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FedEx To Start Taking Pictures Of Their Deliveries

For a while now sneakerheads have been complaining that their sneaker orders have been disappearing whenever FedEx is tasked with delivering their grails. It seems like they’re finally being heard as the delivery service is taking a new step to ensure their customers get their footwear delivered.

According to Business Wire, FedEx will begin taking pictures of their delivered packages that don’t require a signature to show and prove that their drivers didn’t pocket the package and show the customers exactly where it was left.… Read more

Conway The Machine ft. Jill Scott “Chanel Pearls,” Kevin Gates “Bad For Me” & More | Daily Visuals 6.23.22

It’s been a minute since Conway The Machine dropped his Shady Records label debut album, God Don’t Make Mistakes, and while the streets are still bumping the banger, Conway returns to remind everyone who isn’t listening that they should pay attention.

Linking up with Jill Scott for the visuals to “Chanel Pearls,” both Conway and Jill rock his-and-her fur coats while dropping bars in a spiffy mansion while Jill kicks them rhymes that we didn’t necessarily know she had in her.… Read more

Robin S Thanks Beyoncé For Sampling “Show Me Love” On “Break My Soul”

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The 1993 house music classic, “Show Me Love,” by Robin S is getting a rebirth thanks to the new single “Break My Soul” by Beyoncé off her forthcoming seventh studio album, Renaissance

In an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, the house music legend took the time to thank the iconic singer for sampling her song. “This is Robin S, and this message goes out to the Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, to Jay-Z, to the entire team,” she said during her interview.… Read more

These 5 States Have The Lowest Life Expectancy For Black People

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The life expectancy for Black people in the U.S. always falls below the national average, but that doesn’t quite tell the entire story.

Black Americans are living a lot longer than they did in the past, but racial disparities in life expectancy remain.

Life expectancy is defined as the statistical measure of the average time a person is expected to live. It is based on several factors like genetics, lifestyle choices, access to quality health care, hygiene, obesity, diet and nutrition, exercise, and crime rates.… Read more

Join the Minnesota Justice Research Center

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To gather ideas from neighbors on what should be included in a consent decree to address race-based policing in Minneapolis. Thursday, July 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Longfellow Park 3435 36th Avenue South. RSVP

Minneapolis work group lays out plan for how to reform and expand police

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s efforts to reform the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), “transform policing” and add additional officers now have a roadmap in the form of a report released Monday from the city’s Community Safety Work Group.

The 29-page report includes recommendations on key areas, including overhauling the police discipline process, strategies for hiring and training more officers, and expanding the city’s violence prevention efforts.

Frey praised the recommendations in a press conference Monday, saying they could “change the face of how public safety operates” in Minneapolis.… Read more

Monkeypox in Minnesota: 2 cases now confirmed

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Two cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Minnesota as of June 28, according to the Minnesota Department of Health

State health officials reported the first case of monkeypox in a Twin Cities adult on Monday. MDH says the first patient was likely exposed to monkeypox while traveling abroad. They are receiving outpatient care, and MDH is conducting contact tracing with local health partners to identify anyone who may be at risk due to direct close contact with the person while they were infectious. … Read more

Roe v. Wade: Minnesota becomes ‘abortion island’ throughout Midwest

(FOX 9) – After the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Minnesota is now a Midwestern island of sorts for abortion services.

Currently, there are eight providers in the state, but there could soon be one more.

On Tuesday, North Dakota’s attorney general ordered the state’s only abortion provider, The Red River Women’s Clinic, to shut down by the end of July.

The clinic has already announced plans to move across state lines from Fargo to Moorhead and has raised nearly $800,000 as of Tuesday afternoon with a GoFundMe page.… Read more

Florida Bans Cars Playing Loud Music 10 Years After Jordan Davis’ Murder

A new Florida statute will make it unlawful for anyone in a vehicle to turn up their music too loud. The loud music law will go into effect starting July 1, almost 10 years after 17-year-old Jordan Davis was murdered following an argument over loud music.

The law states that audio coming from a vehicle that can be heard from a distance of 25 feet or more can result in a traffic infraction.

If the sound is louder than necessary in proximity to churches, hospitals, or schools, the infraction will be considered punishable as a non-moving violation.… Read more