Please, take our poll on the right----> Drop Out to Drop Ins - showing immediate success is very important. (Numbers based on estimates.) Click photo to enlarge. “There will come a time when the need for a grassroots community engagement will put Black and Hispanic men and women back in their communities to reach the youth that need to [...]
The Ron and Don Show: Murder, Death and Racism – you don’t have to go any further than Minnesota – Saturday at 3 p.m.
"Broadcasting LIVE from the Apple Studios A & B in downtown Minneapolis." (photo: ON POINT!) Join us online on BlogTalkRadio’s Black Politics in Minneapolis’ ON POINT! for another exciting episode. Co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen bring you the latest in current events with news and information sometime overlooked by the [...]
"Does Mayor Rybak think the citizens (especially Blacks) of Minneapolis are stupid? The repeat of events to address disparities with results remaining the same make us think you could be high." In 2010, IBNN NEWS covered what experts were shopping around as the North Minneapolis Youth Violence Report. The report missed the mark in real [...]
Star Tribune story: Gang feud that killed Nizzel grew for months. Someone knew this and still did nothing?
"Really, in North Minneapolis?" I’m going to take this opportunity to say something is wrong in a system that observes destructive behavior and sits back and does nothing. This “feud” as fantasized by the Star Tribune is just another example of “Someone’s sleeping at the wheel for Black youth.” Here’s one for you, rather than a [...]
"Embrace north Minneapolis like you embrace everything President Obama. Make some new friends that will do right by the City of Minneapolis. Then, cut some of the usual suspects off." (photo: http://prettyawfulgiraffes.wordpress.com) Two dead Black kids are two, too much. Anyone cut down in their youth due to gun violence is too much. Okay, law [...]
At some point, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will have to get a handle on his police department and the officers who make downtown Minneapolis the most unsafe part of the city. Below is the latest incident involving yet another “innocent” Black man. Zackary King tells his story to thousands on Facebook – and yes, we’re listening. Of course [...]
Riddle me this: “What happens when you have three elected official who were elected to govern over north Minneapolis but are running for other offices?” Answer: Absolutely nothing. By Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network North Minneapolis (IBNN/Editorial Opinion/Homicides/June 12, [...]
The Closing of Louisiana Fried Chicken in North Minneapolis represents a string of benign neglect by Politicians and Community spokespersons
It’s easier for local politicians to put a patch on a challenge rather than actively engaging sound logic and problem solving skills. To the people: "The world is hindered must by the disinterested tyranny of its well-wishers" ~ Rabindranath Tagore. By Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network "We [...]
About a month ago, Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting at the Cookie Cart in north Minneapolis. The topic of this meeting was public safety, crime and youth violence. The only challenge, Gov. Dayton invited the wrong folks into the room. A process of solving a challenge means you invite people you don’t agree with into the room. Until this happens, [...]
Join Ronald A. Edward and Don Allen with some BlackTalkRadio on BlogTalkRadio’s ON POINT! Saturday at 4 p.m. (CST). This is an hour-long call in program asking the questions and answering them on Saturday. It doesn’t seem right to see a funeral and cartoon character “Sponge Bob” with Angel Wings…Two Minnesota’s, separate and unequal. [...]