‘Community Benefits Agreement’ Archives
Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey – 32 Percent Minority participation on the Minnesota Vikings Stadium? What’s the numbers for African Americans?
"Real talk Dr. King." Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice: shame on you. Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey has to come clean – this is even before his keynote address for the Governors 2013 MLK Day Celebration. The numbers are not adding up. Must read items: -2013 Crucial Year for Minnesota’s New Multi-Purpose Stadium [...]
Target Stores, Minneapolis Foundation: It’s been 10 Years, where is the $300,000.00 for North Minneapolis?
I've been getting the run-a-round for almost a year with no answers. It makes me feel like the pivot-man in a circle jerk." (photo: IBNN) On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM, From Jenna.Reck <Jenna.Reck@target.com> wrote: Hi Donald - We spoke on the phone a few times, but I also wanted to follow up so you have my e-mail address. We are still [...]
Join residents from all over the Twin Cities tonight in north Minneapolis. "Many are called, few are chosen." Join the chosen ones tonight in north Minneapolis who will attempt to put in place a process of community engagement that others have not looked at. IBNN NEWS Public Service Announcement Minneapolis, MN...Today, Tuesday, December [...]
Editors note: It was all a lie. Target Field, TCF Stadium and various other projects mandated to increase minority hiring and economic stability for the underemployed was noting more that fast talking and paper shuffles. This busts a hole in the mainstream media and should send a message to community leaders, state and local politicians who are [...]
Open letter to Ted Mondale and the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA), regarding the new Minnesota Vikings stadium…it’s like that?
'When all is said and done, Black competency and those who are hired by stadium officials will see incompetent results. I submit to you the beginning of the train wreck." Dear Mr. Mondale, I’m not an angry Black man. To tell you the truth, I’m pretty easy to get along with. The challenge begins when you want to stereotype, based on some [...]
"You will my brother. It's not going to be the usual suspects pimpin off the money this time. We will create sustainable minority construction firms by partnering with those who already have the skill and experience." (Photo: libcom.org) Let's keep it real. Getting 100 Men and Women of color working on the new Vikings Stadium is an obtainable [...]
The fixers are hard at work. Sources have contacted IBNN to tell us there are two groups of Black power brokers who are meeting with the Stadium Commission (Monday 10/8). One group is skilled at “fixing” the numbers to make it appear as if minorities actually worked on the stadium, much like Target Field; the other group is a stratified [...]
"If Black parents are to blame for failing Black children, can you explain why this Black child is failing also?" (Photo: Fark) I don’t know of one parent anywhere on earth that wants their children not to be successful in education. The fact there is a liberal agenda, which points and blames parents in poor communities for their children’s [...]
"More gaps, more reports and no real closure." (photo: Wirelessweek.com, edited by IBNN) The revolving account managed by the Minneapolis Foundation to bridge the so-called digital divide—a Digital Inclusion Fund (DIF) financed with a “minimum” of five percent of the network’s profits did little to nothing to close the digital [...]
Part 1: African Leadership Council of Minnesota asks for the resignation of the Council on Black Minnesotans Board Chairman and reckless board member
"Council on Black Minnesotan's board chair Patwin Lawrence (far left), is under-fire from other human life-forms." (Photo: COBM website) IBNN NEWS supports the Council on Black Minnesotans board chairman Patwin Lawrence and his vision for the COBM. It’s unfortunate that Black organizations with their own agenda’s have tainted a process [...]