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Thursday April 24th 2014
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Minneapolis Public Schools unresponsive to mother of abused daughter

Minneapolis Public Schools unresponsive to mother of abused daughter

With little to no community outcry, the mother of a fifth grader, sexually attacked on an elementary school playground is still seeking remedy from the Minneapolis Public Schools. With the recent MPS budget SNAFU, one could argue if our babies and children do not count; what makes you think the Minneapolis Public Schools administration can [...]

Fifth grade girls allege sexual assault at Anderson Elementary School in Minneapolis

Fifth grade girls allege sexual assault at Anderson Elementary School in Minneapolis

The mother of a 10-year old fifth-grader who attends Anderson Elementary School in south Minneapolis contacted IBNN this afternoon with a torrid tale of alleged sexual assault and the Minneapolis Public Schools not following state and federal procedures.  Why didn't the parents get notified right away?  These girls and boys are asking for [...]

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Relates stories: If we only cared when MPS students get bad grades and test scores Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to student’s Minneapolis Public Schools – Still Lazy after all these years   By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief  - The Independent Business News Network Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent [...]

Reports of Alleged Sexual assault reported at local African American charter school

Reports of Alleged Sexual assault reported at local African American charter school

An alleged cover up in full affect. IBNN NEWS is investigating reports of an alleged sexual assault between at 5th grader and a 1st grade student inside of a local African American charter school. Phone calls have not been returned to IBNN investigators. Stay tuned as we attempt to confirm this incident. There are reports parent have [...]

What are we going to do about educating Parents on Public School Education?

What are we going to do about educating Parents on Public School Education?

Black and Native American children are barely holding on to the ropes. (photo: by Maureen Downey) Parents of children from K-12 must do a regular “check-in” with school officials to prevent a bad situation getting worse. The data tells us black and Native American public school children in the Twin Cities and around the United States are [...]

Join We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program for their end-of-year Summer Extravaganza this Friday at 6 p.m.

Join We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program for their end-of-year Summer Extravaganza this Friday at 6 p.m.

We Care Preforming Arts Summer Program for their end-of-year Summer Extravaganza this Friday at 6 p.m. (photo: We Care Invite) Come out and support the children at this year’s community event. It’s free to the public and sponsored by the Willard Homewood group.  Food and beverages will be served. This is a family friendly event. The We [...]

The dilemma of Black Youth: I don’t have a Daddy

The dilemma of Black Youth: I don’t have a Daddy

Yesterday, I left my house and forgot to take my medication for depression. I encountered a young black youth that sent me in to a dark place and made me wonder will we as a community ever be able to reset the black male role model? Video: Austin Powers - "Daddy Wasn't there." By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – OurBlackNews.com [...]

A message to my Sons

A message to my Sons

Father Don Allen with #1 & #2. I write this letter to you today because a great man said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men, (Frederick Douglass).  Black America is the home of broken black men. by Donald Allen, Father-Husband-Provider and Educator Dear Boys: I feel it important to write this note [...]

MPS names Michael Goar as new CEO: Do we really need Superintendent Johnson?

MPS names Michael Goar as new CEO: Do we really need Superintendent Johnson?

Michael Goar - Minneapolis Public Schools CEO? Oh my! "I wish Mr. Goar the best in hopes he does not drink the administrative kool aid Superintendent Johnson is serving." Press Release from Minneapolis Public Schools - barely serving the children. "Experienced administrator, nonprofit executive now leader in school system he once [...]

Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) meets: Where was the Northside Achievement Zone?

Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) meets: Where was the Northside Achievement Zone?

NAZ: "Doing very little or nothing is not something that you keep locked away and hidden from the general public. Or maybe you do..." This is the story: Something observed has to be measured to be analyzed; One cause can have more than one effect; One effect can be caused by more than one cause; Causes almost certainly have to be [...]

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