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Thursday March 5th 2015
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‘Black Focus’ Archives

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 [...]

The N*****s next door

The N*****s next door

Are you going to get a job? When you going to by a car? What...a club promoter selling the white man liquor? (photo: He remembers things wrong and confuses information.) Editors note: IBNN in its efforts to support citizen journalism have selected several very interesting letters to the editor to publish (unedited) during Black History Month. [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction

Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction

No, we should not be marching in the streets; we should be reading and making plans. Movies are great – but still only entertainment. Black faces on the news provide far too much “entertainment” for those who control the stereotypes of identity. By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network  Related Story:  My [...]

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 [...]

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Louis King, President of Minnesota's black community. Take your medication and make sure refills are available at your local drug store. It's time to get some answers and field questions from our listeners. Summit Academy OIC’s Louis King, a decorated Army veteran, advocate for education in the black community and businessman will be our [...]

$26 Million Aid Package for the Black Community of the Twin Cities must be approved…

$26 Million Aid Package for the Black Community of the Twin Cities must be approved…

Community Proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton. (Click on Image Above to Download full document.) To listen to the program on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. - click here.  By The Ron and Don Show - #blogtalkradio Tune into The Ron and Don Show on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. as we examine the latest proposal submitted to governor Mark Dayton from 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, [...]

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday” – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday”  – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

To listen at 8:30 p.m. (CST), click here, or copy and past the URL in your favorite browser: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2014/10/09/i-know-what-you-did-last-sunday-the-ron-and-don-show By IBNN NEWS  Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus/The Minneapolis Story) and Don Allen, (The Independent Business News [...]

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Change comes in small doses. You have the power of the vote.  Check out the Jack Shepard fan page on Facebook.  Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard want you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney. (The vote is yours.) Photos: Fair use   IBNN NEWS Brief Rome, Italy - According to a 2013 Pew [...]

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