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Wednesday October 22nd 2014
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Fox 9 News excludes Independence Party candidate from campus debate

Fox 9 News excludes Independence Party candidate from campus debate

Hannah Nicollet, Independence Party 2014 candidate for Minnesota Governor being silenced by Fox 9 News and Hamline University. (Photo: Hannah Nicollet - Fair Use). The only saving grace for Fox 9 News is anchor Alix Kendall, the morning weatherman and a couple of reporters (Whazz up Iris?). In the case of not inviting Hannah Nicollet to be a [...]

3rd Annual Midwest Black History Expo

3rd Annual Midwest Black History Expo

IBNN Global Press Release Banking on You & KickStarter The 3rd Annual Midwest Black History Expo needs the support of the community, organizations, and businesses to return in February of 2015. Contact: Karla Spencer-George Cell Phone: (612) 387-5124 Email: karla@LiberationGifts.com Karla Spencer-George, CEO of Liberation [...]

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 [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Meeting about funding for Education (GED) for the Negro of Minnesota

Meeting about funding for Education (GED) for the Negro of Minnesota

Cashing in on the black cats back of educational disparities while helping no one, (photo: The Wrong Stuff on Facebook). More sick secrets out of incumbent governor Mark Dayton's office. Why would the governor put himself at risk by actually meeting with a small faction in the Negro community about education? Basically, this is what's known as [...]

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Update: It has been confirmed that Al Flowers has staples in his head and stitches in his face and could possible be suffering from a serious concussion.  Also read:  "How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?" On more than one occasion, Minneapolis Police have been requested to show a warrant when knocking on the [...]

Hennepin County Commissioners need to represent (and look) like the communities they serve

Hennepin County Commissioners need to represent (and look) like the communities they serve

Hennepin County Commissioner Randy "No Call Back" Johnson. The Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans (MIRDBM), a think tank of African American academics has launched a campaign asking the public to call down to Commissioner Randy Johnson’s office to inquire on why neither he, nor his office has connected with [...]

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 [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans presents the Power of Unity 2014 Economic Summit, June 27-28

Council on Black Minnesotans presents the Power of Unity 2014 Economic Summit, June 27-28

The COBM has been exceeding expectations of local stakeholders and community members. The COBM continues its commitment to ensure that all people of African Heritage fully and effectively participate and benefit equitably from the political, social and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. 2014 Power of Unity [...]

BUSTED! Black Leaders have marching orders to misdirect concerns from White citizens concerned about losing homes in the proposed light rail route to jobs

BUSTED! Black Leaders have marching orders to misdirect concerns from White citizens concerned about losing homes in the proposed light rail route to jobs

The proposed light rail line will destroy many homes in the northern suburbs and north Minneapolis. But the Minneapolis NAACP will talk about jobs. The payoff is great for this puppet show. A planned strategic misdirect cleverly disguised as a press conference has black leaders showing their true colors…green. The coonery in the Twin Cities [...]

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