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The intersection where George Floyd took his last breath on Memorial Day 2020 had already been turned into an unofficial shrine that was maintained by volunteers. Now that intersection will be turned into an official memorial for the man who’s come to symbolize the national insurrection against police brutality and racial injustice. The intersection of…

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Jay-Z is “determined to fight for justice” for George Floyd. The 50-year-old rap star has personally called Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to express his pain over Floyd’s death on the streets of Minneapolis and to stress that justice needs to be served. Jay-Z said in a statement: “After our very earnest conversation, thank you to…

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The annual Rondo Days celebration honors the history of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rondo was a well-established African American community in the mid-1960s that was split with the construction of Interstate 94. The daylong festival and community celebration is hosted by Rondo Avenue Inc., the organization dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately…

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Old-school hip-hop has become a favorite in Minnesota. Treasure Island Resort and Casino has done a great job of bringing old-school hip-hop to the city. The Art of Rap tour made a stop In Minnesota on Saturday, June 15, 2019, to a nearly sold-out crowd. The musical lineup included 50 Cent, Ice T, Slick Rick,…

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Soundset Music Festival is the largest outdoor annual music festival that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota. Hosted by Sway Calloway and Heather B, the weekend was filled with national and local artists and DJs on five different stages. Hip-hop record label Rhymesayers founded the music festival and their artists — Atmosphere,…

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Prince’s music is going to be used to create a new movie. Universal Pictures, who have found great success in musically inspired films, including franchises such as Mamma Mia! and Pitch Perfect, recently acquired the rights to a number of classic Prince songs and are developing an original film musical that insiders say will not be…

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There is an update on the story of the group of Black teens who had a gun pulled on them by a racist man at McDonald’s. Last week, rolling out reported on the case of the teens who were trying to pay for their food at a McDonald’s franchise located near Minneapolis. An unidentified White…

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Prince‘s family have filed a lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed him pain medication. The “Purple Rain” hitmaker passed away on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57, after an accidental Fentanyl overdose, The music legend’s home was laden with pills prescribed to Peter Bravestrong, which was believed to be the alias Prince went…

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Students don’t have to break the bank to get a quality education in Minnesota, thanks to Hennepin Technical College, a public technical school, with two campuses in suburban Minneapolis — Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. The college is committed to preparing students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities. With nearly 20K students, HTC is currently the largest technical…

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On Tuesday, April 24, Minnesota parents brought a civil rights lawsuit against state and Dakota county agencies enforcing Minnesota’s child protection laws. Dwight Mitchell, his children and the group stop Child Protection Services from legally kidnapping, charging that Minnesota’s child protection laws are unconstitutionally vague and over broad. They allege, that Minnesota Child Protection Services trigger…

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Mexican-American Milissa Silva-Diaz is a marketing extraordinaire and the current CEO of Minnesota‘s El Burrito Mercado, a multi-million dollar Mexican and Latino marketplace, and restaurant. Not only is she a leader of a company, she is also a passionate diversity advocate that strives to unite professional teams through food and music while incorporating invaluable team building skills.…

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