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St. Cloud Hostage Standoff Ends with No Injuries

One person’s in custody after an hours-long standoff involving hostages at a bank in Saint Cloud.  Police say they were called to the Saint Cloud Wells Fargo Thursday afternoon after a bank robbery signal had been activated. Authorities identified the suspect who held hostages in a St. Cloud Wells Fargo for over eight hours Thursday as Ray Reco McNeary. Police say the suspect held five people hostage inside the bank.  They were all freed, and the suspect was taken into custody around 10:30 Thursday night, over eight hours after the standoff began. … Read more

Virus Restrictions to End Soon in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz says he plans to end all of Minnesota’s coronavirus restrictions this summer.  On Thursday, Walz said he plans to end all capacity restrictions by May 28th and end the state’s mask mandate by July 1st.  Starting today, there’s no longer a capacity limit for outdoor events.  Masks are also no longer required outdoors except for in large crowds.

Walz’s three-stage plan will have most of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions lifted by mid-summer. Part of that plan includes ending the statewide mask mandate when 70% of Minnesotans ages 16 and older are vaccinated, or by July 1.Read more

Ma’Khia Bryant And How Funerals For Young Black Lives Have Become Public Spectacle

Ma’Khia Bryant And How Funerals For Young Black Lives Have Become Public Spectacle
Wake And Funeral Held For Ma'Khia Bryant In Columbus, OH

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In America, Black children are betrayed all around, and too often uncared for until they are dead. The only time that Black people seem to collectively describe their children as precious is when they’re killed by white cops. Their funerals are a time when these young people are given the respect in death that they don’t always receive in life.… Read more

Sydney Chase Says Tristan Kardashian Recently Smashed, Claims She Has Receipts


The Tristan Thompson cheating saga continues, allegedly. Online personality and professional hot girl Sydney Chase says she hooked up with the baller after he reunited with Khloe Kardashian. As spotted on The Cut, the model recently conducted an interview with Adam22 on the No Jumper podcast. While she discussed a lot of different topics relating to her […]

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Civil Rights Leaders React: Facebook Upholds Trump Ban, But Leaves Door Open For His Return

Civil Rights Leaders React: Facebook Upholds Trump Ban, But Leaves Door Open For His Return

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Earlier this year the world breathed a sigh of relief after Trump was banned from numerous social media platforms, beginning with Twitter, followed by Facebook and YouTube.

The last straw resulted from Trump’s consistent violent language which eventually helped steer action towards the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

On Wednesday Facebook’s 20-member Oversight Board ruled that the social networking app was justified in indefinitely banning the former president, but would need to put parameters on how long the ban would take place, according to The Washington Post.… Read more

Judge Rules On Andrew Brown Jr. Bodycam Video As DA Claims Cops Were Attacked First

Judge Rules On Andrew Brown Jr. Bodycam Video As DA Claims Cops Were Attacked First

Elizabeth City, North Carolina Waits For Video Release Of Police Killing Of Andrew Brown Jr.

Sheriff Deputies stand in front of the front entrance to the Pasquotank County Courthouse on April 28 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. | Source: Joe Raedle / Getty

A judge ruled on Wednesday that Andrew Brown Jr.‘s son and other family members are entitled to view all of the bodycam videos of last week’s deadly police shooting in North Carolina.… Read more

Ex-Cop Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Appeals Firing To Ohio Supreme Court

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The white Cleveland cop who fatally shot Tamir Rice at the age of 12 while he held a toy gun in 2014, recently filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court in an attempt to return to the police force, NBC News reports.

Timothy Loehmann filed the appeal last week via his lawyers in regards to his firing in 2017, three years after Tamir’s tragic death. At the time, it was not lost on many observers that Loehmann was terminated because he provided false information on his application form, and not the death of a young Black child.… Read more

Funeral Plans For Digital Underground’s Shock G Have Been Set


Another Hip-Hop legend will be receiving a proper send-off curated by his family and friends. The funeral plans have been confirmed for Shock G. As spotted on TMZ, the funeral ceremony has been arranged for tge “Kiss You Back” rapper and producer. According to the celebrity gossip site, his legacy will be celebrated the right way. […]

Source: The Urban Daily