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Tuesday March 31st 2015
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Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

Open Letter to the City of Bloomington, Minnesota: White People can time travel, Black People cannot – A short Memoir

City of Bloomington and Mall of America officials must re-think their racist positions to get the black person(s) that organized the #blacklivesmatter rally and show them who is the boss. This racist legacy has traveled over space and time from slavery. Just put a sign on all the doors that says, “People a shade darker than khaki not [...]

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 [...]

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.

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 [...]

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 [...]

We Care Performing Arts | Minnesota starts sign up for their 2014 Summer Camp

We Care Performing Arts | Minnesota starts sign up for their 2014 Summer Camp

Editors note: IBNN readers always ask, "Who do you like?" Well, I'm here today to tell you this is one of Minneapolis best inner-city educational summer camps for children. I fully support this effort. This is the best model to keep children off the streets and in the books. By Donald Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS Register your children today. [...]

Will the City of Minneapolis suffer the backlash of racism for Indigenous People’s Day?

Will the City of Minneapolis suffer the backlash of racism for Indigenous People’s Day?

I’m in with you – but don’t celebrate just yet, the shit will hit the fan real quick on this one. I wonder if mayor Hodges could throw in about 5000 jobs - it would show me she means it. Read it closely, (photo: Stuff white people like - Fair Use) By Donald Allen, Founder – Black Politics in Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. - At [...]

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 [...]

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