Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday (June 10) announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy at the top of his priorities.
Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests on Sunday over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement. Lisa Bernhard has more.
President Trump offered to send U.S. military troops to Minneapolis "quickly" to help deal with an outbreak of violence that was said to be instigated by anarchists and outside agitators. Conway G. Gittens has the story.
JAY-Z and officials at his Roc Nation entertainment company have called on a top Wisconsin prosecutor to fire and charge a police officer accused of fatally shooting three people of colour in just five years.
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z were proud parents on Sunday night. Blue Ivy Carter, the oldest of Bey and Jay's children picked up her first BET Award. The 8-year-old shared an award with her mother, WizKid, and Saint Jhn for the single "Brown Skin Girl." The collaboration won the BET HER Award, making Blue Ivy the youngest award winner ever for the BET Awards. According to CNN, 'Brown Skin Girl" is a celebration of positivity that focuses on the natural beauty of Black and brown girls.
Queen Bey has announced she will be releasing a new visual album next month. According to CNN, "Black is King" will debut on Disney+ on July 31. It will be based on music from "The Lion King: The Gift," which was a soundtrack to the 2019 remake of "The Lion King". The visual album will include appearances from Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z among others.
According to Business Insider, there are 615 billionaires in America. But Forbes' Billionaires List shows that only 6 of them are Black. The lack of diversity spotlights the huge wealth gap between Black and White people in the U.S. In 2016, the median for a White family was $152,000 dollars more than its Black counterpart. Famous names like Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Michael Jordan are among the Black billionaires listed. IT Service provider, David Steward, and Robert F.
Prince fans may not have heard of Henderson Minnesota, but they're sure to recognize it. The Minnesota town is where one of the most famous scenes from Prince's movie "Purple Rain" was filmed. According to CNN, Henderson has memorialized the late entertainer with a life-sized bronze statue of Prince. The statue stands in a garden filled with purple flowers and other tributes to the artist. A mural of Prince leaning on a Little Red Corvette looks down on the statue, which was installed on June 28.
Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard has more.
Two grocery stores damaged in the riots following George Floyd's death will reopen to help communities struggling with access to fresh groceries, reports Reg Chapman (1:35).WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 7,..
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