What's On Today - Wednesday

  • 2:00 am: The Sheryl Underwood Show
  • 5:01 am: Gospel Inspirations
  • 6:00 am: The Morning Show- Freddie Bell & Chantel SinGs
  • 10:00 am: Mid Days- Glamlife Kim
  • 2:01 pm: Afternoon Drive- Walter Q Bear Banks Jr.
  • 6:01 pm: Financial Fitness- Nneka Morgan and Lennie Chism
  • 6:31 pm: Know Your Options-Sara Hollie
  • 7:01 pm: Tight at Night- N.I.
  • 10:01 pm: The Quiet Storm- Caddy The Prince of Darkness

Officials and Referees Have An ‘Unrelenting Fixation’ With New Jersey Wrestler Who Was Forced To Cut Off His Locs

Officials and Referees Have An ‘Unrelenting Fixation’ With New Jersey Wrestler Who Was Forced To Cut Off His Locs

Andrew Johnson, who wrestles for Buena High in Atlantic County, New Jersey, went viral in a video of him being forced to cut his hair. After national outrage aimed at referee Alan Maloney, who allegedly has a racist past, a new report says that Johnson is still being harassed.

Johnson took a break from competing due to the media attention around the way he was treated. However, he returned last weekend and NBC News reports, “An attorney for wrestler Andrew Johnson claims officials and referees are still giving him grief over his hair and have an ‘unrelenting fixation’ with him.” [Read more]

Another Trifling Pastor Caught Stealing From His Congregation And Now He’s Facing Prison

Donald Lee Reynolds was a pastor at High Plains Ministry in North Dakota. Over a 14-year period, he stole nearly $35,000 from his congregation. Now Reynolds is facing 10 years in prison.

According to Grand Forks Herald, “A criminal complaint filed in late October alleges he stole $34,668. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop Terry Brandt of the Eastern North Dakota Synod in Fargo confirmed the document refers to funds allegedly stolen from the High Plains Ministry, a congregation of six churches in northeast North Dakota that consolidated in 2004.” [Read more]

#BossMoves: 14-Year-Old Marsai Martin To Become Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer In History

Marsai Martin—best known for her role on the hit show Black-ish—is going to hit a historic milestone in the entertainment industry. According to Pop Sugar, Martin is on track to become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history.

Martin, 14, stars alongside actresses Regina Hall and Issa Rae in the film Little, the news outlet writes. Aside from playing a lead role in the film, she led behind the camera as well; serving as executive producer for the project. When the film is released in the spring, she will be named the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history. [Read more]

Rutgers Law School Appoints First Black Woman Dean

Black women are continuing to break major racial barriers in the realm of academia. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Kimberly Mutcherson was recently selected to become the dean of Rutgers University’s law school.

Mutcherson’s historic appointment is one of many firsts, the news outlet writes. She is the first woman, the first Black person and the first LGBT individual to serve in this role. Mutcherson started her journey at Rutgers 17 years ago as an assistant professor. She then moved up the ranks and in 2015 was named vice dean of the New Jersey-based university’s law school. [Read more]

Big Boi From Outkast Agreed To Perform With Travis Scott At The Super Bowl

Big Boi From Outkast Agreed To Perform With Travis Scott At The Super Bowl

Countless musicians have reportedly turned down performing at the Super Bowl due to the NFL’s ban on Colin Kaepernick. However, Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner‘s baby’s father, was the lone Black artist to say yes. Now, another person has agreed: Big Boi from the legendary hip hop group Outkast.

The NFL said in a statement that he has agreed to perform. Big Boi wrote on Twitter, “ATL let’s get it!” [Read more]

Missy Elliott Becomes First Woman Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott is a visionary who has and continues to shape music. She’s graced us with pivotal albums like Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction, and The Cookbook and has penned songs for some of our favorite artists. Elliott—whose real name is Melissa Arnette Elliott—has hit a major career milestone. According to Entertainment Weekly, she will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The honor is historic, making her the first woman rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the news outlet writes. She’s the third rapper to be inducted. Jermaine Dupri and Jay Z received the honor two years ago. Elliott is humbled by the accolade. “I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame,” she posted on Twitter. “Also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING. I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also.” [Read more]

KMOJ FM 89.9 Has A New App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App!  Share this good news with a friend or family member.

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.  Don’t be the one without the KMOJ App.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app. [Read more]

Two Dead, Dozens Injured In Paris Gas Explosion 

(Paris)  —  Two firefighters are dead and dozens of people hurt after a gas explosion ripped through a bakery in Paris today.  French authorities say the powerful blast happened as firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building.  More than 200 firefighters took part in rescue operations and nearly 50 people were taken to hospitals.  Police in the French capital believe the explosion was an accident and not the result of terrorism.  The blast happened in central Paris which is under security lockdown due to a ninth straight weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” protests.  [Read more]

UCLA Honoring J-Rob With Concert

 (Westwood, CA)  —  Jackie Robinson’s alma mater is hosting a jazz concert next month — just days after what would have been his 100th birthday.  The concert is scheduled to be held February fifth at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Among the headliners are ten-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and former Yankees outfielder and guitarist Bernie Williams.  Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Jackie’s daughter Sharon Robinson will also appear at the event.  Net proceeds from the concert will be split between Robinson’s estate and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.  The onetime four-letter athlete attended the Westwood university in the years just before he broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947.  Jackie would have turned 100 on January 31st. [Read more]

Eddie Murphy To Do A Sequel Of ‘Coming To America’ 

(Hollywood, CA)  —  Eddie Murphy is going to play Prince Akeem once again.  Paramount Pictures announced today that they are going to do a sequel to the 1988 comedy “Coming To America.”  Murphy has agreed to reprise his role as the pampered prince of Zamunda.  Craig Brewer is the director and they are hoping to bring back many of the same actors who were in the original film.  The plot has Akeem learning of a long lost son living in America.  He must go there once again to meet his heir to the throne.  [Read more]