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Security for this years MLK Day events hosted by the Council on Black Minnesotans will be increased due to the exposing of the COBM’s lack of community engagements and fiscal mismanagement that has gone on for almost 20 years. Community members are in outrage at the COBM’s chairperson who is also a City of Minneapolis Assistant Attorney who has done little to nothing in addressing issues that face Black Minnesotans. She and her colleagues have over-stayed their welcome. A new group of very serious Black leaders want answers and have formed a new consciousness in the Black community that will take on the shape of a 1960′s pro-active demonstration of Black Power! Let the pursuit for Justice and Liberty begin…again.
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and USA Radical Black
Twin Cities (IBNN NEWS/January 16, 2011)…In front of Concordia College on Monday, January 17, 2011 – what’s labeled as a “Silent Protest” will be held on the corners of Hamline and Marshal in Saint Paul at 11:00 a.m. – the groups will be joining with the honorable premier Baptist Minister Reverend Jerry McAfee of New Salem Baptist Church, Men Of March, Reverend Randy Staten and others.
What this signifies is a start to recognize the late Reverend Martin Luther King’s focus on “The least of thee” and addressing disparities in the Black community that for the most part are caused by people with the pigmentation of a Black person – but that have no Black conciseness put in positions to make decisions for Black Minnesotans.
This event also comes on the heels of the exposure of the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Urban League and other agencies that have left the fold and choose “folly” over “firm solutions.”
Participants from all walks of life are encouraged to attend and are being asked to wear Black clothing for this event.
Simply put, “We shall over come – or get taken over!”