Minneapolis school district defends laying off White teachers before minorities

Many Republicans and conservative activists are in an uproar after the Minneapolis Public Schools defended its decision to lay off White teachers before minority teachers with less seniority. The MPS stated that they were enacting this controversial measure in order to remedy “the effects of past discrimination,” according to The Washington Times and the New […]

Dave Chappelle was set to perform at iconic venue, then got canceled

Hours before Dave Chappelle was about to hit the stage for a stand-up performance in Minneapolis on July 20, the show was canceled. First Avenue, the venue that is famous for Prince’s “Purple Rain” performance, announced that the show wouldn’t be taking place there, but instead moving to the Varsity Theater. On their Instagram, the […]

Ari Lennox applied pressure at Planet Afropunk

Afropunk made its first stopped in Minneapolis on June 19, 2022, and people gathered to enjoy the live music performances, socialize and celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. Ari Lennox applying the pressure as the festival headliner. Lennox walked onto the stage to fans screaming and yelling her name. Singing her hit single “BMO,” the crowd danced […]

‘Back of My Mind’ tour sells out in Minneapolis

H.E.R is one of the most celebrated artists in the industry. She created a musical lane and dominated in a way with her catalog of music that has positioned her for longevity and icon status. The Grammy and Academy Award winner, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and actress is traipsing the country wth the H.E.R Back […]

First Independence Bank customers share their opening day experience

In a historic move, First Independence Bank is venturing outside of Detroit for the very first time in more than 50 years and opened two locations in Minnesota. On April 26, the first Black-owned bank opened in Minneapolis First Independence Bank senior vice president and the Minnesota regional market president Damon Jenkins; and Kiko Davis, […]

Kiko Davis shows why she is 1 of the most powerful Black women in banking

Kiko Davis-Snoddy is touted as “the only Black female bank owner in the United States.” First Independence Bank is the seventh-largest Black-owned bank in the United States, controlled by the Davis Family. On April 26, she was present in Minneapolis as First Independence Bank became the first Black-owned bank in that state. First Independence Bank is […]

Minnesota teacher cuts off Black boy’s Afro without permission

Minneapolis parents are steaming mad after learning that their son’s teacher cut his short Afro without first getting their permission. The 12-year-old boy’s mothers, Daetney and Tadow McReynolds, told CBS their son was originally happy with how his hair was growing.  “It was actually growing pretty well, actually he was thinking about all kind of […]

Prince interviewed at age 11 about teacher’s strike in Minneapolis (video)

A Minneapolis television station unearthed a 50-year-old news video where a reporter interviewed music legend Prince when he was just 11 years old. WCCO news station somehow located the half-century-old videotape taken in 1970 during the apex of the teacher’s strike. Prince, who was known as Prince Nelson or “Skipper” back then, gave his take […]

Verdict in for 3 officers who watched George Floyd die

Three former Minneapolis police officers were found guilty of violating George Floyd‘s civil rights on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and  J. Alexander Kueng were convicted during a federal trial of showing deliberate indifference to Floyd’s medical needs as former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for  more than nine […]

Maya Marchelle embraces God and the trap

Maya Marchelle is the embodiment of a multifaceted woman. She is a singer, songwriter, author and canvas artist. When she sings and raps, she connects with her audience with her smooth, poetic flow that resonates with her growing fanbase. Her stage presence grabs your attention and never lets go. Marchelle’s latest studio project will raise […]

Meet NUNNABOVE, a tight-knit group of siblings who love creating music together

Cadence, Bennett, Mattie and Wisdom are a group of siblings that make up the Minneapolis music group, NUNNABOVE. They have a show at the Dakota on Feb. 17. What inspired you all to get into music? Bennett: What inspired us would be just creating music. We’ve always created music from when we were little from […]

‘No Cap’ comedy tour bringing belly laughs to audiences across the country

BMN and JJE Entertainment are two juggernaut companies specializing in promoting concerts, comedy shows and stage plays. Now they have combined forces to bring that kinetic energy to a stage near you with their new comedy tour, “No Cap,” which features some of the youngest and hottest comedians in the game today. DC Youngfly, Chico […]

Minneapolis cops release bodycam of fatal shooting of Amir Locke

As the Minneapolis Police Department released bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Amir Locke in a downtown apartment, the family cries that their son and brother was unjustly shot and killed. This is yet another very conspicuous and questionable killing of a Black man in this beleaguered metropolis that has already dealt with the […]

Festival of Laughs comedy show makes the audience cry-laugh

The “Festival of Laughs” comedy tour made a stop in Minneapolis on Oct. 8, 2021, at Target Center. The show host was the “Queen of Comedy,” Sommore. She kept the crowd laughing throughout the night by poking fun at the “Gorilla Glue Girl,” the other queen of comedy Mo’Nique about her bonnet PSA, having age […]

Darnella Frazier’s uncle killed while Minneapolis cops chased robbery suspect

Darnella Frazier, the brave teenage girl who videotaped the murder of George Floyd by ex-cop Derek Chauvin in 2020, is devastated again after a Minneapolis cop car struck and killed her uncle while chasing a robbery suspect. Minneapolis police were pursuing the driver of a carjacked vehicle that has been involved in multiple robberies when […]

Teen who filmed George Floyd’s last breaths receives prestigious Pulitzer Prize

Darnella Frazier, the shy Minneapolis teen who ignited an international uprising when she videotaped George Floyd’s last breaths, has received one of the nation’s highest awards in American journalism. Frazier, 18, wearing blue sweatpants and a hoodie on that fateful day, was an innocent bystander who happened to be in proximity to George Floyd’s arrest […]

Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell describes the trial, attending MLK rally

Brandon Mitchell, the only Black male juror during the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, said the most traumatizing aspect of the trial was watching George Floyd die every single day through the constant replay of that gruesome video. Today, however, Mitchell is facing tumult of a different kind. His integrity and impartiality are being […]

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

Eleven months after George Floyd was killed on camera near the intersection of Chicago and 38th in Minneapolis on Memorial Day 2020, the jury rendered its verdict in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges — second-degree murder, third-degree murder […]