ’s Booth at 2123 West Broadway during the afternoon.  West Broadway Farmers Market, Freedom Friday Concert with H-Cubed, BLO Beer Tasting, Capri Theater Films and other special events Logan – Penn

Since 2006, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl has become both a community celebration and premier art event in North Minneapolis. FLOW is a non-juried, self-guided tour of studios, galleries, theaters, commercial and vacant spaces over a mile and half of the West Broadway corridor. From b-boys to ballet, graffiti to graphite, rap to rhapsody, fine artist to artisan, practicing to professional, FLOW showcases the great art being made every day on the Northside. FLOW is a program of the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. [Read more]

Rondo Day Events/ KMOJ In The Parade!!!

Rondo Events


Rondo Avenue, Inc. hosts several events and partners with other organizations/businesses throughout the year to celebrate its history and to support its work and legacy.

Thursday, July 19th, 5:30 PM – 8 PM, Senior Dinner at Mount Olivet Baptist Church

Saturday, July 21st      6 AM – 9 AM Rondo Days Festival Vendor Check-In and Set Up       

8 AM  Registration for Frank Adams 5K Walk & Run     

8:30 AM Frank Adams Walk & Run Begins            

10 AM Rondo Grande Parade Begins at St. Peter Claver, Look for the KMOJ Float — parade route is attached here for download or viewing. [Read more]

Beyonce Pregnant?

Beyonce is sparking pregnancy rumors.  The 36-year-old performed in a bodysuit at her and Jay-Z’s recent show in Paris, France this week, and fans say the outfit showed off a fuller stomach.  People on Twitter then started asking her to officially announce that she is expecting.  If she is, it will be her and Jay-Z’s fourth child.  The couple just welcomed twins in June last year.   The Carters are currently on their On the Run 2 world tour. 

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Michelle WIlliams Reports Depression

Singer Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child is reportedly being treated for depression.  TMZ says the 37-year-old checked herself into a mental health facility in Los Angeles several days ago.  Williams revealed that she has been struggling with depression since she was a teenager in a television interview last year.  She also admitted that she became suicidal and wanted out of Destiny’s Child when the group became successful.  Williams said in a statement on social media today she has dedicated herself to raising mental health awareness and helping people recognize when it is time to seek help.  [Read more]

How To Get Started (Or Re-Started) Into Therapy

A Quick Guide To Navigating The World Of Mental Health 

Mental Health Awareness Month may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the conversation should stop. There are several great resources available that can help keep the conversation going to help you on your own mental health journey including NAMI and Mental Health America. Interested in exploring therapy? Below are some key steps to getting started and finding a great match.

Source: AP

Program Aims To Increase Racial Representation In Historic Preservation, Urban Planning

There have been many efforts lately to conserve historic Black sites across the country and in a push to keep them going, a new initiative has been launched to diversify the architectural and preservation industry, the Washington Post reported.

A summer program—dubbed “Preservation in Practice”—was created as an avenue to empower students at historically Black colleges and universities to pursue careers in historic preservation, the news outlet writes. The initiative is a collaborative effort between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. During the eight-week program, HBCU students travel to historic sites to learn lessons about architecture and have the opportunity to get hands-on with restoring certain structures. Six students from Morgan State University—who are all architecture majors—were a part of the program’s inaugural class. They’re being mentored by architectural professionals and have visited historic sites in Baltimore and Wyoming; including the Peale Center. [Read more]

Caring For A Loved One With Diabetes

We all know at least one person with diabetes. It is not a secret that diabetes affects a lot of people in many different ways. Whether you are caring for someone who has it or you, yourself, were diagnosed, managing the disease can take over your life. There are strategies, however, you can use to help make the lifestyle adjustments that often become necessary as a result of diabetes much easier.

Here are a few recommendations from healthcare professionals and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). First, learn all that you can about the disease. There are great cookbooks, websites and resources, available to help you learn how to manage diabetes. Two, make it a family affair. If a loved one or family member has been diagnosed, the entire family can jump in and assist by adopting a better diet and active lifestyle. Three, set small, realistic goals. Making small changes over time can work much better than trying to make huge changes all at once. Four, find support. There are lots of support groups out there, and it’s always good to know that you’re not alone. [Read more]

What’s Next For BET After Debra Lee Steps Down As CEO And Chairman?

BET is getting ready for its next era after the network officially says goodbye to its trailblazing CEO and Chairman Debra Lee. The veteran network executive has planned step down from leadership on Monday, Deadline reported.

Lee has had a long-running, successful run with Black Entertainment Television. She joined the network as its first vice president and general Counsel in 1986. She later was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 1996 before becoming chairman and chief executive officer in 2005. She oversaw the launch of the network’s website, BET.com, and developed BET Her, the first network for African-American women. She also acquired television rights to Black Girls Rock! and accomplished other victories during her 32-year-career, which has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. [Read more]

Shut It Down: Will Smith Has The BEST #InMyFeelingsChallenge Video

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlI86RBnfSA/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=usim7hb033lb Will Smith already owns Instagram. Why the world WOULDN’T he take the #InMyFeelingsChallenge to a whole new level while overseas? “I woke up this morning … In My Feelings,” he says in the video. Then he decided to hit a rooftop in Budapest and well, you see what he did. RELATED: Will Smith Speaks […]

Source: The Urban Daily

Howard University Grads Pay Homage To Black Culture Through Creation Of Hotel

Two Howard University graduates have launched a venture that pays homage to Black history and culture. Two years after creating their own boutique hotel hospitality management company Homage, Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence recently opened the doors to their New Orleans-based hotel that highlights Black trailblazers and historic moments that are embedded in fabric of African-American history, Howard University reported.

The hotel—dubbed The Moor—opened on July 1. It lives inside of a Spanish-colonial structure that was built 97 years ago. Both Carey and Lawrence wanted their establishment to capture the vibrant essence of NOLA while incorporating architectural elements that were inspired by North African Moors. The hotel features four suites with kitchenettes, bedrooms, and living spaces. When creating the hotel, the entrepreneurs wanted to cultivate a space where those who stay can learn about how African-Americans had an influence on the surrounding community. The entrepreneurs hope to increase Black representation in hospitality ownership. [Read more]