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By Bisi Onile-Ere

PublishedDecember 1, 2022 7:36PM

Hennepin County

FOX 9

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about phone calls from individuals pretending to be law enforcement officers demanding money. Tonight, a reminder from authorities: "Cops don't call for cash."

"We get these scams in kind of waves," said Lt. Erik McKloskey with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities posted a tweet after seeing an uptick in complaints this week.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/hennepin-co-deputies-warn-about-scammers-calling-residents-pretending-to-be-law-enforcement


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Houston Police Arrest Man on Murder Charges for Death of Takeoff



BOOKING PHOTO: Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, charged with the murder of Kirshnik Khari Ball (Takeoff).

Reports surfaced noting that Houston Police have arrested a man in the shooting death of Takeoff. The rapper was shot in the head and torso while at a private party at a bowling alley in Houston, and police were searching for suspects in the matter. 

Now, Houston Police have revealed that 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested and charged with murder.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/houston-police-arrest-man-on-murder-charges-for-death-of-takeoff


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TEXTILE ARTIST BISA BUTLER PAYS HOMAGE TO SALT-N-PEPA AT ART BASEL MIAMI 2022



 TASHA TURNER

 DECEMBER 1, 2022

Black American textile artist Bisa Butler has taken the art of quilting to the next level,  bringing the genre from the blankets your granny used to make to an art that only the ancestors could dream it to be. Butler's quilted portraits are more like paintings and less about the use of scraps and pieces of old clothes used to create a blanket of memories in the past.  Bisa's work transforms photographs that capture the souls, personalities, and humanity of Black men, women, and children into quilts in vibrant colors and patterns that offer in-depth, portrayals of the Black experience while uplifting and celebrating the art of quilting. ... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/textile-artist-bisa-butler-pays-homage-to-salt-n-pepa-at-art-basel-miami-2022


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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A rooftop lounge in Minneapolis that was once committed to "fighting for the revival of downtown" has announced it will close its doors due to "unforeseen circumstances" at its current location.

"Bringing Minneapolis together is what we are all about. We feel as though that resonates with a lot of you after years of struggle to bring people back to a safe, lively Minneapolis," an announcement on the establishment's social media pages said Thursday.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/ties-lounge-rooftop-in-minneapolis-closing-due-to-unforeseen-circumstances


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By Karen Scullin

PublishedDecember 1, 2022 7:21PM

Updated December 2, 2022 10:11AM

Minneapolis Police Department

FOX 9

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - New data released for the anti-violence initiative Operation Endeavor shows crime numbers are trending down for a second month in Minneapolis.

City-wide data shows gun-related crime is down 44% compared to the same time period last year. The number of gunshot wound victims is down 18% while carjackings are down 67%. 

In the last four weeks, Operation Endeavor has also taken 76 guns, about 22 thousand in cash, and well over 10,000 fentanyl pills off the streets. ... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/operation-endeavor-update-plans-for-winter-months-in-minneapolis


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Published December 2, 2022 5:38AM

Updated 5:42AM

Social Media

FOX TV Digital Team

The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has been suspended from Twitter after he posted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David.

Meanwhile, Ye is also no longer buying right-leaning social media site Parler, the company said.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension in a tweet replying to a Ye post of an unflattering photo of the billionaire, which Ye called his "final tweet."... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/kanye-west-suspended-from-twitter-after-swastika-post-elon-musk-says


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Today in Hip Hop History:

   

Today in Hip Hop History:

Treach of Naughty By Nature was born December 2, 1970



via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/today-in-hip-hop-history-6


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MINNEAPOLIS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota announced Wednesday a settlement with the city of Minneapolis for police mistreatment of protesters during the protests following George Floyd's murder.

According to ACLU-MN, the class action lawsuit was settled for a $600,000 payment and "numerous reforms." The lawsuit was filed in 2020 on behalf of 12 protesters who were injured.

"People who are demonstrating peacefully should never be met with police violence as they were in Minneapolis during protests over MPD's murder of George Floyd," said ACLU-MN Legal Director Teresa Nelson.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/aclu-mn-announces-600k-settlement-with-mpls-for-12-protesters-injured-during-george-floyd-protests


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After this week's major snowfall, there's a renewed push for the city of Minneapolis to create a "municipal shoveling program."

MINNEAPOLIS - Like all Minneapolis property owners, Janet Tripp shovels the sidewalk outside her home as a civic duty.

"We have to clean this up," Tripp said after clearing her path on Wednesday, "so that people can walk on the sidewalk."

She fully understands the consequences if she fails to do so. 

"Once, I got a note from the city that my sidewalk wasn't good enough.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/12/should-the-city-of-minneapolis-clear-the-sidewalks-some-say-yes-but-the-project-needs-funding


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