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Investigation Into George Floyd's Death A 'Top Priority' For Justice Department

Updated at 11:23 a.m. ET The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night. Demonstrators gathered both in Minneapolis, where the black man died after his arrest, and as far afield as Los Angeles. "The federal investigation will determine whether the actions by the involved former Minneapolis Police...

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YO! Just Checkin In with Host Marcus Sims, keeps you informed and entertained.

On this episode, we speak with Tennessee Valley's own, Kimeko Farrar. She wears many hats which include mother, poet and engineer. However, on YO! Just Checkin In, we touch on financial advice (Black Girl Wealthy) and branding  (Brand Crush Sunday) that can be helpful to all.

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YO! Just Checkin In with Host Marcus Sims keeps you informed and entertained.

On this edition of " YO! Just Checkin In," host Marcus Sims interviews Shamika Sledge, Founder of Melanin Pride Magazine. Black businesses, current events and more are covered in this Florence, Alabama based magazine. 

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AAMU’s First Giving Tuesday Campaign a Success

Seven days ago, Alabama A&M University launched its first-ever Giving Tuesday initiative. Although previously held in November, the popular day was officially moved to May 5, 2020, in response to COVID-19 and its impact on nations around the world. Trustee Chris Robinson, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and several other administrators, students, faculty, staff, and alumni participated in the new social media craze, “Don’t Rush Challenge”, to promote Giving Tuesday.

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Little Richard passed away on May 9th at the age of 87.

The Father of Rock n Roll will be buried in Huntsville.

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  Alabama A&M University will be among the 77 historically black colleges and universities participating in a national virtual celebration of HBCU graduates scheduled for Saturday, May 16th, at 1 p.m. Central Time.  

The celebration will feature celebrity hosts, motivational speakers, musical performances, and the profiles of HBCU valedictorians and other graduates. In addition to highlighting this year’s graduates and their institutions, the event will raise funds for participating HBCUs and their students.

Special Guests are founders of "Flourish"  Megan Tannett and Alex Hendriks. Organizing and planning short term or long term for your business. "Flourish" offers a variety of Marketing consultative services designed to support your business and help you stand out from your competitors.

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Governor Kay Ivey announces Tuesday,  April 28, 2020, a "Safer At Home" order will go into effect Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.

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If a visitor to Cyprus tests positive for COVID-19 this summer, the government will cover many of their expenses — including food, drink and lodging — according to a new plan that maps out how the island nation can revive its crucial tourism industry.

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The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night.

Demonstrators gathered both in Minneapolis, where the black man died after his arrest, and as far afield as Los Angeles.

Back before Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta became Lady Gaga, she spent five nights a week dancing at dive bars and gay clubs across New York City. The rising BPMs soundtracked her last call epiphanies, and their hallmarks left a glitter-flecked imprint on her songwriting. Her musical framework was forged in her favorite Lower East Side haunts, and her debut album, 2008's The Fame, paired clever, cheeky wordplay with her beloved four-on-the-floor beats.

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Davóne Tines

Where: Raleigh, N.C.

Recommendation: Reconnecting through daily rituals and learning to make the perfect cup of coffee

Tens of millions of people are out of work because of the pandemic, but Amazon says it's willing to keep 125,000 people it hired to deal with the online shopping spike as permanent workers.

The company hired 175,000 temporary workers as people stuck at home because of the pandemic switched to shopping online. Now Amazon says it's offering most of those workers permanent full-time jobs.

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