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It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Plus other news and information you can use. Tune in Wednesday (4/9) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show for an interview you cannot afford to miss. The phone lines will be open and you can Tweet your questions to @ibnnnews.Click here to listen at 8:30 p.m. - take the guessing game out of your choice for governor of [...]

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 [...]

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

This article has nothing to do with race baiting or me once again playing the race card. There are many black academics in Minnesota who are more than qualified to be presidents of colleges and universities in Minnesota. Their qualifications are not based on telling lies like the one we heard recently where a Minneapolis city official’s husband [...]

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 [...]

State Council on Black Minnesotans exceeds all expectations

State Council on Black Minnesotans exceeds all expectations

In 15 days, the state Council on Black Minnesotans will present “Building the Foundation for Allophilia at the Capitol.” This rally and coming together of people from all walks of life presents a new beginning for the council, its board, employees and of course, black Minnesotans. Today, the Council hears the growing voices of a New [...]

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 [...]

Don Allen: IBNN editor-in-chief running for office in the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

Don Allen: IBNN editor-in-chief running for office in the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

The Ron and Don Show with Mr. Allen and Mr. Edwards is live Wednesday, December 11 at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to on #BlogTalkRadio. Click here to listen or visit their show page.  Read the NAACP bylaws for units. (PDF) Read the NAACP Election Guide. (PDF) By Kindle Jenson, Point Peak News Lets move away from weightiness and darkness when [...]

Willtha (Toni) Carter named president of the Association of Minnesota Counties

Willtha (Toni) Carter named president of the Association of Minnesota Counties

Ms. Willetha Toni Carter: Education and class in motion. (photo: Facebook fair use).   IBNN NEWS BRIEF  Saint Paul, Minn. - For over 100 years, members of the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) have gathered at the AMC Annual Conference each December. For the first time in 100 years, an African American woman will lead the [...]

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