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Sunday March 1st 2015
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‘Black Minneapolis’ 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 [...]

Don Allen LIVE at 8 a.m. on Twin Cities Talk AM 1130 on Up and At Em with host Jack Tomczak…Minneapolis’ Bourgeois Capitalism

Don Allen LIVE at 8 a.m. on Twin Cities Talk AM 1130 on Up and At Em with host Jack Tomczak…Minneapolis’ Bourgeois Capitalism

Tune in Thursday morning to at 8 to AM 1130 Up and at Em on with host Jack Tomzack. DON'T MISS THIS BELL RINGER! “Talking about racial diversity is not enough. We need to experience It.” ~D. Allen Background Stories: The Miracle of Minneapolis - No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its [...]

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

The Council on Black Minnesotans. LIKE their page on Facebook today! On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Ron and Don Show uses one of their many platforms to get the truth to the people. To listen, click here at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Phone lines will be open at (347) 426-3904 Post by Ronald A. Edwards – Co-host, The Ron and Don Show on [...]

Millionaire pastors whose congregations are in poverty…may God judge your ass accordingly

Millionaire pastors whose congregations are in poverty…may God judge your ass accordingly

We all know em, probably even gave them some money. (photo: Fake Pastors - Fair Use) IBNN Editors note: Here in the Twin Cities we might not have "millionaire" pastors, but we do have pastors that drive Bentley's, Porsches and other exotic vehicles while their congregation struggles to meet monthly bills. By Bandana Babu - Financial [...]

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. [...]

Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

It has come to our attention the proposal delivered to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for $26 million to cure the black communities ills is a thing of the past. Minnesota’s black elected officials must be held accountable for political tomfoolery. The black people of Minnesota need your assistance from the perceived power you each weld at [...]

NAACP’s national director of units says, “Young people abandoned us [NAACP] to protect their jobs and reputations.” (Tune in Wednesday)

NAACP’s national director of units says, “Young people abandoned us [NAACP] to protect their jobs and reputations.”  (Tune in Wednesday)

Ms. Classie Dudley, President elect - Duluth, Minn. NAACP. Tune in for nothing but truths. (Photo: Ms. Dudley - Fair Use) On Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. – Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus) and Don Allen (IBNN), will be broadcasting LIVE on #BlogTalkRadio from Duluth, Minnesota for an exclusive interview with the NAACP Duluth Branch [...]

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 [...]

Positivity and solutions for Education, Civil Rights and Contract Compliance for the New Year

Positivity and solutions for Education, Civil Rights and Contract Compliance for the New Year

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~Unknown  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network, OurBlackNews(dot)com, and Black Politics in Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. – In 2015, I will provide more comprehensive problem-solving on this [...]

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