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Thursday July 31st 2014
The Independent Business News Network was established in July of 2008. The goal of IBNN is to provide a different view of the local, national and global news and events that happen in the Black communities around the world. IBNN's expectations are to provide a level of coverage and investigative reporting not seen on local mainstream media, while covering Politics, Education, Money, Business, and Community events. IBNN is an affiliate of Black Politics in Minneapolis, Radical Black USA and other African American news sources. Comments, concerns and questions can be emailed to ibnnnews@gmail.com

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How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

As long as we misidentify the danger, we will never be rid of it. Something is terribly wrong in north Minneapolis. (photo: child growing up too fast.)  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, Minn. - A 41-year old father protecting his 17-year old son was gunned down in a fury of violence on the [...]

Twin Cities: The Black community and it’s roller-coaster ride to the bottom | The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio

Twin Cities: The Black community and it’s roller-coaster ride to the bottom | The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio

With civil rights and first amendment abuses inside of the Minneapolis NAACP, it seems our dear governor still misses the point about the broad voice of the black community. Tune in Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to the Ron and Don Show for a detailed examination on what’s really going on. To listen, click here. By Don Allen, Founder [...]

Why we (Black Minneapolis) must support Don Samuels for Minneapolis Public School Board

Why we (Black Minneapolis) must support Don Samuels for Minneapolis Public School Board

If we say power to the people, than Don Samuels must be included as one of the “People.” Supporting a black man or woman in Minnesota has never become more important then it is now. Vote Don Samuels for Minneapolis School Board in November. This is the first step in bringing a united Black Nationalist front back to us. The Jamaican Don's: [...]

In the meantime, Pop Up Parks miss the mark on North Minneapolis youth violence (Video)

In the meantime, Pop Up Parks miss the mark on North Minneapolis youth violence (Video)

Show me a pop up park and I'll show you 1000 youth who need summer jobs. (photo: TKF – Tariq Khamisa Foundation - Fair Use). by IBNN Video Blog The city of Minneapolis and the Park Board can figure out how to pay folks for a lame idea, but still cannot get these youth summer jobs. Unemployed youth living in bad economic times is a breeding [...]

Open Letter and some counsel to Minneapolis MAD DADS president V.J. Smith

Open Letter and some counsel to Minneapolis MAD DADS president V.J. Smith

"Please, speak up; say something; our black youth are dying in the street and nobody wants to tell the white folks in city hall, they need jobs, opportunities and education." (photo: Angry black man - "Say Something? Don't stand they with your hands out, pocket full of cash and black boys get shot all weekend.") Editors note: After several [...]

The Black Church, Money Pastors and a Poor Flock: Using Christianity for Cash…Oh, Lawd!

The Black Church, Money Pastors and a Poor Flock: Using Christianity for Cash…Oh, Lawd!

Am I wrong to ask the questions that others walk away from? If a church member is sick, hungry, in need of a financial lift, why is it the only lifts available are to the church leaders? Is it the church members responsibility to make the car payments on a $100,000.00 vehicle? Church pews are empty because there is no one to stand up for what [...]

We Care Performing Arts | Minnesota starts sign up for their 2014 Summer Camp

We Care Performing Arts | Minnesota starts sign up for their 2014 Summer Camp

Editors note: IBNN readers always ask, "Who do you like?" Well, I'm here today to tell you this is one of Minneapolis best inner-city educational summer camps for children. I fully support this effort. This is the best model to keep children off the streets and in the books. By Donald Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS Register your children today. [...]

Why Are Black Students Lagging?

Why Are Black Students Lagging?

  Editors note: This story was originally posted in the New York Times in 2002 and republished on Free Republic. Has the situation for black students changed in the last 12 years?  If someone does not stop this madness, an older generation will have to backtrack to reset black education. Coming soon to Northside Achievement Zone and [...]

Minnesota’s best kept secret in keeping our black youth off the streets in school and out of jail: Wellspring Second Chance

Minnesota’s best kept secret in keeping our black youth off the streets in school and out of jail: Wellspring Second Chance

Wellspring Second Chance invites you to join them for the Annual Wellspring Second Chance Gala and Silent Auction, May 3, 2014 from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m.  -  tickets are $95.00 per couple and $75.00 for individuals. For more information, please call (612) 296-2895. Wellspring Second Chance has their work cut out for them this summer. Please assist [...]

Do these people represent Minnesota’s black community or just an extension of the MNDFL?

Do these people represent Minnesota’s black community or just an extension of the MNDFL?

Author Manning Marable argues that the black struggle must move beyond previous strategies for social change. The politics of black nationalism, which advocates the building of separate black institutions, is an insufficient response. The politics of integration, characterized by traditional middle-class organizations like the NAACP and Urban [...]

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