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Thursday December 18th 2014
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‘Black Privilege’ Archives

The Assault Against Black Males in Education – by Marcia Watson

The Assault Against Black Males in Education –  by Marcia Watson

 by Marcia Watson - African American Intellectual History Society Quote by Malcolm X I am a Black woman who is terrified to birth into this world: a son. The fear that I have mirrors the same apprehension many White female teachers have when a Black boy enters their classroom on the first day of school. However, whereas I’m scared for [...]

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 [...]

2014: The Year of the Black Man

2014: The Year of the Black Man

Are you telling me that my sons and black boys across the United States cannot experience life, have fun and be boys? #gotohell. (photo: Don Allen, 1979) The Black American male must activate his survival mode software to navigate in a nation that is judge, jury and executioner in a magic blue uniform. We do not have time to hold our breath and [...]

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

There will be no indictments of any police for the recent killings of children and black men in America. The grand jury will be told when a police officer feels threatened, his or her survival mechanism kicks in deep from within the human reptile brain; it seeks to live another day. Unfortunately, black and brown people in American are threatened, [...]

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, [...]

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Louis King, President of Minnesota's black community. Take your medication and make sure refills are available at your local drug store. It's time to get some answers and field questions from our listeners. Summit Academy OIC’s Louis King, a decorated Army veteran, advocate for education in the black community and businessman will be our [...]

Marxism again? Community Activists wait for $26 million payday; maybe they should start looking for a job

Marxism again? Community Activists wait for $26 million payday; maybe they should start looking for a job

“The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.” ~Karl Marx Which one of our people will oppress us this month? by Don Allen, Founder - IBNN According to several definitions of Marxism, it builds on a materialist understanding of societal [...]

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

IBNN Editors note: I wrote this article over two-weeks ago for the Hamline University Oracle newspaper where I am the senior columnist. Editor's (students) have refused to run this story. This is a reflection of the current status of race, color and class constructs where some are hesitant to talk about what's really going on. “Say it loud, [...]

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