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Our Streets Minneapolis must register lobbyists

By Tom Lyden

PublishedFebruary 2, 2023 3:08PM

Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Our Streets Minneapolis, a bike and pedestrian advocacy group that puts on the popular Open Streets events, has run afoul of state lobbying rules. 

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board disclosed Thursday a settlement agreement with Our Streets Minneapolis for failing since 2018 to register some of its employees as lobbyists.

As part of the settlement, five employees have now registered as lobbyists, Our Streets Minneapolis will register as a group that engages in lobbying and will pay a civil penalty of $4,000. … Read more

Minneapolis pow wow singer shines spotlight on Indigenous art form

By Maury Glover

PublishedFebruary 1, 2023 10:16PM

Maury’s Stories

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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – At the Cedar Cultural Center on the U’s West Bank, Ojibwe culture is taking center stage.

Joe Rainey is rehearsing for one of his first shows in his hometown, which will showcase both his musical evolution, as well as his indigenous roots.

“Growing up in Minneapolis is the foundation of who I am and what I do. Getting to come back to my home neighborhood and perform something I created in private with my friend, it’s really special for me to perform it for the people who most likely saw me grow up here in the neighborhood,” said Rainey.… Read more

Rest In Power: Scenes From Tyre Nichols’ Funeral In Memphis

 

The funeral for Tyre Nichols was held in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon, more than three weeks after he died from injuries sustained during a brutally violent arrest.

Not only did the Memphis community show up to pay its respects to one of their own, but Vice President Kamala Harris, family members of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and other notable figures were also in attendance during the homegoing service at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.… Read more

‘I’m A Kid’: Karon Blake’s Final Words Revealed As D.C. Homeowner Charged With Murder Of Boy, 13

The arrest warrant for a man who killed a young teenager suspected of auto theft is revealing some of the missing details surrounding a shooting that took the life of a 13-year-old boy in Washington, D.C.

Jason Lewis, a city government worker, surrendered on Tuesday and was charged with second-degree murder more than three weeks after he shot Karon Blake in northeast Washington in the early morning hours of Jan. 7. His identity had previously been concealed by D.C.… Read more

Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Confirm “It’s About That Time” For Fourth ‘Bad Boys’ Film

 

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be reuniting to bring our favorite cop duo, Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, back for a fourth Bad Boys film.

In the most Will Smith way possible, the actor/ slapper of comedians who cross the line announced to his 62 million plus Instagram followers that Bad Boys 4 is coming.

Armed with a camera, Will Smith hopped in his vehicle to take a quick tripLawrence’sd Boys co-star, Martin Lawrence’s house, to make the announcement together.… Read more

A Look Back At John Singleton’s Cultural Impact Through Film

 

One of legendary filmmaker and writer John Singleton’s most prolific works is his 1991 film Boyz N The Hood, which put several notable actors and fellow filmmakers on the entertainment map. Singleton is proof that Black history continues when we put each other in position. Read more about how this legend’s debut feature film created the next generation of legends.

“One out of every 21 Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime.

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5 Tips to Become a Homeowner in 2023

Homeownership is the largest financial undertaking for most Americans and a key to building
generational wealth. It can provide a base of security, as building home equity provides you with more
financial options in the future. For instance, home equity can be used to pay off debt, increase savings,
start a business or invest for the future.



“If you’re a first-time homebuyer the process can seem overwhelming, but it’s often one of the best
decisions people make,” said Shaun Simpson, Lending Manager for Chase in Saint Louis Park.… Read more

97 YEARS OF TRADITION: BLACK HISTORY MONTH STARTED WITH DR. CARTER G. WOODSON’S NEGRO HISTORY WEEK IN 1926

Today marks the start of the 46th year of celebrating Black History Month. This tradition originally began as “Negro History Week.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson felt that African Americans were not being educated enough about their ancestors’ achievements and history, so he started the historical celebration in 1926.

For assistance in spreading the word about “Negro History Week,” which took place in February 1926, Woodson went to his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi. Given that both Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass share a birthdate in February, Woodson decided for that month over all others in the calendar year.… Read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LANGSTON HUGHES ‘I DREAM A WORLD’

I’ve never shared this, but I lived in Langston Hughes house in Harlem,NY in the 90’s. I was a 10-year-old insecure child that had just reconnected with her mother after being apart nearly seven years. My mom lived in Langston’s house with her lover who’s family owned Langston’s former home. They were the perfect family with two kids and welcomed me with opened arms. I grew up playing on his piano, toying with his broken typewriter and reading things he left behind.
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