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Saturday January 31st 2015
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‘Educating Our Children’ Archives

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

A solution has been found to stop the eliminate the generational disparities of children of color before they hit the public school system. Now, will the school system be ready? Make certain your child is ready to read, count and understand positive expectations. Prove to yourself that you understand positive expectations for your child by [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans – DAY ON THE HILL (Thursday 1.15)

Council on Black Minnesotans – DAY ON THE HILL (Thursday 1.15)

IBNN NEWS The Council on Black Minnesotans have released their 2015 Legislative Agenda for ALL community members to review, critique and make comments. The Council on Black Minnesotans invites you to take part in one of the most significant political movements of 2015. Join members of the community as we rally on capital hill to kick off the [...]

Positivity and solutions for Education, Civil Rights and Contract Compliance for the New Year

Positivity and solutions for Education, Civil Rights and Contract Compliance for the New Year

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~Unknown  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network, OurBlackNews(dot)com, and Black Politics in Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. – In 2015, I will provide more comprehensive problem-solving on this [...]

The Assault Against Black Males in Education – by Marcia Watson

The Assault Against Black Males in Education –  by Marcia Watson

 by Marcia Watson - African American Intellectual History Society Quote by Malcolm X I am a Black woman who is terrified to birth into this world: a son. The fear that I have mirrors the same apprehension many White female teachers have when a Black boy enters their classroom on the first day of school. However, whereas I’m scared for [...]

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

So what, who cares…superintendent Johnson “resigned”  (I know senators Champion and Hayden are celebrating). That’s really not a newsworthy issue. The issue should be, what does this mean for our children in the Minneapolis Public Schools and how fast can we get the district on track with the new and not-so-new board members coming on [...]

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

There will be no indictments of any police for the recent killings of children and black men in America. The grand jury will be told when a police officer feels threatened, his or her survival mechanism kicks in deep from within the human reptile brain; it seeks to live another day. Unfortunately, black and brown people in American are threatened, [...]

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

"Clowns to the left of her, Jokers to the right, her she is, Hannah Nicollet, stuck in the middle with "the people of Minnesota." (photo: The Uptake, edited by IBNN NEWS - Fair Use) I watched a debate last Sunday morning broadcast by Fox 9 News from the campus of Hamline University. I stood traumatized, in shock and no longer able to view [...]

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

It didn’t take EF Hutton to speak so people listened. When Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke the people in the room listened. What can I say; people that do education right are cool. #dropthemic Minn. Depart. of Ed. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Don Allen. (photo: IBNN NEWS 2014 - All Rights [...]

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 [...]

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