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The Independent Business News Network was established in July of 2008. The goal of IBNN is to provide a different view of the local, national and global news and events that happen in the Black communities around the world. IBNN's expectations are to provide a level of coverage and investigative reporting not seen on local mainstream media, while covering Politics, Education, Money, Business, and Community events. IBNN is an affiliate of Black Politics in Minneapolis, Radical Black USA and other African American news sources. Comments, concerns and questions can be emailed to ibnnnews@gmail.com

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The Independent Business News Network – News for Black People (and friends)

The Independent Business News Network – News for Black People (and friends)

You cannot argue with facts. IBNN NEW has grown to be the largest online black owned and operated news outlet in the Twin Cities. by Don Allen, Founder – IBNN Investigative reporting, outreach and information distribution; IBNN NEWS. Minneapolis, Minn.  - In July 2008 I was shocked at the amount of in-depth news and information that [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Part 2: In the case of MnDOT and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, local Black leadership has gone Incog-Negro: The silence is killing us. Tune in Wednesday to The Ron and Don Show

Part 2: In the case of MnDOT and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, local Black leadership has gone Incog-Negro: The silence is killing us. Tune in Wednesday to The Ron and Don Show

Tune in Wednesday night to find out why Minnesota brought and paid for black leadership has to run and hide. (photo: IBNN NEWS) Tune in on Wednesday, June 18 starting at 8:30 p.m. (CST) for the award-winning black talk radio on BlogTalkRadio, The Ron and Don Show. Click here to listen to the show. IBNN NEWS Brief Minneapolis, Minn. - With [...]

Part 1: Minnesota Department of Transportation: Over a quarter-billion in funding, One Black contractor receives $981.00 – Can Governor Dayton and black elected officials lie a little better?

Part 1: Minnesota Department of Transportation: Over a quarter-billion in funding, One Black contractor receives $981.00 – Can Governor Dayton and black elected officials lie a little better?

by Don Allen - IBNN NEWS There is no progress being made inside of MnDOT. For this posting, I will let the numbers speak for themselves. Here are the latest MnDOT results for the first half of the physical year (Oct 1 2013-Mar 31 2014). Is new leadership maintaining the past results? MnDOT officials tell us the goal was 10.3%; and said they [...]

Minneapolis’ Department of Civil Rights fails to launch Contract Compliance (updated 6.16 @ 10:08 a.m.)

Minneapolis’ Department of Civil Rights fails to launch Contract Compliance (updated 6.16 @ 10:08 a.m.)

With the re-appointment of Velma Korbel comes disappointment over the contract compliance procedures in the city of Minneapolis. If Korbel is “qualified,” than why has there be no change in employment in the city of Minneapolis? While Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges talks “equity,” the MDCR must operate at a high level of efficiency to see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Council on Black Minnesotans 2014 Economic Summit provides opportunity for Black Businesses in Minnesota. 2014 Black Business Profile: Toni’s Paycation Travel Agency – Saint Paul, Minn.

Council on Black Minnesotans 2014 Economic Summit provides opportunity for Black Businesses in Minnesota. 2014 Black Business Profile: Toni’s Paycation Travel Agency – Saint Paul, Minn.

The state Council on Black Minnesotans will hold their 2014 Power of Unity Economic Summit on June 27-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of the University of Minnesota at the Carlson School of Management, for more information or to volunteer, please contact the COBM at (651) 649-5999. Each week, IBNN NEWS will profile a black business in [...]

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