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African Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media held their quarterly meeting on Saturday. The organization is very concerned about local television, radio and newspapers that obstruct or all together abandon news about the black community. In regards to the recent police beating of a 34-year old unarmed black man, WCCO-TV must do a better job. C-
By Donald Allen – Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN…WCCO News reported this story posting, “The executive director of a Minnesota nonprofit could face criminal charges after allegedly using grant money to pay for things like designer jeans and her son’s rent.”
WCCO’s lack luster “fluff piece” could propel the station back to a trust level of significant importance in the minority ethnic community. It’s unfortunate that WCCO would only mention where the money was suppose to go, and was unclear of the nonprofit agency who allegedly misused the grant – and where the grant came from. Instead they say, “$95,000 went to the executive director’s family. And thousands more went to high-end stores, personal loans, the impound lot and cash.”
IBNN alleges this is not an isolated incident. If WCCO would take a closer look at non-profit agencies, especially in north Minneapolis – then look at the communities which they serve. The disconnect in what should of happened with the reality of what’s actually happened could be a real eye-opener.
Follow the money; WCCO could start on the corners of Penn Avenue and West Broadway.