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Black Focus | Independent Business News Network

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Friday January 30th 2015
The Independent Business News Network was established in July of 2008. The goal of IBNN is to provide a different view of the local, national and global news and events that happen in the Black communities around the world. IBNN's expectations are to provide a level of coverage and investigative reporting not seen on local mainstream media, while covering Politics, Education, Money, Business, and Community events. IBNN is an affiliate of Black Politics in Minneapolis, Radical Black USA and other African American news sources. Comments, concerns and questions can be emailed to ibnnnews@gmail.com

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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 [...]

Shock Video: Black Conservatives Met With Hostility, Harassed At Annual NAACP Convention

By Jim Hoft (Progressives Today) The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering   in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.  After [...]

Has President Obama Failed?

Has President Obama Failed?

If Hilary Clinton wins in 2016, the racists will become sexists By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS We must not let politicians of any color lull us into complacency, or into accepting broken promises and inaction with empty messages of hope and change. Washington, DC. - As a card caring member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly [...]

My Pilgrimage to the National Civil Rights Museum: The Lorraine Motel – Memphis, Tennessee

My Pilgrimage to the National Civil Rights Museum: The Lorraine Motel –  Memphis, Tennessee

 John F. Kennedy said, "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You." Which becomes problematic from several points of view. If we do not ask, as suggested by JFK, we end up with what we have now...nothing.  Donald Allen, Founder -IBNN NEWS. "The hard questions never come from the easy people." ~ D. Allen (photo: IBNN NEWS) By Donald Allen, [...]


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