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Tuesday March 31st 2015
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‘Minnesota Minority-Ethnic Political Caucus’ Archives

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

People at the Minnesota Department of Education and the Board of Teaching do not want voices of action on any committees. Especially if you do not have the same political affiliations. If we cannot get in with cordial and diplomatic relationships, we are done...stick a fork (a pitch fork) in us. (photo: The Wrong Stuff - Fair Use) The Minnesota [...]

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!

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

A solution has been found to stop the eliminate the generational disparities of children of color before they hit the public school system. Now, will the school system be ready? Make certain your child is ready to read, count and understand positive expectations. Prove to yourself that you understand positive expectations for your child by [...]

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

IBNN Editors note: I wrote this article over two-weeks ago for the Hamline University Oracle newspaper where I am the senior columnist. Editor's (students) have refused to run this story. This is a reflection of the current status of race, color and class constructs where some are hesitant to talk about what's really going on. “Say it loud, [...]

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

Why not Hannah Nicollet for Minnesota’s next Governor?

"Clowns to the left of her, Jokers to the right, her she is, Hannah Nicollet, stuck in the middle with "the people of Minnesota." (photo: The Uptake, edited by IBNN NEWS - Fair Use) I watched a debate last Sunday morning broadcast by Fox 9 News from the campus of Hamline University. I stood traumatized, in shock and no longer able to view [...]

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Minnesota DFL Senator Jeff Hayden. (photo: state of MN, Fair Use). Senate Subcommittee needs to take closer look at the Minneapolis Public Schools and consider receivership. By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com I had to sit back and reevaluate the significance of the recent Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct and it’s filing against [...]

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

The simple answer is yes. In a meeting over the weekend with the “Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans” it was very difficult for the group to pinpoint the CCD/KMOJ-FM board of directors. But now, after several months of covert operations, we come to find out, KMOJ-FM does not really have an external group of [...]

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

IBNN will give Emerge the opportunity to respond to this post. By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN Minneapolis, Minn. - Emerge Community Development, mandatory meetings may be keeping black families homeless. Sources contacting IBNN NEWS reported that a whole family could be out on the street because of some bureaucratic policies. We need to take a [...]

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 [...]

Local NAACP and other Black leaders: discriminating like the white man.  Do the NFL, national NAACP and the Governor know?

Local NAACP and other Black leaders: discriminating like the white man.  Do the NFL, national NAACP and the Governor know?

Who is Salem, Inc? By Ronald A. Edwards, Guest Columnist - The Minneapolis Story In a series of extremely secretive meetings, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission, has authorized one of the prime sub-contractors on the Vikings Stadium to violate legislative intent and violate executive orders by Governor Mark Dayton, by bringing [...]

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