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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, [...]

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

The narrative of Michael Brown being a “good kid,” or an altar boy who was allegedly on his way to college the following Monday before his killing may not be completely accurate. Of course it’s not accurate.  This was the first misleading news story told the American public by national media outlets, including Twin Cities television [...]

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 [...]

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

  Don Allen lays out the truth you always wanted to hear. Tuesday (8/19) on Up and At 'Em with Jack and Ben (AM 1130) at 7am: North Minneapolis can be a violent place. What's being done? What isn't being done? Where is the money going? Guest: Donald Allen. Phone lines will be open! 651-989-5855. "Little Rebel Yell, they cried [...]

Meeting about funding for Education (GED) for the Negro of Minnesota

Meeting about funding for Education (GED) for the Negro of Minnesota

Cashing in on the black cats back of educational disparities while helping no one, (photo: The Wrong Stuff on Facebook). More sick secrets out of incumbent governor Mark Dayton's office. Why would the governor put himself at risk by actually meeting with a small faction in the Negro community about education? Basically, this is what's known as [...]

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

Minneapolis Public Schools: Funding bullies and bullshit backfires

The Minneapolis Public Schools still owes IMSMC $3800.00 for work they a completed a few years back. Community members and the Star Tribune criticized the little $15,000.00 contract. So here is my concern; IMSMC gets a contract for $15,000.00 – and the same folks who have been pimping education in the community and other members of the black [...]

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 [...]

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

She must go away... Really. She said this at a press conference. (photo WCCO-TV, edited by IBNN NEWS to make it relevant.)

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 [...]

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 [...]

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