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It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Plus other news and information you can use. Tune in Wednesday (4/9) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show for an interview you cannot afford to miss. The phone lines will be open and you can Tweet your questions to @ibnnnews.Click here to listen at 8:30 p.m. - take the guessing game out of your choice for governor of [...]

Don Allen: IBNN editor-in-chief running for office in the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

Don Allen: IBNN editor-in-chief running for office in the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP

The Ron and Don Show with Mr. Allen and Mr. Edwards is live Wednesday, December 11 at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to on #BlogTalkRadio. Click here to listen or visit their show page.  Read the NAACP bylaws for units. (PDF) Read the NAACP Election Guide. (PDF) By Kindle Jenson, Point Peak News Lets move away from weightiness and darkness when [...]

No Confidence for Minneapolis Police Chief Jenee Harteau:  She ought to go

No Confidence for Minneapolis Police Chief Jenee Harteau:  She ought to go

"I had no confidence in Harteau long before this incident occurred. She's a "yes man" who only wants to sidle up to the political elite in DC and act as a tool for oppressive government." ~Shelley Leeson, Northeast Minneapolis, Shelley Leeson for Mayor of Minneapolis "They did it in Star Wars, we need it in Minneapolis." (photo: Star [...]

Does Minnesota Need a “13th” Grade?

Does Minnesota Need a “13th” Grade?

Finding ways to keep black students behind the curve. If it does not happen by white men, there are black men and women who will step in. by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – OurBlackNews.com and The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, MN - The Minnesota House of Representatives have enacted a bill attempting to establish a [...]

Star Tribune misses the story on Northside Achievement Zone. Aiming kids towards Poverty – former NAZ board member pulls the covers off no achievement in NAZ

Star Tribune misses the story on Northside Achievement Zone. Aiming kids towards Poverty – former NAZ board member pulls the covers off no achievement in NAZ

Expected college graduation for poor minority students in 2035 does nothing to fix issues in 2013. Editors note: The Star Tribune newspaper covered the Northside Achievement Zone in Monday's paper. Now its time to read and hear the truth.  On Saturday, April 27, 2013  - a former board member of Peace Foundation/NAZ was interviewed on the [...]

A Message to Minnesota: The time has come for new Republican Party Leadership

A Message to Minnesota: The time has come for new Republican Party Leadership

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade of Republican Party supports Don Allen for the Chairman of the MN GOP." (photo: IBNN). I’m not going to print up fancy signs with my name on them (they are cute but serve no purpose other than vanity).  I’m not going to have a campaign manager. These status quo items are security blankets for those who have lost [...]

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Minneapolis Public School and the failure to educate children from all walks of life has lead to an incident that further disenfranchises black students." Star Tribune veteran reporter Steve Brandt said, “So Don, wouldn’t it be smarter to contact news media to tell them about this incident before you blame them for not reporting it?” My [...]

Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey – 32 Percent Minority participation on the Minnesota Vikings Stadium? What’s the numbers for African Americans?

Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey – 32 Percent Minority participation on the Minnesota Vikings Stadium?  What’s the numbers for African Americans?

"Real talk Dr. King." Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice: shame on you. Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey has to come clean – this is even before his keynote address for the Governors 2013 MLK Day Celebration. The numbers are not adding up. Must read items: -2013 Crucial Year for Minnesota’s New Multi-Purpose Stadium [...]

Target Stores, Minneapolis Foundation: It’s been 10 Years, where is the $300,000.00 for North Minneapolis?

Target Stores, Minneapolis Foundation: It’s been 10 Years, where is the $300,000.00 for North Minneapolis?

I've been getting the run-a-round for almost a year with no answers. It makes me feel like the pivot-man in a circle jerk." (photo: IBNN) On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM, From Jenna.Reck <Jenna.Reck@target.com> wrote: Hi Donald - We spoke on the phone a few times, but I also wanted to follow up so you have my e-mail address. We are still [...]

Part 1: Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) must partner with Hennepin County to bring economic development and a Service Center to North Minneapolis

Part 1: Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) must partner with Hennepin County to bring economic development and a Service Center to North Minneapolis

"It makes too much sense to have both Hennepin County and DEED in the same building. This would assist community members in achieving goals of self-sufficiency. (photo: IBNN) by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network "Photo taken at the actual meeting by IBNN in February 2012. Empty seats." Minneapolis, MN [...]

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