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Samuels and The Mann: The Great White Hope and The Great Black Hope for Minneapolis Public Schools

Samuels and The Mann: The Great White Hope and The Great Black Hope for Minneapolis Public Schools

So what; you’ve been door knocking for Rebecca Gagnon. What has that done for your children in the Minneapolis Public Schools? You talk a good game as a Facebook activist, slinging insults about who and where people get their money. It’s time some of you (black folks) look in the mirror and know that people are sick of your boogieman [...]

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 [...]

Velma Korbel must go! Resignation must be submitted Immediately

Velma Korbel must go! Resignation must be submitted Immediately

IBNN NEWS Editor's note: Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights director Velma Korbel flat-out-lied about the city's Veterans Preference. Is this the type of person who should represent contract compliance, investigation and civil rights for the people of Minneapolis? Will Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges consider "dodging" this one? See the video, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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