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Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

You have to be the right kind of minority to get close to these politically motivated meetings on the Negro problem in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, there is the right Negros, then me, a Negro on the “right” that will not be welcomed anywhere near these people while they meet on the future of black folks. It’s time to stop this foolishness and [...]

Do these people represent Minnesota’s black community or just an extension of the MNDFL?

Do these people represent Minnesota’s black community or just an extension of the MNDFL?

Author Manning Marable argues that the black struggle must move beyond previous strategies for social change. The politics of black nationalism, which advocates the building of separate black institutions, is an insufficient response. The politics of integration, characterized by traditional middle-class organizations like the NAACP and Urban [...]

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

This is designer poverty at its peak. A white elected official gathers a room full of black non-profit leaders and gives marching orders.  Minnesota senator Al Franken (D). "I want to make sure all my Negroes are on the plantation." by Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS Two Sunday's ago (March 9), Minnesota senator Al Franken decided to [...]

You can’t be what you don’t see: Minneapolis Public Schools dismisses the future

You can’t be what you don’t see: Minneapolis Public Schools dismisses the future

Who represents education for children of color in the Minneapolis Public Schools? Is it Alfred Flowers and his Community Standards Initiatives (CSI) program? If this is the case, our children will continue to head down the rabbit hole making the pipeline to nothingness the only obtainable goal.  "The future can be lost for children of color [...]

The real story about Jobs for the advancement of colored people: Take action now, work in under three weeks!

The real story about Jobs for the advancement of colored people: Take action now, work in under three weeks!

Don't be fooled by some clown wanting to use your financial aid money. Editors note: Several local union representatives have contacted IBNN and sent emails. This messages explain how local minorities can get local construction jobs. Follow the instructions below and don't listen to these community hustlers trying to take your financial [...]

More parents step forward about abuse in the Minneapolis Public Schools

More parents step forward about abuse in the Minneapolis Public Schools

Editors Note: A concerned parent sent this message to IBNN NEWS. This  note is published unedited. IBNN NEWS is encouraging all parents to mail their complaints about a particular school to ibnnnews@gmail.com. By: A Minneapolis Public School Parent (Name withheld to protect the students privacy) I had a son at a Minneapolis Public [...]

IBNN NEWS picks for KFAI’s Black History Month Special Day of Programming Tuesday, Feb. 18!

IBNN NEWS picks for KFAI’s Black History Month Special Day of Programming Tuesday, Feb. 18!

KFAI (90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in Saint Paul), will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, featuring the 3rd Annual Black History Month Live Remote Broadcast [...]

Minneapolis NAACP must be shutdown and restarted

Minneapolis NAACP must be shutdown and restarted

Residents of Minneapolis must call the national NAACP and talk to Ms. Lorraine C. Miller, Interim President and CEO-NAACP (410) 580-5777. We must let her know that Minneapolis has to many issues that need to be addressed and the current board will not achieved a process of success. Shaking down the MSFA for more money is not the mission of the [...]

Minneapolis NAACP General Membership must pull branch in the right direction

Minneapolis NAACP General Membership must pull branch in the right direction

If I am blind because of withheld information, or silenced because someone does not return calls, I have a keyboard that lets my fingers see and talk. You will not silence me for the sake of poverty pimps, hustlers and clergy. (photo: IBNN). On January 28 at 6 p.m., the Minneapolis NAACP will hold its first general membership meeting at New [...]

Minnesota Senator Bobby Joe Champion: Another Stadium Lie

Minnesota Senator Bobby Joe Champion: Another Stadium Lie

Senator, there were 157 white men working on the stadium two Monday's ago. Work on the stadium has begun. (Businessman Out to Lunch --- Image by © William Whitehurst/CORBIS) On Sunday, December 22, on KMOJ-FM (89.9), our beloved black elected official, Senator Bobby Joe Champion told listeners, "The work on the new stadium has not [...]

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