‘Educating Our Children’ Archives
"Does Mayor Rybak think the citizens (especially Blacks) of Minneapolis are stupid? The repeat of events to address disparities with results remaining the same make us think you could be high." In 2010, IBNN NEWS covered what experts were shopping around as the North Minneapolis Youth Violence Report. The report missed the mark in real [...]
(Top) Sondra Samuels, President and Chief Executive Officer - Northside Achievement Zone; (Bottom) Dr. Jesse Mason, Ph.D. Faculty-MCTC, Psychology - African American Male Education Empowerment Program Student African American Brotherhood/Brother2Brother. (Photos: Facebook Profile) "This is good news for people and organizations like Northside [...]
Star Tribune story: Gang feud that killed Nizzel grew for months. Someone knew this and still did nothing?
"Really, in North Minneapolis?" I’m going to take this opportunity to say something is wrong in a system that observes destructive behavior and sits back and does nothing. This “feud” as fantasized by the Star Tribune is just another example of “Someone’s sleeping at the wheel for Black youth.” Here’s one for you, rather than a [...]
The struggle continues while "those with them belly full - still hungry." by Ronald A. Edwards - Guest Columnist, originally published in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Newspaper on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Minneapolis, MN (MSR/Education/July 3, 2012)…Richard Green was the first Black superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools who [...]
"Embrace north Minneapolis like you embrace everything President Obama. Make some new friends that will do right by the City of Minneapolis. Then, cut some of the usual suspects off." (photo: http://prettyawfulgiraffes.wordpress.com) Two dead Black kids are two, too much. Anyone cut down in their youth due to gun violence is too much. Okay, law [...]
Director Robert Townsend to attend Pillsbury United Communities WE CARE Theater Arts Festival Today!
"Robert Townsend with Rusty this morning on KSTP-TV Channel 5" (photo: IBNN NEWS) Townsend's visit is also different from other Black celebrities that come into the Twin Cities and never go to into the Black community. Townsend will attend a number of events in north Minneapolis at Turning Point, Inc for a press conference on Wednesday, June [...]
Watch actor/director Robert Townsend on WCCO-TV Channel 4 today at 12-noon for the noon report and on KSTP-TV Channel 5 on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. – then get ready to see the screening of In The Hive at Sabathani Community Center at 7 p.m. (6/27). by Donald W.R. Allen, II - Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News [...]
“Are the reasons Blacks have been successful in the United States is because we don't live on an Island?” by Donald W.R. Allen, II - Editor in Chief /The Independent Business News Network United States of America (IBNN/Editorial Opinion/June 10, 2012)...The headlines read, “U.S. Child Poverty Rate Among Worst in Developed World.” [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN (WE WIN/Education Event-Press Release)…WE WIN Institute, Inc. (WE WIN) will hold a community presentation on Thursday June 7, 2012 at UROC (2001 Plymouth Ave. N) from 6:00-7:30p.m. with a presentation of the work of “Parents Make the Academic Difference(PMAD)." PMAD is a parent lead group that [...]
Part 2: The War Against Black Students: Data suggest someone’s milking the Golden Goose at the ultimate cost – our Black children
Finding a cure, or solving a challenge has become a billion dollar industry in the United States. Capitalism denotes that if this “industry” is in demand - rightfully so, dollars will be directed to research, analyze, experiment and report on results to obtain a clear hypothesis with recommendations on how to address said issue. But what [...]