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‘Editorial Opinion’ Archives

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

“The simple reality is that the education system has failed, particularly for minorities. The Minneapolis school district spends $21,000 per student per year, but currently less than 25% of black students are reading at or above grade level. If the system cannot adequately help large segments of the population, then we need a new system of [...]

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

I am fairly proficient at cooperative learning theory... give me $150k salary plus $50k budget and I could pretty much guarantee a cohort of 20 seniors in fall of 2015 from the Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools would go and graduate college. Hard and expensive work cannot be done with a few feel good moments. If pre-school kids make it to [...]

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Is there really a debate about the need for training black people for work in Minnesota and the process it uses? I remember getting a $15k contract from the Minneapolis Public Schools and being taken to the whipping shed by the Star Tribune for work completed and delivered per the specifications of the MPS. If the black body is not able to produce [...]

Why Teachers Have Low Expectations for Black and Latino Students

Related story: Mother Furious When a Suicide Contract is Given to Her 5 Year Old at School By: Krystle Crossman - Guest Columnist, Originally post on TheBlackHomeSchool.com A teacher is someone that should be a source of support and inspiration for a student. Unfortunately for minority students this is not often the case. Many do poorly in [...]

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

K.G. Wilson is the only black leader who can stop youth violence by black people in the Twin Cities. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) With the bloody St. Patrick's Day violence in downtown Minneapolis (totally uncalled for), the last hope the city of Minneapolis has is to dump the usual suspects and hire a man of integrity to collaborate with [...]

Fighting erupts in Downtown Minneapolis – Bloody St. Patrick’s Day

Fighting erupts in Downtown Minneapolis – Bloody St. Patrick’s Day

...but the civil rights leaders said there is no more gang violence in Minneapolis. They fixed it..... So it seem like north Minneapolis’ Rev. Jerry McAfee was not totally truthful on MPR about the “truce” between Twin Cities gangs. IBNN News Brief Minneapolis, Minn. - Reports are coming in from several spotters and sources about [...]

Homeless Veterans Die in Minnesota

Homeless Veterans Die in Minnesota

When will Minnesota learn what they are doing is wrong and it has not helped homeless veterans. (photo: The Tomb of Minnesota Engagement). “Homeless veterans are more likely to die on the streets than non-veterans, a new study revealed.” ~Huffington Post By Don Allen, (Veteran) – The Independent Business News Network How about [...]

Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

City of Bloomington and Mall of America officials must re-think their racist positions to get the black person(s) that organized the #blacklivesmatter rally and show them who is the boss. This racist legacy has traveled over space and time from slavery. Just put a sign on all the doors that says, “People a shade darker than khaki not [...]

Approximately 62 billion of the taxpayers’ dollars is being spent annually on Title IV funding. This same amount could provide for no-costs education for all students of 4-year, technical, and community colleges

Approximately 62 billion of the taxpayers’ dollars is being spent annually on Title IV  funding. This same amount could provide for no-costs education for all students of 4-year, technical, and community colleges

Hope and Change needed for the black community. (Photo: Fair Use) I hope that you and yours are all doing well.  Please feel free to share this e-mail as you liberally see fit.  About a month ago, I helped a friend of mine who runs her own business simply to support her.  I did not get paid for it.  I did it out of my heart.  I told a [...]

Is ISIS for Real?

Is ISIS for Real?

ISIS, America’s Middle East promotional stunt ISIS is not a threat to the MOA. (photo: IBNN - fair use). By Donald Allen, Publisher - The Independent Business News Network Every weaponized conflict has its casualties. The reason I am not calling the conflict in the Middle East a war is because in war, someone wins – someone loses. [...]

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