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Sunday March 29th 2015
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‘Black Privilege’ Archives

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

If it smells like a fart, maybe is it a fart. Some of the people in this group-write will make you think you have to pay your bar tab if you were a passenger on the Titanic. (photo - The Wrong Stuff on Facebook - Fair Use). “Sources within organized labor confirm the Vikings stadium employment fraud being perpetrated on communities of color. [...]

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

I am fairly proficient at cooperative learning theory... give me $150k salary plus $50k budget and I could pretty much guarantee a cohort of 20 seniors in fall of 2015 from the Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools would go and graduate college. Hard and expensive work cannot be done with a few feel good moments. If pre-school kids make it to [...]

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Is there really a debate about the need for training black people for work in Minnesota and the process it uses? I remember getting a $15k contract from the Minneapolis Public Schools and being taken to the whipping shed by the Star Tribune for work completed and delivered per the specifications of the MPS. If the black body is not able to produce [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans being weakened

Council on Black Minnesotans being weakened

By Mr. Ronald A. Edwards, co-host of The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio Stand with the COBM today. (photo: Fair Use) Saint Paul, Minn. - In the new movie Selma, Martin Luther King, Jr. works tirelessly to integrate Black Americans socially (education, opportunity), economically (jobs, housing), and politically (voting, holding office). [...]

Auditing for Compliance: Opening Minnesota’s assortment of problems

Auditing for Compliance: Opening Minnesota’s assortment of problems

Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 pm to The Ron and Don Show on #blogtalkradio as we welcome special guest state representatives Rena Moran (St. Paul), and Carolyn Laine (Columbia Heights). Also joining the conversation will be Council of Black Minnesotans chairman of the board Mr. Patwin Lawrence. To listen, click here. Equal opportunity [...]

State Representatives Rena Moran (DFL) and Carolyn Laine (DFL) and COBM board chairman Patwin Lawrence answer questions about Minnesota’s ethnic councils and why a bill is on the table and how it got there – The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (CST)

State Representatives Rena Moran (DFL) and Carolyn Laine (DFL) and COBM board chairman Patwin Lawrence answer questions about Minnesota’s ethnic councils and why a bill is on the table and how it got there – The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (CST)

Join co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus) and Don Allen (IBNN) for the award-winning BlogTalkRadio Internet program, “The Ron and Don Show.” (To listen to the program, click here) An informational hearing on HF 1353 has been scheduled for Thursday May 12, 2015 at 8:15 am. HF 1353 (attached) HF Representative Laine represents Columbia [...]

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 [...]

Saving America from the Corporate and GOP Alliances

Saving America from the Corporate and GOP Alliances

If the people mean nothing to the power of political discourse, then we the people become the nothings.(photo: topeakinyemi.com - Fair Use) There’s an old axiom that says, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I would like to modify that to say, "When the going gets tough, the tough get tougher," and that’s exactly what must [...]

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 [...]

NAACP headquarters presents an Image of disturbing chaos

NAACP headquarters presents an Image of disturbing chaos

Who is manning the shop? (photo: the angel of NAACP chaos.) The NAACP as the United States once knew it is dead.  By Don Allen, Founder - OurBlackNews.com  On Feb. 16, a long-time Cincinnati NAACP member Jim Clingman wrote, “During the past month I have spoken to many people who are very disenchanted with the NAACP, not for the same [...]

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