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Thursday September 18th 2014
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One hundred and thirty-two years later, there is still no public monument for Charles Thurber, a Black man lynched in Grand Forks, North Dakota

One hundred and thirty-two years later, there is still no public monument for Charles Thurber, a Black man lynched in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Thurber was accused of raping the wife of a prominent railroad employee and a "Norwegian serving girl." At least one source says the servant girl recanted her story, throwing a lot of doubt upon whether Thurber did anything to those women or was simply a Black man in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any case, Thurber was executed by a lawless [...]

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

David O’Fallon By David O’Fallon president of Minnesota Humanities Center. At the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), we are developing a strategy to transform education founded on a simple premise: Underlying the achievement gapis a relationship gap. An authentic person-to-person relationship is the foundation of learning, and it [...]

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

As posted by The Adventures of Johnny Northside Can somebody fit this? Minneapolis, Minn. - A recent article republished on Twin Cities Daily Planet, but originally published in Insight News, (click here for the article)highlights the fact our North Minneapolis schools need 150 tutors for math and literacy. In case that number didn't [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Community Standards Initiative’s (CSI) founder Alfred Flowers was not asked to attend Tuesday’s meeting with the governor and community freelancers. Sneaking around like Snidely Whiplash is bad business for the black community. (photo: snidely - fair use). by Don Allen, Founder - The Independent Business News Network A local group of [...]

10 ways you know Black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama

10 ways you know Black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama

By YourBlackWorld.com  The Your Black World team had a meeting and decided upon a few ways that we could tell that black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama. We don’t know which way is up or down, and it seems that good politics has been thrown out the window. So, here’s a list of ways that we know that black people have [...]

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

If the city of Minneapolis wanted equity for real, it would not take more than 30-days to put a plan together. Wanting to promote a “two-year effort to address racial equity” is nothing more than a symptom that tells us, you do not know what the hell you’re doing.   Mayor Hodges, Councilperson Glidden and civil rights director [...]

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

We live in a world driven by a construct of erotic sexual voyeuristic desires. The people who control identity know this, if this wasn’t the case, Ms. Minaj would only have to use her voice and dancing style – not her ass and boobs. But there is another underlying question, “Was it okay 20 years ago for recording artist Sir Mix a Lot to [...]

White 20 Year Old Executed by Police, Allegedly for Wearing Headphones, Unable to Hear Orders Read

White 20 Year Old Executed by Police, Allegedly for Wearing Headphones, Unable to Hear Orders Read

Dillon Taylor, 20 years old. IBNN Editors Note: "Will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton show up  to protest this police shooting?" By Cassandra Rules - from the Free Thought Project.com Dillon Taylor, 20 years old, was executed by the Salt Lake City Police around 7pm, Monday night for failing to comply with officers orders.  The young [...]

Why Michael Brown as Liquor Store Robber just isn’t plausible

Why Michael Brown as Liquor Store Robber just isn’t plausible

By Daggerpen.tumblr.com - Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS So actually the cops are trying to claim Mike Brown covered 2/3rds of a mile in the 4 minutes from 11:55 to 11:59. That’s a solid 10 miles an hour the whole way, both him AND Johnson, and not noticeably running when Darren stopped them. So this is pretty much impossible. This is info [...]

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