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New Perspectives Behavioral Health Systems to hold overdue Press Conference at Hennepin County – Friday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

New Perspectives Behavioral Health Systems to hold overdue Press Conference at Hennepin County – Friday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

New Perspectives Behavioral Systems is the first in a group of community members coming forward to speak for themselves. The old guard has been tainted by politics, money and sex. In a progressive society dealing with serious issues of health and wellness, we need soldiers who do not bend nor break in addressing a process that has run afoul for [...]

The Myth of the Missing Black Father

The Myth of the Missing Black Father

There are many black father's in the home with their wife's. Don't believe the demonization of the black man by the mainstream media and a few of our own sellouts. (photo: black father public domain, fair use). “The black male. A demographic. A sociological construct. A media car­icature. A crime statistic…. Rarely a father. Indeed, if one [...]

Freedom Rider: Police Target Black Children

Freedom Rider: Police Target Black Children

When white teachers handcuff first graders, or white police throw Black tweens through glass windows, or shoot unarmed youths, it may be because of racially warped perceptions. “Black children are dehumanized to such an extent that they aren’t perceived as children at all,” says a recent study. “In some cases, black children may be viewed [...]

The Koch brothers have now done more for black youth than the NAACP, Urban League and President Obama combined

The Koch brothers have now done more for black youth than the NAACP, Urban League and President Obama combined

When it’s all said and done, the UNCF took the money. Money for black college students is a “Terrible thing to waste.” Something is terribly wrong when the National NAACP or Urban League cannot donate to help their people. #change By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com Washington, DC. - If you’re a child of old cartoons, you [...]

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 [...]

Is Hennepin County complicit in blocking culturally specific CD treatment referrals and approvals showing institutionalized racism lives on in a post-racial society?

Is Hennepin County complicit in blocking culturally specific CD treatment referrals and approvals showing institutionalized racism lives on in a post-racial society?

So, you want drug addicts off the streets of the Twin Cities. You want some of them to get chemical dependency (CD) treatment within an organization that works. One thing law enforcement and people who want a better county never seem to take into account: Black people in Hennepin County do not own any Coca fields, nor do they own any gun [...]

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

IBNN Editors note: Why is the non-normative black body marginalized by a racist process that obstructs a fair playing field. Hennepin County might know. By Brandon Jones  - IBNN Contributing Writer - Originally Posted in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Re-posted with permission. Hennepin County on the attack of the non-normative black [...]

NAACP: Enemy of the Black State – Wednesday on the Ron and Don Show

NAACP: Enemy of the Black State – Wednesday on the Ron and Don Show

A legacy being slowly destroyed by the greedy bastards club. (photo: Anti_NAACP on Twitter) Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for the award-winning program The Ron and Don Show for black talk radio on #BlogTalkRadio. Our conversation will touch close to home…real close. Phone lines will be open after the first five-minutes of the show. Click [...]

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, 22. (Photo courtesy of ('For Brown Girls') According to Madame Noire, Washington faced a few tough struggles and reportedly dealt with depression after facing the loss of her mother. The inspiring young lady helped to empower young women through her work in celebrating the beauty of African-American women, particularly [...]

You can’t be what you don’t see: Minneapolis Public Schools dismisses the future

You can’t be what you don’t see: Minneapolis Public Schools dismisses the future

Who represents education for children of color in the Minneapolis Public Schools? Is it Alfred Flowers and his Community Standards Initiatives (CSI) program? If this is the case, our children will continue to head down the rabbit hole making the pipeline to nothingness the only obtainable goal.  "The future can be lost for children of color [...]

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