The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota is set to play host to the latest edition of the Planet AFROPUNK Festival, with Ari Lennox and Noname prominently featured among the performers.
Morris Day took to Instagram with claims that the estate of the late Prince, who helped develop the band in the early stages of his career, blocked him from using The Time for performance purposes.
Leneal Frazier, a father of five, was killed after police crashed into his vehicle while in pursuit of a suspect in a high-speed chase
You would think that during the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin, that police would chill on killing Black people. Nevertheless, on Sunday (April 11), a Black man was killed in Minneapolis during a traffic stop in the Brooklyn Center suburb.
While no amount of money will suffice in the loss of a loved one, the family of Floyd reached a record settlement with the city to the tune of $27 million.
As tension continues to grow in communities across the globe over the death of George Floyd and police brutality, Beyoncé is calling for justice. In partnership with the Change.org, Beyoncé took to social media posting a video urging fans to sign the petition created by a 15-year old in Oregon calling for the Minnesota District Attorney to convict all four officers involved in the murder of Mr. Floyd. “We need justice for George Floyd,” Beyoncé said. “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, Black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now. No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.”
The free-agent quarterback did not mince words in showing support for the protests that have been sparked by the murder of George Floyd.
While one might think that the two might've had a personal beef (especially with the MAGA inspired racist hat that Chauvin has been seen wearing in a picture circulating around social media), Santamaria says she can't be sure they knew each other as she employed a few dozen security guards including off-duty cops.
A white man in Minnesota woke up feeling dumb after losing his office space for not minding his business. On Wednesday (May 28), the owners of Top Figure, a Black-owned Minneapolis-based social media and branding agency, were exercising in the gym of their co-opted professional building when they were approached by Tom Austin, the managing partner of F2 Group, who threatened to call the police on the group because he didn't feel "they belonged." The exchange, which was caught on video and posted by Top Figure to Instagram, shows Austin questioning the three men about their office location before pulling out his phone to call the police. in the caption, the men explain in further detail why the questioning was asinine pointing out that the office space requires key cards to enter any space in the building that can only be obtained by being a tenant in the building.
The well-meaning gesture to hope for a peaceful resolution is seen as ill-timed considering that same grace Porter is asking for wasn't extended to Floyd.
After footage of the woman attempting to block folks from entering the Target in Minnesota surfaced, it was revealed that she could actually walk and isn't as elderly as she appeared.