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Tuesday July 29th 2014
The Independent Business News Network was established in July of 2008. The goal of IBNN is to provide a different view of the local, national and global news and events that happen in the Black communities around the world. IBNN's expectations are to provide a level of coverage and investigative reporting not seen on local mainstream media, while covering Politics, Education, Money, Business, and Community events. IBNN is an affiliate of Black Politics in Minneapolis, Radical Black USA and other African American news sources. Comments, concerns and questions can be emailed to ibnnnews@gmail.com

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Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the beating of Alfred Flowers by Minneapolis Police: Why the City of Minneapolis chief and mayor cannot dismiss this incident as black fodder.  "They beat me while I was handcuffed. I did not think I was going to make it." Activist Al Flowers to Mr. Ronald A. Edwards.  By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS  Community [...]

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Update: It has been confirmed that Al Flowers has staples in his head and stitches in his face and could possible be suffering from a serious concussion.  Also read:  "How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?" On more than one occasion, Minneapolis Police have been requested to show a warrant when knocking on the [...]

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

As long as we misidentify the danger, we will never be rid of it. Something is terribly wrong in north Minneapolis. (photo: child growing up too fast.)  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, Minn. - A 41-year old father protecting his 17-year old son was gunned down in a fury of violence on the [...]

Shock Video: Black Conservatives Met With Hostility, Harassed At Annual NAACP Convention

By Jim Hoft (Progressives Today) The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering   in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.  After [...]

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

The simple answer is yes. In a meeting over the weekend with the “Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans” it was very difficult for the group to pinpoint the CCD/KMOJ-FM board of directors. But now, after several months of covert operations, we come to find out, KMOJ-FM does not really have an external group of [...]

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

  President Obama (photo: Fair Use) By April V. Taylor from Kulture Kritic Seth Stephens-Davidowitz recently reviewed profiles on Stormfront.org, the most popular hate site in America, and organized data about the sites users.  The site was started by former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black, and Quantcast reports that between 200,000 [...]

Has President Obama Failed?

Has President Obama Failed?

If Hilary Clinton wins in 2016, the racists will become sexists By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS We must not let politicians of any color lull us into complacency, or into accepting broken promises and inaction with empty messages of hope and change. Washington, DC. - As a card caring member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly [...]

When women get shot: What happen to the focus on poverty and unhealthy diets?

When women get shot: What happen to the focus on poverty and unhealthy diets?

Some children in north Minneapolis have Honey Bun as a meal. (photo: Fair use) While local Minneapolis city officials and community idiots talk about gangs, guns and getting paid, no one is paying attention to the systemic reasons on why women are being gunned down at point-blank in north Minneapolis. A focus on reducing poverty and corrective [...]

The Ron and Don Show: Dismantling Minneapolis’ Politics, Pimps and Puff – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

The Ron and Don Show: Dismantling Minneapolis’ Politics, Pimps and Puff  – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Tune in Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. to the award-winning #blogtalkradio program, The Ron and Don Show. To listen, click here. Minnesota's #1 Black Talk Radio program. Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen broadcasting LIVE across the world. Tune in; call in and be "in." (photo: IBNN) IBNN NEWS Brief Join the team of Ronald A Edwards (Black [...]

Mayor May I: With No Opportunities Death and Violence becomes embedded in Minneapolis

Mayor May I: With No Opportunities Death and Violence becomes embedded in Minneapolis

Former Minneapolis mayoral candidate (2013) Ms. Jackie Cherryhomes. (photo: Fair Use, Public Domain). The jig is up. Organizations and people whispering in the mayor’s ear have not delivered on anything pertaining to the violence, or stopping the violence in the African American community. Mayor Hodges only has a short window of opportunity [...]

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