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Wednesday October 1st 2014
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Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Minnesota DFL Senator Jeff Hayden. (photo: state of MN, Fair Use). Senate Subcommittee needs to take closer look at the Minneapolis Public Schools and consider receivership. By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com I had to sit back and reevaluate the significance of the recent Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct and it’s filing against [...]

According to radio program, Sen. Jeff Hayden did not author SF 1214 appropriating $350,000 for a grant to the Minneapolis School District for CSI

According to radio program, Sen. Jeff Hayden did not author SF 1214 appropriating $350,000 for a grant to the Minneapolis School District for CSI

The creditability of this group is falling downhill. IBNN NEWS Community and Senatorial Alert The first rule in knowing a friend is being investigated is to keep your damn mouth shut. Unfortunately, some people get stars in their eyes and stupidity in their mouths. According to the complaint filed by the Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct in [...]

Minnesota Senate Republicans only need three to testify on Ethics Inquiry

Minnesota Senate Republicans only need three to testify on Ethics Inquiry

Will Gov. Mark Dayton work to find the truth or run misdirects for his special two. (Photo: IBNN) Sometimes you do not have to mention any names. It all comes out in the mix by asking the salient questions about an organizations makeup and the fact someone had no business dealing with education for black youth. There is but one question that [...]

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

The health clinic that serves the population across the street from Congressman Keith Ellison's office in North Minneapolis: 91 percent of the people they see are 275 percent below the Federal Poverty Line (Hennepin County/NorthPoint). Rather than dip overseas, some elected officials must be concerned about their back yards. (photo: BET - Fair [...]

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

We live in a world driven by a construct of erotic sexual voyeuristic desires. The people who control identity know this, if this wasn’t the case, Ms. Minaj would only have to use her voice and dancing style – not her ass and boobs. But there is another underlying question, “Was it okay 20 years ago for recording artist Sir Mix a Lot to [...]

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

IBNN NEWS Editors Note: The also goes for wannabe celebrities that take advantage of tragic incidents. I mean really, do we care who the dude in the photo is? Not me. (Photo: Little "somebody.") by Dr. Samori Swygert, Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS (Story originally posted in Black Blue Dog)  Where are these rappers? I was doing as [...]

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

The narrative of Michael Brown being a “good kid,” or an altar boy who was allegedly on his way to college the following Monday before his killing may not be completely accurate. Of course it’s not accurate.  This was the first misleading news story told the American public by national media outlets, including Twin Cities television [...]

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Change comes in small doses. You have the power of the vote.  Check out the Jack Shepard fan page on Facebook.  Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard want you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney. (The vote is yours.) Photos: Fair use   IBNN NEWS Brief Rome, Italy - According to a 2013 Pew [...]

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

  Don Allen lays out the truth you always wanted to hear. Tuesday (8/19) on Up and At 'Em with Jack and Ben (AM 1130) at 7am: North Minneapolis can be a violent place. What's being done? What isn't being done? Where is the money going? Guest: Donald Allen. Phone lines will be open! 651-989-5855. "Little Rebel Yell, they cried [...]

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

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