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‘Feature’ Archives

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]

MSFA and Vikings launch legacy Brick Program at new stadium

MSFA and Vikings launch legacy Brick Program at new stadium

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). (Photo: MSFA - Fair Use) Fans can etch names in Minnesota history with personalized brick paver on new stadium plaza Minneapolis, MN (March 26, 2015)- The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings have launched a Legacy Bricks program as part of the New Minnesota Stadium [...]

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

I am fairly proficient at cooperative learning theory... give me $150k salary plus $50k budget and I could pretty much guarantee a cohort of 20 seniors in fall of 2015 from the Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools would go and graduate college. Hard and expensive work cannot be done with a few feel good moments. If pre-school kids make it to [...]

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 [...]

Auditing for Compliance: Opening Minnesota’s assortment of problems

Auditing for Compliance: Opening Minnesota’s assortment of problems

Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 pm to The Ron and Don Show on #blogtalkradio as we welcome special guest state representatives Rena Moran (St. Paul), and Carolyn Laine (Columbia Heights). Also joining the conversation will be Council of Black Minnesotans chairman of the board Mr. Patwin Lawrence. To listen, click here. Equal opportunity [...]

State Representatives Rena Moran (DFL) and Carolyn Laine (DFL) and COBM board chairman Patwin Lawrence answer questions about Minnesota’s ethnic councils and why a bill is on the table and how it got there – The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (CST)

State Representatives Rena Moran (DFL) and Carolyn Laine (DFL) and COBM board chairman Patwin Lawrence answer questions about Minnesota’s ethnic councils and why a bill is on the table and how it got there – The Ron and Don Show – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (CST)

Join co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus) and Don Allen (IBNN) for the award-winning BlogTalkRadio Internet program, “The Ron and Don Show.” (To listen to the program, click here) An informational hearing on HF 1353 has been scheduled for Thursday May 12, 2015 at 8:15 am. HF 1353 (attached) HF Representative Laine represents Columbia [...]

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!

Don Allen LIVE at 8 a.m. on Twin Cities Talk AM 1130 on Up and At Em with host Jack Tomczak…Minneapolis’ Bourgeois Capitalism

Don Allen LIVE at 8 a.m. on Twin Cities Talk AM 1130 on Up and At Em with host Jack Tomczak…Minneapolis’ Bourgeois Capitalism

Tune in Thursday morning to at 8 to AM 1130 Up and at Em on with host Jack Tomzack. DON'T MISS THIS BELL RINGER! “Talking about racial diversity is not enough. We need to experience It.” ~D. Allen Background Stories: The Miracle of Minneapolis - No other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well. What’s its [...]

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

The Council on Black Minnesotans. LIKE their page on Facebook today! On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Ron and Don Show uses one of their many platforms to get the truth to the people. To listen, click here at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Phone lines will be open at (347) 426-3904 Post by Ronald A. Edwards – Co-host, The Ron and Don Show on [...]

Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety

It has come to our attention the proposal delivered to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for $26 million to cure the black communities ills is a thing of the past. Minnesota’s black elected officials must be held accountable for political tomfoolery. The black people of Minnesota need your assistance from the perceived power you each weld at [...]

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