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Friday January 30th 2015
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Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

It has come to our attention the proposal delivered to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for $26 million to cure the black communities ills is a thing of the past. Minnesota’s black elected officials must be held accountable for political tomfoolery. The black people of Minnesota need your assistance from the perceived power you each weld at [...]

Herion addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out, into Ivy League

Herion addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out, into Ivy League

She speaks the truth. (photos: Fair Use). By Keri Blakinger via The Washington Post - Blakinger is a prison reform activist and felon living in upstate New York. She is a staff writer at The Ithaca Times and a regular contributor to substance.com. I was a senior at Cornell University when I was arrested for heroin possession. As an [...]

Can President Obama be just a little “Black-ish?”

Can President Obama be just a little “Black-ish?”

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. (photo: yourblackpolitics.wordpress.com) “Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege. In other words, it is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America.” ― Tim Wise by Don Allen, Founder - OurBlackNews.com  I watched president Obama’s [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction

Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction

No, we should not be marching in the streets; we should be reading and making plans. Movies are great – but still only entertainment. Black faces on the news provide far too much “entertainment” for those who control the stereotypes of identity. By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network  Related Story:  My [...]

22 year-old UMD student wins Duluth branch NAACP presidency. Ousted president refuses to step down

22 year-old UMD student wins Duluth branch NAACP presidency. Ousted president refuses to step down

Ms. Classie Dudley with civil rights icon Julian Bond. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) IBNN NEWS and the OurBlackNews Network has been following the corrupt exploits of the NAACP in the matter of a newly elected president who has not been able to serve because of the antiquated people in the shadows of the old NAACP. By Don Allen, Founder – [...]

Did Liberals Put Black America Behind Bars?

Did Liberals Put Black America Behind Bars?

Photo posted by IBNN NEWS. (Credits: http://justrealeyez.wordpress.com - Fair Use). BY  THADDEUS RUSSELL  1/6/15 AT 3:10 PM - Originally posted on NEWSWEEK The United States is the undisputed world champion of incarceration. According to the latest accounting by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, close to 2.3 million adults are held in [...]

Fall in Oil Prices Threatens Africa’s Economic Growth? Really? You have to be sh****’ me

Fall in Oil Prices Threatens Africa’s Economic Growth? Really? You have to be sh****’  me

So what happens when the price of oil goes up? Famine, Disease, Hunger? IBNN - Editors note: The Wall Street Journal publish this garbage. Africa is the wealthiest continent  in the world as it pertains to precious minerals. If you let China and the U.S. screw you on economic deals, that's your fault.  By PATRICK MCGROARTY in [...]

$20 billion spent on Christmas decorations in America. Enough money to end homelessness for school children, veterans and college students

$20 billion spent on Christmas decorations in America. Enough money to end homelessness for school children, veterans and college students

Homeless children, veterans and college students in America. Something is terribly wrong with the way we function. America must focus all it’s aid on America before looking across the pond to fund conflict. By Don Allen Let’s start with some staggering facts: Titled "America's Youngest Outcasts," the report by the National Center [...]

Elementary school teachers salary solution

Elementary school teachers salary solution

“To encourage more top-caliber students to choose teaching, teachers should be paid a lot more, with starting salaries more in the range of $60,000 and potential earnings of as much as $150,000.” ~Arne Duncan By Meredith Menden, Guest Columnist  - IBNN NEWS "...No, I haven't seen any black male teachers in this classroom for years. My [...]

Rush to Judge Mr. Bill Cosby shows the power of a corrupt mainstream media

Rush to Judge Mr. Bill Cosby shows the power of a corrupt mainstream media

The mainstream media makes it easy for black America to have contempt for Mr. Bill Cosby prior to investigation. This is just like mainstream media has you fooled into thinking unemployment is down, black people are being educated and we are better today than in 1961. Do not be fooled by the news coon." ~Don Allen 1/1/15 Mr. Bill Cosby, [...]

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