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Wednesday April 23rd 2014
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Why are there no strong black fathers on TV?

Why are there no strong black fathers on TV?

We live; We love and we learn. IBNN Editors note: Black fatherhood is displaced in a social construct that tells the mainstream black men do not know how to be fathers. The challenges of black fatherhood become evident when you look at the unemployment numbers along with the people who represent black men and growing blind spot by the judicial [...]

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 [...]

The St. Paul NAACP and black leaders demand Gov. Dayton to Censure State Rep. Garofalo for Racist” Tweet” – than who will Censure the corruption within the Minnesota’s black community?

The St. Paul NAACP and black leaders demand Gov. Dayton to Censure State Rep. Garofalo for Racist” Tweet” – than who will Censure the corruption within the Minnesota’s black community?

Yeah, you’re busted again. The only reason this hollow demand was made was because State Rep. Garofalo is a Republican. You never said anything when Congressman Keith Ellison went to jail in Washington, DC for protesting against immigration while here in the Twin Cities, documented and undocumented people of Mexican origin continue to be taken [...]

January 1 explosion has many unanswered questions

January 1 explosion has many unanswered questions

Walls still standing; No injuries outside the store. What was really going on inside this building on the third floor? More importantly, who stopped it? IBNN NEWS has contacted forensic and chemistry experts in the field of accelerants, bomb making and gas explosions. From these expert and sometimes-vague discussions we have come up with an [...]

Gas Leak – Signs Of A Gas Leak: Star Tribune confuses fact with fiction

Gas Leak – Signs Of A Gas Leak: Star Tribune confuses fact with fiction

It's real simple.  A spokeswoman for the natural gas utility CenterPoint Energy strongly discounted natural gas as a likely cause. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, the Minneapolis fire chief said the fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood was most likely caused by a natural gas leak. Are you following me yet? What's going on? [...]

Minnesota Senator Bobby Joe Champion: Another Stadium Lie

Minnesota Senator Bobby Joe Champion: Another Stadium Lie

Senator, there were 157 white men working on the stadium two Monday's ago. Work on the stadium has begun. (Businessman Out to Lunch --- Image by © William Whitehurst/CORBIS) On Sunday, December 22, on KMOJ-FM (89.9), our beloved black elected official, Senator Bobby Joe Champion told listeners, "The work on the new stadium has not [...]

McAfee, Clemons, Allen and Johnson lead the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

McAfee, Clemons, Allen and Johnson lead the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

Rev. Jerry McAfee, president elect Minneapolis branch of the NAACP. Michael Coffle, Contributing editor – OurBlackNews.com December 17, 2013 06:34 Minneapolis, Minn. - The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP is celebrating a new beginning with the election of several new officers who will set forth to build capacity and make a difference for [...]

Why You Should Read BBC News Online

Why You Should Read BBC News Online

By Carlos Peralta, Guest Contributor – IBNN NEWS December 11, 2013 8:30 P.M. BBC News is one of the best news sources on the internet. (photo: BBC - Fair Use) American news media is suffering from an identity crisis. It is becoming increasingly entertainment driven and flustered with clashing styles of journalism and agenda settings [...]

Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie

Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie

The Matrix Explained Hollywood, Calif. - This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!! Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia [...]

Join us for Moments of Wonder, Love, Sorrow and Drama all in one night

Join us for Moments of Wonder, Love, Sorrow and Drama all in one night

The Moment Media contact: Ange Hwang, 612-376-7715 A showcase filled with youth talent from all over the Twin Cities, Asian Media Access will be holding a Winter Wonders showcase housed at Concordia University’s Pearson Theater (275 Syndicate Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104-5494).  This showcase will feature many things from short films [...]

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