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Tuesday May 5th 2015
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‘Ethnicity’ Archives

Minneapolis Public Schools continues to collapse for the African American learner

Minneapolis Public Schools continues to collapse for the African American learner

Michael Goar, former Generation Next’s executive director, now interim MPS superintendent is just as lost as Gagnon and former Sup. Johnson. Growing concern from community groups, parents and local corporations see the immediate need to restructure the MPS into several mini-districts sans a few board of directors. The Minneapolis city [...]

The Star Tribune attacked me with a one-sided polemic masquerading as journalism

The Star Tribune attacked me with a one-sided polemic masquerading as journalism

Don Allen asking the Minneapolis Public Schools board of directors to "fix" one school or resign. (photo: IBNN NEWS) In 2011, I was very disappointed by the article published about my work with the public schools in the Star Tribune last week (“Critic of Schools Now Paid to Promote Them”). While it has become clear that the article contains [...]

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 [...]

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

People at the Minnesota Department of Education and the Board of Teaching do not want voices of action on any committees. Especially if you do not have the same political affiliations. If we cannot get in with cordial and diplomatic relationships, we are done...stick a fork (a pitch fork) in us. (photo: The Wrong Stuff - Fair Use) The Minnesota [...]

The Don Allen Interview on AM 1130 – “Donny Unhinged”

The Don Allen Interview on AM 1130 – “Donny Unhinged”

On Feb. 19, OurBlackNews.com founder Don Allen was given the opportunity to stay in his lane and talk about what he knows. Allen did just that...Damn! Listen here... Click on the photo above to listen now!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Still more homeless veterans in Minnesota’s cold winter; Educational disparities growing at an alarming rate; police misconduct violating the rights of Minnesota citizens and the civil rights contract compliance units in Minneapolis and St. Paul still do not understand the importance of the 32 percent hiring goal. Lets not forget about MnDOT, [...]

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

IBNN Editors note: I wrote this article over two-weeks ago for the Hamline University Oracle newspaper where I am the senior columnist. Editor's (students) have refused to run this story. This is a reflection of the current status of race, color and class constructs where some are hesitant to talk about what's really going on. “Say it loud, [...]

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