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Black people in Minneapolis (Twin Cities) and across the nation should consider changing their political affiliations. This means, do something different – vote for someone else that you’d normally overlook or ignore due to their party alignment. If what we’ve seen in north Minneapolis is the best the DFL political plantation can do – we as a people need to make changes by using our votes to remove and replace the current infrastructure. Say it loud, “I’m Black and I’m proud…really?”
Fast Tube by Casper
Video and story by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS
Minneapolis, MN. (IBNN NEWS/June 29, 2011)…There’s something wrong. The African American Leadership Forum has it backwards. As coined on this blog first, “There was a storm in north Minneapolis long before the tornado of May 22nd.”
Today at the team meeting of the Northside Community Response Team held today (6/29) at the prestigious training facility Summit Academy OIC, an unidentified woman walked in and laid it all out. IBNN NEWS was on location and fumbled for the camera to capture what was a true and real depiction of services and money that never reach north Minneapolis residents.
No, this is nothing new – agencies have been riding the gravy-train of disparities in the Black community all the way to the bank for more than 25 years. It seems that every time money is on the table, city departments, non-profit poverty-pimps and some clergy figure out away to win awards and route 90% of the money to operating costs while economic violence continues in the Black community.
Doing something well in the community that doesn’t need to be done has been, and continues to be the flavor of the year in north Minneapolis.
If this is “change,” I want my dollar back!