‘Economic Summit’ Archives
In the video below (by IBNN), many black women who approached the tornado recovery organization were sent packing. In 2013, we can still see the effects of the 2011 tornado. Houses still remain with the signature blue tarps; an increase in the homeless population and no jobs created for residents in north Minneapolis – in spite of the [...]
Tune into Saturday, April 27. 2013 at 3 p.m. (CST) to ON POINT with co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as they discuss the latest in news and information. This is a special 90-minute program to deal with "Who is really black in Minnesota." Click here to listen. by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief - OurBlackNews.com Samuels and [...]
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 [...]
The song, "The Message" puts it all into perspective: "Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge, I'm trying not to loose my head." Unfortunately, Black Minnesotans have been pushed off the not only the fiscal cliff, but lets throw in the many other cliffs like education, jobs, wealth and economic development. The edge, or cliff, isn't new for [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
Minneapolis Urban League must provide full audit and program information before any sale of 2000 Plymouth Avenue North
"Our children are dying in the streets. The public schools have abandoned best practices in favor for a $41 million dollar headquarters. Black Unemployment is the highest in the state. Your next big deal is trying to sell a building? WTF? You have to go, we need change now!" (photo edited by IBNN.) If facts are not provided, then speculation [...]
Buy Black 2012: Join Black Twin Cities on Saturday for a celebration of Black Wealth and Spending Power!
On this Saturday, August 18, 2012 Black Twin Cities makes history in Minnesota by inviting local businesses and the general public to the first annual Buy Black 2012 event. The event is headquartered at Sunnyside Café located at 1825 Glenwood Avenue North (corners of Glenwood and Morgan Avenue North), from 9:00 a.m. to 12-noon. Sunnyside [...]
Riddle me this: “What happens when you have three elected official who were elected to govern over north Minneapolis but are running for other offices?” Answer: Absolutely nothing. By Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network North Minneapolis (IBNN/Editorial Opinion/Homicides/June 12, [...]