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Emmett Till investigation closed by Justice Department

   

Emmett Till investigation closed by Justice Department



The department reopened an investigation after a book quoted Carolyn Bryant Donham as saying she lied when she claimed the 14-year-old whistled and made sexual advances

Associated Press  |  Dec 6, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department told relatives of Emmett Till on Monday that it is ending its latest investigation into the 1955 lynching of the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/emmett-till-investigation-closed-by-justice-department


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Brooklyn Center passes new policing plan

   

Brooklyn Center passes new policing plan

Monday night the city council announced a plan to create a department of public safety using funds from the city's police department.



BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - After a long and sometimes heated debate, the Brooklyn Center city council voted in favor of creating a public safety department for the city using $1.3 million dollars from the police department. 

A 5-0 vote approved a plan that would add an unarmed enforcement department to assist with mental health calls and respond to low-level traffic violations. ... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/brooklyn-center-passes-new-policing-plan


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KMOJ announces death of legendary DJ Julian 'Brother Jules' White

The radio station announced White's passing over the weekend, leaving his colleagues and community in mourning.



MINNEAPOLIS - In Minneapolis, a familiar voice permeates the airwaves.

For 42 years, Walter Banks, Jr., known as "Q bear" over the airwaves at KMOJ, have watched people walk in and out of those doors.

"Maybe about 100 or something on-air announcers," said Banks.

But none like Julian White, who was known to many as Brother Jules.

"When you say, "Brother Jules," you can't do nothing but smile," he said.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/kmoj-announces-death-of-legendary-dj-julian-brother-jules-white


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Black Belizean Woman Crowned Miss Earth 2021

   

Black Belizean Woman Crowned Miss Earth 2021



She's the first Black winner in 19 years.

byAziah KamariDecember 6, 2021 in Trending 0Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Belize's Destiny Wagner made history by winning Miss Earth 2021 - the country's first win of any kind in the international beauty competition and was the first Black winner of the pageant in 19 years

The 25-year-old Black Belizean beauty emerged best out of 88 delegates from around the world at the competition, which was held virtually for the first time.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/black-belizean-woman-crowned-miss-earth-2021


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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to retire in January

Mayor Jacob Frey said he plans to announce his pick for interim chief sometime this week.



MINNEAPOLIS - Editor's Note: The video above originally aired on KARE 11 on Dec. 4, 2021.

Just weeks before the end of his term, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced that he plans to leave his position in mid-January.

"After much personal reflection and thoughtful discussions with my family and Mayor Frey, I have made the decision that I will not be accepting a new term as chief of the Minneapolis Police Department," Arradondo said at a press conference Monday morning.00:20 / 00:20

"After 32 years of service I believe that now is the right time to allow for new leadership, new perspective, new focus, and new hope to lead the department forward in collaboration with our communities," he said.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/minneapolis-police-chief-medaria-arradondo-to-retire-in-january


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Former Minnesota Twins Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame



By Jeff WaldPublished December 5, 2021 5:55PMUpdated 10:53PMSportsFOX 9

Tony Oliva on learning he made Baseball HOF: 'I almost died'

Twins legend Tony Oliva is finally on his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He says he was overwhelmed on Sunday when he finally got the call.

MINNEAPOLIS - Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat were both legendary players for the Minnesota Twins at their positions for 15 years.

They now have another title they can add to their names: They're going to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/former-minnesota-twins-tony-oliva-jim-kaat-were-voted-into-the-baseball-hall-of-fame


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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey organizes new public safety workgroup

December 4, 2021 - by MSR News Online

Nekima Levy Armstrong will co-chair a new public safety workgroup formed by Mayor Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has formed what his office has called a community safety workgroup tasked with developing public safety and accountability recommendations.

The new group includes participants from various backgrounds, including former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Steve Cramer, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, Jan Unstad and Christopher Uggen of the University of Minnesota, and Michelle Gross of Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUPAB).... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2021/12/minneapolis-mayor-jacob-frey-organizes-new-public-safety-workgroup


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