NAZ: "Doing very little or nothing is not something that you keep locked away and hidden from the general public. Or maybe you do..." This is the story: Something observed has to be measured to be analyzed; One cause can have more than one effect; One effect can be caused by more than one cause; Causes almost certainly have to be [...]
Northside Achievement Zone: Aiming kids towards College? 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. On Saturday, April 27 a former board member of Peace Foundation/NAZ was interviewed on the Internet radio program ON POINT with Ronald A. Edwards and myself. This former board member uncovered that NAZ was not doing the community any favors and [...]
Cam Winton, Gary Schiff and Mark Andrews to participate in ON POINT radio program this Saturday at 3 p.m.
From L-R: Cam Winton, Mark Andrews and Gary Schiff. (photos: Campaign websites.) It is clear to us (Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen) the Minneapolis Mayor’s race needs a new set of eyes. Local mainstream media is missing the point on who the popular candidates really are by listening to political action groups the have done little to nothing [...]
This is not Edina. We can see it, and it is here. (photo: Falconhive.com) If it were not for escaping the matrix, I would not be able to share this with you. Poverty in all forms is a curse on society. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, the opportunity reoccurs to put a drastic end to mass poverty; but this would mean stopping a flow of dollars, sex [...]
Minneapolis Foundation and Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce must come clean on 10-years and $300,000.00
It hasn’t happened in 20 years – how will it happen now? Mainstream “chambers” in Minnesota (a few of them), make decisions that involve millions of dollars. The small businesses in north Minneapolis get a “drop in the bucket” and citizens cannot know who is behind this plantation mentality of a plan being laid out that remains aloof [...]
KFAI-FM radio features the best in community programming for Black History Month. KFAI-FM radio has gone beyond the call of competent radio program to provide a unique, educated insight for all cultures in Minnesota. February is no different. Join Mr. Lennie Chism from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with special guest Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black [...]
ON POINT sent email invitations to Scott Gray, President of the Minneapolis Urban League; Gary Cunningham, VP of the Northwest Area Foundation and facilitator of the African American Leadership Summit; and Clyde Turner, Executive Director of Sabathani Community Center to invite them to join Mr. Ed McDonald in a conversation about Black [...]
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
"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 [...]
In June of 2012, Wesley Smith single-highhandedly brought to the Twin Cities actor/director Robert Townsend for the screening of his film, “In the Hive.” The event was an overwhelming success and launched Drop Out to Drop Ins as a Minnesota based non-profit with plans for national engagement. “The United States cannot substantially boost [...]