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Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

You have to be the right kind of minority to get close to these politically motivated meetings on the Negro problem in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, there is the right Negros, then me, a Negro on the “right” that will not be welcomed anywhere near these people while they meet on the future of black folks. It’s time to stop this foolishness and [...]

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, 22. (Photo courtesy of ('For Brown Girls') According to Madame Noire, Washington faced a few tough struggles and reportedly dealt with depression after facing the loss of her mother. The inspiring young lady helped to empower young women through her work in celebrating the beauty of African-American women, particularly [...]

Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

Study: Both Public, Police View Black Kids As Older, Less Innocent Than Whites

It's true, 911 can be a joke; our education system is even funnier. (photo: Edited by IBNN NEWS) - Fair Use  By Michael Arceneaux from NEWSONE If I were to tell anyone of color with a clue that White children are given the benefit of the doubt and Black kids are not, I imagine the response would be, “And water is wet.” Indeed it [...]

The St. Paul NAACP and black leaders demand Gov. Dayton to Censure State Rep. Garofalo for Racist” Tweet” – than who will Censure the corruption within the Minnesota’s black community?

The St. Paul NAACP and black leaders demand Gov. Dayton to Censure State Rep. Garofalo for Racist” Tweet” – than who will Censure the corruption within the Minnesota’s black community?

Yeah, you’re busted again. The only reason this hollow demand was made was because State Rep. Garofalo is a Republican. You never said anything when Congressman Keith Ellison went to jail in Washington, DC for protesting against immigration while here in the Twin Cities, documented and undocumented people of Mexican origin continue to be taken [...]

What happened to the receipts? Revisiting the Tornado Relief Funds ツ

What happened to the receipts? Revisiting the Tornado Relief Funds ツ

by Ron Edwards, Guest Columnist - IBNN NEWS - As submitted to Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder for their March 14, 2014 edition, for the column: "Through My Eyes,” Video by IBNN NEWS. The answer my friend is not blowing in the wind. (photo: blog.clearpointcreditcounselingsolutions.org\) Minneapolis, Minn. - A shock wave rolled like [...]

The Democrats’ failed ‘War on Poverty’ is still failing

The Democrats’ failed ‘War on Poverty’ is still failing

"These are the people used in community's across the United States to get funding for poverty reduction. Of course it never makes it to the people who need it. (photo: Fair Use) By Kimberly Morin, Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS (Published with the express written approval of the author 1/12/14) In light of the recent scandalous and outrageous [...]

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 [...]

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) must recall $700k “grant” from Summit Academy OIC in favor of Minority Contracting Firm (Take the poll – let the People decide)

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) must recall $700k “grant” from Summit Academy OIC in favor of Minority Contracting Firm (Take the poll – let the People decide)

Training OIC’s, especially in the black community don’t have a link between training and jobs. A good OIC has a business incubator, which gives them the opportunity to collaborate with established general contractors to ease graduates into full-time careers. This begging for pennies to train will not get anyone a career that will assist them [...]

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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