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14 Minnesota barbershops, salons participating in ‘Shots at the Shop’

The 'Shots at the Shop' is a national initiative to engage barbershops and beauty salons in communities all across the country in the effort to ensure that their communities have immunity from COVID-19. Locally, Wilson's Image Barbers & Stylists is partnering with Black Nurses Rock and the Minnesota Department of Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines in their community.

Photo: Minnesota Department of Health. The ‘Shots at the Shop’ is a national initiative to engage barbershops and beauty salons in communities all across the country in the effort to ensure that their communities have immunity from COVID-19. Locally, Wilson’s Image Barbers & Stylists is partnering with Black Nurses Rock and the Minnesota Department of Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines in their community

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Updated: July 28, 2021 08:08 AM

Gov. Tim Walz announced that 14 Minnesota barbershops and salons are participating in President Joe Biden’s “Shots at the Shop” initiative, a nationwide program to engage Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons in supporting local vaccine education and outreach efforts.… Read more

Minneapolis Voters To Decide If City Will Reimagine Public Safety

Minneapolis municipal elections occur in November, and voters will decide whether the city reimagines its approach to public safety. Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved a ballot question whether to amend the city’s charter by disbanding the police department and creating a new Department of Public Safety.    

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Team USA Statement On Simone Biles’ Injury Leaves Door Open For Possible Return At Tokyo Olympics

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UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. ET

Originally published at 8:43 a.m. ET

Simone Biles has attempted to clear up any confusion about the reason why she withdrew from the women’s gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Olympics. She also vowed to return to competition, debunking earlier reports that she had withdrawn from the Olympics as a whole.

While it was reported that the 24-year-old gymnastics legend had injured herself in competition on Tuesday, Biles said her injury was actually mental and not physical.… Read more

Yes, We Are Still In A Pandemic: Here Are All The Reasons Why

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It feels as though COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted across the nation, but as the rise of new variants continues to climb, a great challenge lies ahead for the U.S. in ensuring that citizens are fully vaccinated and that steps are put in place to protect against more potent strains of the virus. Don’t take those masks off just yet. We’re still in a pandemic and here are the reasons why.… Read more

Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn Testifies He’d Never Been Called N-Word In Uniform Until Jan. 6: ‘Is This America?’

U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn becomes emotional as he testifies on on July 27 before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. | Source: Pool / Getty

Anybody doubting the racist motivations behind the Jan. 6 insurrection hasn’t heard from U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn.

He was among four police officers who testified Tuesday morning as the congressional committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.… Read more

Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz To Produce TV Series About His Coming Of Age Story

From the 1992 Spike Lee film Malcolm X to the Netflix docuseries Who Killed Malcolm X?, several television and film projects have delved into the life experiences that shaped the activist who left an indelible influence on the world. The latest project to focus on the legacy of Malcolm X is being led by one of his children. According to Variety, his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz is working on a television series about her father.… Read more