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Friday April 25th 2014
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Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

You have to be the right kind of minority to get close to these politically motivated meetings on the Negro problem in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, there is the right Negros, then me, a Negro on the “right” that will not be welcomed anywhere near these people while they meet on the future of black folks. It’s time to stop this foolishness and [...]

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 [...]

A Lie is a Lie no matter who tells it: WCCO-TV Duped by Training Cattle Call

A Lie is a Lie no matter who tells it: WCCO-TV Duped by Training Cattle Call

IBNN News is preparing an in-depth story about this misleading training cattle call. For now, familiarize yourself with the names on this flyer. "Employment Assistance Firm or Summit Academy OIC?"  

Minneapolis NAACP removes Don Allen from the board

Minneapolis NAACP removes Don Allen from the board

Don't be fooled by some clown wanting to use your financial aid money. The politics of the Minneapolis NAACP have become an issue. It seem if you are not in lock-step with the Minnesota DFL you are an unwanted cancer within this group. In my case, the Minneapolis NAACP has violated their own constitution by citing a membership and payment issue [...]

Louis King to IBNN: “Fuck off!” A forensic audit of Summit Academy OIC needed immediately!

Louis King to IBNN: “Fuck off!” A forensic audit of Summit Academy OIC needed immediately!

(POST IN PROGRESS) IBNN News Brief Minneapolis, Minn. - This is a situation long overdue. A study on what has happened in the last ten years and why trainees from Summit Academy might not be working in 2014. Below is the text message I received from Summit Academy OIC’s president Louis King. Could this be the same person doing business [...]

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 [...]

Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

It's true, 911 can be a joke; our education system is even funnier. (photo: Edited by IBNN NEWS) - Fair Use  By Michael Arceneaux from NEWSONE If I were to tell anyone of color with a clue that White children are given the benefit of the doubt and Black kids are not, I imagine the response would be, “And water is wet.” Indeed it [...]

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 [...]

Boycott Black History Month – the way it is now

Boycott Black History Month – the way it is now

Mississippi Black Codes coming to your state real soon. (photo:stuffblackpeopledig.com) When will America have a Black, Brown, White, Red and Yellow History Month? Black History Month as it stands all too often entails a series of empty remembrances. What is celebrated are sanitized events, stripped of their political and historical [...]

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