The ideology of "some" non-profit social service agencies have been replaced with a “bank-like” operation that in most cases only helps itself. It does not matter how much money you make, just make sure someone in the community benefits. (photo: IBNN) By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – OurBlackNews.com There is something to be said [...]
Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges…riddle me this: When is it okay for a 17-year-old to be murdered in Minneapolis?
Leadership is about having each other’s backs – especially those of your city. Residents disengage when their leaders play mind-games and are inconsistent with their approach and style. Community members are vulnerable these days – not really knowing who to trust, rely upon or follow. At some point, Hodges must decide if she is truly a [...]
Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]
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 [...]
Related story: The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids Sometimes the force of ignorance is cumulative. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS WTF...are you serious? How is there a 0.4 Native American teacher? (MinnCan-http://mnstateofed2014.minncan.org - Fair use) Roseville, Minn. - I get it. In some [...]
Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction
No, we should not be marching in the streets; we should be reading and making plans. Movies are great – but still only entertainment. Black faces on the news provide far too much “entertainment” for those who control the stereotypes of identity. By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Related Story: My [...]
$20 billion spent on Christmas decorations in America. Enough money to end homelessness for school children, veterans and college students
Homeless children, veterans and college students in America. Something is terribly wrong with the way we function. America must focus all it’s aid on America before looking across the pond to fund conflict. By Don Allen Let’s start with some staggering facts: Titled "America's Youngest Outcasts," the report by the National Center [...]
Wake up and stop falling prey to the conditions of the media and society around you. It’s only those people who are awake that live in a state of constant amazement. By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews(dot)com If we march with no plan to get on television and radio stations, we might as well be slaves. While there is no remedy [...]
Are you telling me that my sons and black boys across the United States cannot experience life, have fun and be boys? #gotohell. (photo: Don Allen, 1979) The Black American male must activate his survival mode software to navigate in a nation that is judge, jury and executioner in a magic blue uniform. We do not have time to hold our breath and [...]
Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.