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Friday January 30th 2015
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‘Poverty’ Archives

Martin Luther King, Jr. is dead…let him Rest in Peace. The road to Freedom is still under construction

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

$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 [...]

You cannot have justice or peace within a framework of Inequality; they are Incompatible

You cannot have justice or peace within a framework of Inequality; they are Incompatible

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 [...]

2014: The Year of the Black Man

2014: The Year of the Black Man

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 [...]

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.

114,000 African-Americans Drop Out of the Labor Force

114,000 African-Americans Drop Out of the Labor Force

News from Breaking Brown.com (photo: logo) From Breaking Brown.com As the employment situation improves slightly for most Americans, African-Americans are still losing ground. Based on the most recent report by the Bureau of LaborStatistics, blacks continue to drop out of the labor force and have an unemployment rate higher than every other [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

Part 1: Is Emerge Community Development putting black families out on the streets?

IBNN will give Emerge the opportunity to respond to this post. By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN Minneapolis, Minn. - Emerge Community Development, mandatory meetings may be keeping black families homeless. Sources contacting IBNN NEWS reported that a whole family could be out on the street because of some bureaucratic policies. We need to take a [...]

Twin Cities: The Black community and it’s roller-coaster ride to the bottom | The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio

Twin Cities: The Black community and it’s roller-coaster ride to the bottom | The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio

With civil rights and first amendment abuses inside of the Minneapolis NAACP, it seems our dear governor still misses the point about the broad voice of the black community. Tune in Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to the Ron and Don Show for a detailed examination on what’s really going on. To listen, click here. By Don Allen, Founder [...]

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 [...]

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