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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Charter Schools: Why Not? It might be better than Minneapolis’ public school system – just keep the Minneapolis Public Schools out of the charter school business

Charter Schools: Why Not? It might be better than Minneapolis’ public school system – just keep the Minneapolis Public Schools out of the charter school business

Many say Charter Schools are “FOR PROFIT ONLY.” You will be lucky to get a hand full of good teachers that would accept Charter Schools low salaries and qualifications. But if we do not find a solution sooner, is it okay to let children K-12 be dumbed-down further in the Minneapolis Public School System? MPS needs to do the right [...]

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 [...]

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