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Saturday March 28th 2015
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‘Black Children’ Archives

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

I am fairly proficient at cooperative learning theory... give me $150k salary plus $50k budget and I could pretty much guarantee a cohort of 20 seniors in fall of 2015 from the Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools would go and graduate college. Hard and expensive work cannot be done with a few feel good moments. If pre-school kids make it to [...]

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

K.G. Wilson is the only black leader who can stop youth violence by black people in the Twin Cities. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) With the bloody St. Patrick's Day violence in downtown Minneapolis (totally uncalled for), the last hope the city of Minneapolis has is to dump the usual suspects and hire a man of integrity to collaborate with [...]

Approximately 62 billion of the taxpayers’ dollars is being spent annually on Title IV funding. This same amount could provide for no-costs education for all students of 4-year, technical, and community colleges

Approximately 62 billion of the taxpayers’ dollars is being spent annually on Title IV  funding. This same amount could provide for no-costs education for all students of 4-year, technical, and community colleges

Hope and Change needed for the black community. (Photo: Fair Use) I hope that you and yours are all doing well.  Please feel free to share this e-mail as you liberally see fit.  About a month ago, I helped a friend of mine who runs her own business simply to support her.  I did not get paid for it.  I did it out of my heart.  I told a [...]

Minneapolis’ Black Police officers waiting to exhale – Black community leadership remains silent

Minneapolis’ Black Police officers waiting to exhale – Black community leadership remains silent

If you do not respect the history of our black police officers, then your hands are up and you cannot breath. (Atlanta's First Eight Black Police Officers On April 30 1948 Georgia State University Library) There will be no revolutions, press conferences or town hall meetings. The Twin Cities black leadership, mostly in the nonprofit sector is [...]

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Related story: The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids Sometimes the force of ignorance is cumulative. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS WTF...are you serious? How is there a 0.4 Native American teacher?  (MinnCan-http://mnstateofed2014.minncan.org - Fair use) Roseville, Minn. - I get it. In some [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans – DAY ON THE HILL (Thursday 1.15)

Council on Black Minnesotans – DAY ON THE HILL (Thursday 1.15)

IBNN NEWS The Council on Black Minnesotans have released their 2015 Legislative Agenda for ALL community members to review, critique and make comments. The Council on Black Minnesotans invites you to take part in one of the most significant political movements of 2015. Join members of the community as we rally on capital hill to kick off the [...]

ACLU releases data showing racial disparities in low level arrests in Minneapolis

ACLU releases data showing racial disparities in low level arrests in Minneapolis

Violence comes in many forms. (Photo: unveiledandunweaved.wordpress.com - Fair Use) IBNN NEWS related story: IBNN Exclusive: Jack Shepard files federal complaint with U.S. Department of Justice against Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and others October 28, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2014 By Jana Kooren, [...]

Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent represents causality in the case of Hayden, Champion and CSI

Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent represents causality in the case of Hayden, Champion and CSI

“In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” ~Immanuel Kant Don Samuels (r) for Minneapolis Public School Board-District 1. (Photo: IBNN) Related stories on IBNN Minnesota Senate Republicans only need three to testify on Ethics Inquiry Senator Jeff Hayden [...]

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

As posted by The Adventures of Johnny Northside Can somebody fit this? Minneapolis, Minn. - A recent article republished on Twin Cities Daily Planet, but originally published in Insight News, (click here for the article)highlights the fact our North Minneapolis schools need 150 tutors for math and literacy. In case that number didn't [...]

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

IBNN NEWS Editors Note: The also goes for wannabe celebrities that take advantage of tragic incidents. I mean really, do we care who the dude in the photo is? Not me. (Photo: Little "somebody.") by Dr. Samori Swygert, Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS (Story originally posted in Black Blue Dog)  Where are these rappers? I was doing as [...]

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