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Thursday July 31st 2014
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‘Black Minneapolis’ Archives

Part I: The beating of Alfred Flowers is not about the Man

Part I: The beating of Alfred Flowers is not about the Man

Critical thinking opens up meaning that tells us Minneapolis Police are frustrated about the sociopolitical infrastructure created in Minneapolis. By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network. A cool-cat with a Top Hat knows more than you can imagine. (photo: the wrong stuff-fair use) Minneapolis, Minn. - I am a black [...]

Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the beating of Alfred Flowers by Minneapolis Police: Why the City of Minneapolis chief and mayor cannot dismiss this incident as black fodder.  "They beat me while I was handcuffed. I did not think I was going to make it." Activist Al Flowers to Mr. Ronald A. Edwards.  By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS  Community [...]

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Update: It has been confirmed that Al Flowers has staples in his head and stitches in his face and could possible be suffering from a serious concussion.  Also read:  "How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?" On more than one occasion, Minneapolis Police have been requested to show a warrant when knocking on the [...]

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

As long as we misidentify the danger, we will never be rid of it. Something is terribly wrong in north Minneapolis. (photo: child growing up too fast.)  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, Minn. - A 41-year old father protecting his 17-year old son was gunned down in a fury of violence on the [...]

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

The simple answer is yes. In a meeting over the weekend with the “Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans” it was very difficult for the group to pinpoint the CCD/KMOJ-FM board of directors. But now, after several months of covert operations, we come to find out, KMOJ-FM does not really have an external group of [...]

10 Points of Light: Coloplast fine proves the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has never enforced compliance in any sense of the word

10 Points of Light: Coloplast fine proves the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has never enforced compliance in any sense of the word

What was the deal between the city of Minneapolis and Coloplast. Why do they sit there quietly right down the street from the Minneapolis Urban League and Jerry's NAACP and nobody has said a word? (Again, the silence kills us) Star Tribune veteran journalist Steve Brandt posted an article about Coloplast, “Danish firm to pay Minneapolis [...]

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

IBNN will give Emerge the opportunity to respond to this post. By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN Minneapolis, Minn. - Emerge Community Development, mandatory meetings may be keeping black families homeless. Sources contacting IBNN NEWS reported that a whole family could be out on the street because of some bureaucratic policies. We need to take a [...]

When women get shot: What happen to the focus on poverty and unhealthy diets?

When women get shot: What happen to the focus on poverty and unhealthy diets?

Some children in north Minneapolis have Honey Bun as a meal. (photo: Fair use) While local Minneapolis city officials and community idiots talk about gangs, guns and getting paid, no one is paying attention to the systemic reasons on why women are being gunned down at point-blank in north Minneapolis. A focus on reducing poverty and corrective [...]

The Ron and Don Show: Dismantling Minneapolis’ Politics, Pimps and Puff – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

The Ron and Don Show: Dismantling Minneapolis’ Politics, Pimps and Puff  – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Tune in Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. to the award-winning #blogtalkradio program, The Ron and Don Show. To listen, click here. Minnesota's #1 Black Talk Radio program. Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen broadcasting LIVE across the world. Tune in; call in and be "in." (photo: IBNN) IBNN NEWS Brief Join the team of Ronald A Edwards (Black [...]

Minneapolis mayor and police chief to perform publicity stunt on Tuesday

Minneapolis mayor and police chief to perform publicity stunt on Tuesday

The city of Minneapolis is prime to be put under Marshall Law. With the recent shootings, stabbings and beatings all across the the metro area, it seems we have a challenge. Question: Will the mayor show up? Clearly now you can see what the challenge is...can't you? The mayor and chief plan to talk-the-talk, the walk sucks. IBNN News [...]

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