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The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap

K-12 educational failures have been named, established, polished and branded as a gap. Unfortunately, the gap has nothing to do with the word “achievement.” Calling racial inequity in education an achievement gap is a lie. The challenge begins inside of the administrations headquarters building. Donald Allen, Founder - IBNN [...]

Searching for the synchronization of Minnesota’s Black Community

Searching for the synchronization of Minnesota’s Black Community

Somebody needs to explain this pay sheet pre and post the $700k decision for "training" for workforce (if any) on the new Vikings Stadium. (photo: IBNN) CLICK TO ENLARGE This posting is a prelude to an upcoming story titled, “Open Letter to Mr. Louis King, President of Summit Academy OIC: When does it really work?” It is important to [...]

What are we going to do about educating Parents on Public School Education?

What are we going to do about educating Parents on Public School Education?

Black and Native American children are barely holding on to the ropes. (photo: by Maureen Downey) Parents of children from K-12 must do a regular “check-in” with school officials to prevent a bad situation getting worse. The data tells us black and Native American public school children in the Twin Cities and around the United States are [...]

What is going on with the Minneapolis Public Schools?

What is going on with the Minneapolis Public Schools?

Tune in Saturday to the award-winning program The Ron and Don Show as we examine and explain why something must be done now to the Minneapolis Public Schools lack-luster administration. It's hot outside and the schools have no air condition. To listen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 click here.  Related Story: Open Letter to Chris [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Consider all who contribute to society

Consider all who contribute to society

"SPIRIT OF THE OJIBWE by Sara Balbin, James R. Bailey." (photo: Star Tribune) Mr. Curtis Buckanaga is a champion of justice and a fair playing field for his people in Minnesota and around the United States. We (Black Minnesotans) must face the fact that our Native brothers parallel  us in disparities across the board. Working together to solve [...]

University of Minnesota Duluth Students: F***king N****rs; Rosa Parks is a B***h and N****r Lips – Racism is alive and doing well in Academia

University of Minnesota Duluth Students: F***king N****rs; Rosa Parks is a B***h and N****r Lips – Racism is alive and doing well in Academia

This is what happens when poor trash is not taught the sensitivities of using racial slurs to describe what they think Black people are, especially Black men. These two young women have crossed the line in taste and ethics. It looks like White privilege has taken a whole new shape up  "norf." Related Story: LETTER FROM DULUTH; It Did [...]

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