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Saturday January 31st 2015
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‘Black Minnesotans’ Archives

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 [...]

22 year-old UMD student wins Duluth branch NAACP presidency. Ousted president refuses to step down

22 year-old UMD student wins Duluth branch NAACP presidency. Ousted president refuses to step down

Ms. Classie Dudley with civil rights icon Julian Bond. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) IBNN NEWS and the OurBlackNews Network has been following the corrupt exploits of the NAACP in the matter of a newly elected president who has not been able to serve because of the antiquated people in the shadows of the old NAACP. By Don Allen, Founder – [...]

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 [...]

Medicaid Fight: Why So Many Black Folks Are Still Uninsured

Medicaid Fight: Why So Many Black Folks Are Still Uninsured

Playing with black Americans. IBNN Editors note: In Minnesota, MNSure has missed the mark in the African American community. Churches, students, and individuals who are poor, black and unemployed still do not have health care insurance. Wonder where all that outreach money went?  "Despite the widespread success of the Affordable Care Act in [...]

NAACP uses Black American tragedies as fundraising tool; when will the organization take real action?

NAACP uses Black American tragedies as fundraising tool; when will the organization take real action?

At some point the NAACP must jump start the advancement of colored people. Editors note: Based on the bylaws of the NAACP, the Minneapolis Branch is no longer in operation and there is no president of the Minneapolis NAACP. The national branch in Baltimore, MD has been contacted and no reply has been received prior to this posting. by Don [...]

Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Posted by IBNN NEWS “A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.” More foolishness and fuckery. ...its the silence that kill us first. (photo: #calloutthehypocritesMN) ― Sebastyne Young

Minneapolis NAACP goes Dark with no Election or President – Tonight on The Ron and Don Show at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

Minneapolis NAACP goes Dark with no Election or President – Tonight on The Ron and Don Show at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

So you all want $26 million from the governor and can't follow the bylaws for the NAACP..."MESSAGE MF'S!" The Ron and Don Show have invited NAACP member Randy Staten (unconfirmed) and others to call in and talk about what is happening inside of the Minneapolis NAACP. Tune in tonight (Wednesday) at 8:30 p.m. (CST) by clicking here which will [...]

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Still more homeless veterans in Minnesota’s cold winter; Educational disparities growing at an alarming rate; police misconduct violating the rights of Minnesota citizens and the civil rights contract compliance units in Minneapolis and St. Paul still do not understand the importance of the 32 percent hiring goal. Lets not forget about MnDOT, [...]

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