What's On Today - Wednesday

Twin Cities outdoors advocate says recreation can be form of racial healing

Anthony Taylor has long been an advocate for getting people of color interested in outdoor recreation. Since George Floyd’s death, he has worked with the Minneapolis parks system to do even more

AARON LAVINSKY, STAR TRIBUNEAnthony Taylor, shown at Theodore Wirth Park, is working with parks professionals to get more people of color involved in outdoor recreation.

Outdoor activity is crucial to physical, mental and even spiritual health. For Twin Cities outdoors advocate Anthony Taylor, it is also a tool for healing from racial trauma.… Read more

Damon Dash talks managing Type 1 diabetes during COVID and why he’s ‘100%’ taking a vaccine

Exclusive: Damon Dash told theGrio how he is maintaining his health and understands why some in the Black community may be reluctant to take a vaccine.

The year he turned 15 was probably the hardest year of Damon Dash’s life. He was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. It was also the year his mother died from an asthma attack. He remembers it well. 

“I started to lose weight. I lost my appetite, I started urinating a lot.… Read more

“Coming 2 America” trailer released: Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem learns he has a son

The much-anticipated trailer for Coming 2 America has been released.

Fans of the beloved comedy got a sneak peek at the upcoming sequel featuring comedy legend Eddie Murphy as the crowned Prince Akeem of the fictional African nation Zamunda. The film’s plot centers on Akeem, who is about to become King, but he must first satisfy his father’s dying wish for Akeem to find the long-lost son he never knew about; Queens street savvy native Lavelle played by Jermaine Fowler

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“You must heed my words before I’m gone, my son,” a dying King Jaffe Joffer, with James Earl Jones reprising the role, says in the opening scenes of the trailer and appears to be on his deathbed.… Read more

Walz, state health officials to provide update on vaccine distribution in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz is planning to provide an update Tuesday on how COVID-19 vaccinations are being distributed in Minnesota.

Walz will provide the update during a Tuesday afternoon media briefing with state health officials.

Minnesota began giving the Pfizer vaccine shots to healthcare workers last week after the vaccine received emergency approval earlier this month.

The state’s initial shipment last week contained 46,800 doses, and state health officials said earlier that they expect to receive more than 33,000 this week.… Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE 12/22/2020

Daily Update:

Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths.

Total positive cases (cumulative)401,011
Total confirmed cases (PCR positive) (cumulative)388,673
Total probable cases (Antigen positive) (cumulative)12,338
Newly reported cases1,714
Newly reported confirmed cases1,561
Newly reported probable cases153

Newly reported cases detail

Newly reported deaths24

Newly reported deaths detail

Wack 100 Gets Fight With Two Men

A burger run quickly turned into a volatile situation for Wack 100. The music executive came to blows with a pair of guys who were supposedly talking spicy to him. racially. As seen on TMZ Blueface’s manager got into a show down during a recent visit to Primo Burgers in Lancaster, California. According to the celebrity […]

Source: The Urban Daily

Method Man Talks Wu-Tang, ‘Power’ & The MCU With Jemele Hill

In the latest podcast episode of Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered, the Ticalian Stallion opens up about his life’s work from the 90’s up to this point including his role on Power Book II, his new podcast about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the man has been lobbying to play Bishop in X-Men), and of course, the legacy of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan.

Source: The Urban Daily

MSR Forefront to discuss Covid-19 and communities of color in Ramsey County – Dec 22 at 6pm

Host Stephenetta Harmon will interview MSR’s network of physicians about the impact of COVID-19 to date on communities of color living in Ramsey County with updates on current infection rates, deaths and what people should be doing now to prevent the spread. 

The live-streamed event takes place on Tuesday, December 22, 6 pm CST. To watch this episode of Forefront, visit MSR’s Facebook page


The event is sponsored by Ramsey County Racial Equity & Community Engagement Response Team (RECERT). … Read more