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Star Tribune veteran reporter Steve Brandt said, “So Don, wouldn’t it be smarter to contact news media to tell them about this incident before you blame them for not reporting it?” My answer to Mr. Brandt is, “The local media has been less-than-cordial with news about racism, race and crippling processes in the black community of the Twin Cities – if you recall, I have a media outlet!”
by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief, Independent Business News Network and OurBlackNews.com
Minneapolis, MN (IBNN/Breaking News/January 17, 2013)…As reported first by IBNN NEWS via Facebook; three white Washburn High School students were suspended for one (1) day after reports surfaced that white students thought it would be funny to paint a human likeness black and tie a noose around its neck and hang it from the third floor window at the school. Local media and Minneapolis Public Schools officials have remained silent.
Today, January 17th at 4:30 p.m. – a community “open” meeting will be held at Washburn High School located at 201 W 49th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
The Lincoln Brigade of the Republican Party from Springfield, Illinois has alerted IBNN NEWS that a Neo-Nazis organization from southern Minnesota is organizing in support of “white” rights and will attend tonight’s meeting at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Dan Crawford, spokesperson for the brigade told IBNN: “It is time for people in Minnesota to take a closer look at racism and the systemic challenges surrounding this kind of hate in a public school. This is not a political agenda, it’s a people agenda. In this case children.”
The Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE), invites every black organization including the Minneapolis Urban League, NAACP, Student African American Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Black Man Stand Up Movement, AME and other black student groups are encouraged to attend this meeting about race, racism and how in 2013 this could happen.