What's On Today - Monday

Hennepin County Mike Freeman Ordered Off The George Floyd Case

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and several of the assistant attorneys “are potential witnesses due to their interviews of Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, regarding his autopsy of George Floyd without having a non-attorney witness present.”

As a result, the judge has decided Freeman and those assistant attorneys are off the case, KSTP’s Callan Gray reports. The judge has not disqualified other attorneys or staff members from the Hennepin County Attorney’s [Read more]

Entertainment Update Tuesday

 Criticism for Disney’s live action remake of “Mulan” is growing.  While the new film is already the subject of a pro-democracy boycott, Disney is now receiving backlash for filming scenes in China’s Xinjiang [[ shin-jyung ]] Province, where Beijing is accused of carrying out human rights abuses against Uighur [[ we-gur ]] Muslims.  The studio also appears to have put in the credits an official “thank you” message to the Chinese government agencies involved [Read more]

Minneapolis Public Schools Statement on Distance Learning

We support the advocacy on behalf of Minneapolis’ students of color, including new ideas to help ensure that our students are supported during distance learning. We have put in place a distance learning program that provides students of color with the resources, health and safety considerations, and academic supports they need to be successful during this difficult time.

“We are in a far different place today than we were when we had to move to emergency learning back in March,” said Superintendent [Read more]

African Americans Have Highest Rate of Colorectal Cancer

Not only do African Americans have the shortest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States for most cancers, but they also have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer. A or, Chadwick Bosman passed away from colorectal cancer this past weekend.

Nearly 20,000 new cases of colorectal cancer were expected in the United States among African Americans in 2019, with incidence rates 24 percent higher in black men and 19 percent higher in black women compared to other races, according [Read more]

TV Networks Air “Black Panther”

Two television networks paid tribute to Cadfwick Boseman over the weekend.  TBS air “Black Panther” twice in a tribute. The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Studios gave tribute Boseman as well.  ABC shared a commercial-free airing of the 2018 superhero movie “Black Panther” last night, followed by a special titled “Chadwick Boseman — A Tribute for a King.”   Boseman stars as T’Challa — who returned home to Wakanda to take his rightful place [Read more]

Minneapolis Police Arrest 30 Overnight: Curfew Violations

A curfew went into effect in Minneapolis at 8 p.m. Thursday, and police have started making arrests.

According to police spokesman John Elder, the Minneapolis Police Department had arrested 30 people for violating curfew by 9:15 p.m. Officers also recovered an illegal firearm.

In a news conference, Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said more than 1,000 law enforcement officers from several agencies, including 250 members of the Minnesota National Guard, are patrolling the Twin [Read more]

Police shoot man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while responding to domestic incident

Updated: August 23, 2020 11:21 PM
Created: August 23, 2020 09:11 PM

A man is in serious condition after police shot him Sunday evening in Kenosha, Wisconsin, ABC affiliate WISN reported.

The Kenosha Police Department said officers were responding to a domestic incident around 5:11 p.m. on the 2800 block of 40th Street when the shooting happened. 

The man was airlifted to a hospital in Milwaukee, the department stated. 

Police have not released any details on what led to the shooting.

A video that appears to show the incident is circulating on social media. In [Read more]

Biden Seeks Democratic, National Unity in Convention Finale

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
Courtesy The Associated Press

The Associated Press
Updated: August 20, 2020 10:42 PM
Created: August 20, 2020 10:01 PM

Joe Biden vowed to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals.

The past hurdles fell away as Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send [Read more]

MDH Says 17 dead from COVID-19, highest daily total since June

Minnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 567 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 66,618 since the start of the pandemic.

The Minnesota Department of Health also reported 17 more deaths from the virus, the highest single-day total since June 19. So far 1,738 people have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota, including 1,295 in long-term care or assisted living settings.

To date, approximately 1,308,264 tests have been completed statewide, and 1,020,926 people have been [Read more]