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Thursday October 2nd 2014
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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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, [...]

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

The narrative of Michael Brown being a “good kid,” or an altar boy who was allegedly on his way to college the following Monday before his killing may not be completely accurate. Of course it’s not accurate.  This was the first misleading news story told the American public by national media outlets, including Twin Cities television [...]

IBNN’s Don Allen and The Adventures of Johnny Northside’s John Hoff call a ceasefire

IBNN’s Don Allen and The Adventures of Johnny Northside’s John Hoff call a ceasefire

No, it's not Bagdad, it was #BlogWars. The peace treaty has been negotiated and the rebuild is starting.   I'm not saying it's a "team," just good intentions.(Photo: John Hoff and Don Allen - fair use from the web) By Don Allen, Founder of IBNN NEWS, Black Politics in Minneapolis and USA Radical Black Minneapolis, Minn. - I [...]

Wilder Research: Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles: Facts at a glance

Wilder Research: Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles: Facts at a glance

IBNN NEWS Brief Saint Paul -- Wilder Research released enhanced snapshots for Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods with the most recent data available, including: Age, ethnicity, education levels, and median income Employment and wages Travel time and modes to work Housing stability Wilder Research released enhanced snapshots [...]

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

She must go away... Really. She said this at a press conference. (photo WCCO-TV, edited by IBNN NEWS to make it relevant.)

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 [...]

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 [...]

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