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Thursday October 30th 2014
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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, [...]

Hamline University professor David Schultz is guest analyst on The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Hamline University professor David Schultz is guest analyst on The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Hamline University political science professor David Schultz. (photo: Fair Use) To listen on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. CST, click here. By IBNN NEWS on #BlogTalkRadio Join the award winning BlogTalkRadio program The Ron and Don Show with co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards (Minnesota historian, civil rights activist, television host and the most [...]

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

"Clowns to the left of her, Jokers to the right, her she is, Hannah Nicollet, stuck in the middle with "the people of Minnesota." (photo: The Uptake, edited by IBNN NEWS - Fair Use) I watched a debate last Sunday morning broadcast by Fox 9 News from the campus of Hamline University. I stood traumatized, in shock and no longer able to view [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Statement from Doug Daggett – candidate Fifth Congressional District (MN) on Community Action Minneapolis and opponent Congressman Keith Ellison

Statement from Doug Daggett – candidate Fifth Congressional District (MN) on Community Action Minneapolis and opponent Congressman Keith Ellison

Editors note: Congressman Keith Ellison is schedule to be the keynote speaker at Hamline University's Commitment to Community (C2C) event on October 2 at 7:15 pm at Hamline United Methodist Church, Englewood Avenue in St. Paul. Is Congressman Ellison committed to the community? Doug Daggett wants your vote; Congressman Ellison doesn't give a [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Community Standards Initiative’s (CSI) founder Alfred Flowers was not asked to attend Tuesday’s meeting with the governor and community freelancers. Sneaking around like Snidely Whiplash is bad business for the black community. (photo: snidely - fair use). by Don Allen, Founder - The Independent Business News Network A local group of [...]

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

If the city of Minneapolis wanted equity for real, it would not take more than 30-days to put a plan together. Wanting to promote a “two-year effort to address racial equity” is nothing more than a symptom that tells us, you do not know what the hell you’re doing.   Mayor Hodges, Councilperson Glidden and civil rights director [...]

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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