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Nearly four years after the Floyd protests, the results of police misconduct complaints are finally being released. • Minnesota Reformer

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Newly released city documents, first reported By the Star Stand, show that at least a dozen Minneapolis police officers have been disciplined for misconduct in the days of demonstrations and riots following the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

Many more people left the department before the investigation into their conduct was completed, short-circuiting the process.

Here are five lessons from the discipline dump:

1. We might never have known what really happened to Jaleel Stallings if he hadn’t been able to hire a good lawyer.

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SPOTIFY UNVEILS ‘THE 100 GREATEST R&B SONGS OF THE STREAMING ERA’ FEATURING SZA, BEYONCÉ & MORE

 SHAWN GRANT

 APRIL 9, 2024

Spotify has launched the second chapter of its CLASSICS program with “The 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the Streaming Era,” covering the period from 2015 to the present day.

During the 2010s, R&B evolved, merging with various musical styles such as hip-hop, pop, Afrobeats, and indie, revitalizing the genre’s identity.

Curated by Spotify’s U.S. editorial team and Carl Chery, Head of Urban Music, the list encompasses the diverse spectrum of R&B, reflecting its quality, impact, replay value, influence, and cultural significance

Among the featured hits are Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.’s… Read more

St. Paul teen uses poetry to heal, advocate for mental health awareness

By Bisi Onile-Ere

Published  April 8, 2024 6:49 pm CDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – A local high school student is bringing awareness of mental health through literature. 

Bobby Arnold, 17, recently published his first book of poetry. It’s a 91-page book of personal poems that led the young writer on a journey of self-discovery.

“I’m not the same anymore. No longer immature,” said Arnold as he read from his book during an interview with FOX 9’s Bisi Onile-Ere.  … Read more

You’re Worthy: Self-Love Affirmations To Get You Through The Week

In a world where it’s easy to forget to “love on yourself” because the focus is often shifted to those around you, it’s time to shift into a new way of thinking and prioritize self-love. You deserve the love you so easily give to others. Because if we can’t love ourselves in totality first and foremost, how can we truly expect others to do so? While there are several different ways to show yourself love throughout the day, words of affirmation are an effective and easy way to make sure you’re reminded of your worth and that you belong in this world.… Read more

Dame Dash’s Lawyers Resign Due To Unpaid Legal Fees

Dame Dash will have to seek new legal representation. His lawyers have served him resignation papers due to unpaid fees.

HotNewHipHop is reporting that the Harlem, New York, native’s debts continue to increase. Last week, Felton T. Newell and Justin H. Sanders, Esqs., of Sanders Roberts LLP formally abandoned their positions as the lawyers on record for the media mogul. The reasons they cited included “breach of contractual obligations to the firm” and claimed Dame Dash “failed to fulfill their financial obligations under their retainer agreement, resulting in the firm initiating an enforcement action against them.”… Read more

Diddy Named In Lawsuit By Yacht Employee Accusing His Son, Christian Combs, Of Sexual Assault

The hits just keep on coming for Sean “Diddy” Combs, and now, they’re coming for his son as well.

The Bad Boy mogul who is currently the main suspect in a federal sex trafficking investigation, was named in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by a woman identified as Grace O’Marcaigh, who is accusing his son, 26-year-old Christian Combs, of sexually assaulting her on a yacht chartered by Diddy for a trip in December 2022, according to NBC News.… Read more

Sleep Health: Why Black People Should Be Tracking Their Sleep

How often do you take your sleep into account when thinking about your health? Conversations about sleep health aren’t typical dinner discussions among Black people, but they should be. Sleep is a vital component to a person’s well-being, and it can be affected by so much of your surroundings. 

The narrative around the importance of sleep in the Black community is almost nonexistent, but the disparities are loud and clear.

According to recent studies, Black people have shown disproportionately higher rates of sleep disorders than any other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.… Read more

Ante Up: Los Angeles Thieves Steal $30M In Cash On Easter Sunday

A group of criminals pulled off the biggest heist ever in Los Angeles. Thieves stole almost $30 million in cash from a holding facility on Easter Sunday.

As spotted on Raw Story, the burglars brought the plot from the Ocean’s Eleven to real life. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) say that the crew broke into a money holding facility in the neighborhood of Sylmar. According to a source who spoke to the Los Angeles Times, the unidentified individuals broke into the building’s roof and evaded the security system all together.… Read more

Halle Bailey Joins Cast of Musical Inspired By Pharrell Williams Childhood In Virginia

Halle Bailey continues to be booked and busy in Hollywood.

Deadline reports that The Color Purple star and one-half of the music duo Chloe x Halle is joining the cast of the upcoming Universal coming-of-age film directed by director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and producer Pharrell Williams (Hidden Figures).

According to the website, Bailey’s role in the project remains a mystery and will be joining Kelvin Harrison Jr. and The Holdovers Oscar winner Da’Vine Joy Randolph.… Read more

President Biden Demands Immediate Ceasefire From Netanyahu

President Joe Biden demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu call an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

In the wake of a horrific airstrike gone wrong which claimed the lives of several aid workers from chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that an immediate ceasefire to the conflict with the Hamas militant organization was needed “to stabilize and improve the humanitarian situation and protect innocent civilians,” in Gaza, according to the White House.… Read more