‘Public Opinion’ Archives
"Waiting for signs you like Black people too - come on my brother!" We want you - our listening audience to help answer the question, “Is it any better for Black Americans since the election of a Barack Obama? Join us on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the best in Black Talk Radio on BlogTalkRadio: Black Politics in Minneapolis – ON POINT! with [...]
The Ron and Don Show: Murder, Death and Racism – you don’t have to go any further than Minnesota – Saturday at 3 p.m.
"Broadcasting LIVE from the Apple Studios A & B in downtown Minneapolis." (photo: ON POINT!) Join us online on BlogTalkRadio’s Black Politics in Minneapolis’ ON POINT! for another exciting episode. Co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen bring you the latest in current events with news and information sometime overlooked by the [...]
"Will he like Black America back?" (photo: Democrats on Facebook) As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an [...]
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 [...]
Poster by "WE THE PEOPLE." On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 starting at 4:30 p.m. the group “WE THE PEOPLE” will hold a rally at the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters, located at 1250 West Broadway Avenue North. After the rally, participants are invited to attend the MPS board meeting, which follows at 5:30. This event is to bring more [...]
I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, the Liberian and Somali population, our brothers and sisters who migrated here from the Motherland should be apart of the American Dream here in Minnesota – but this does cast a dark shadow on the Minnesota-American born Black community that hasn’t gotten the job done on behalf of Black Minnesotans. Every [...]
Personal responsibility denotes we assist the Black museum with fundraising, if that means knocking on 60k doors asking for $5 bucks. But first, we need public accountability of the alleged $4.5 million dollars – who got consulting contracts, and details on where the money was used to determine if we walk the streets in protest or put our heads [...]
The Great Misdirect in 2012: If Voter ID and Gay Marriage Amendments wins the NO vote, does that really help Black America?
Long before issues of Voter ID and Same-Sex Marriage and the need to vote Yes or No, Black Minnesotans have some of the worst disparities in education, jobs, unemployment and economic development opportunities. So why aren’t these important issues important enough to get on a ballot like Gay Marriage and Voter ID? When did we as a people get [...]
In the Minneapolis Public Schools, A-B-C stands for “abandoned,” “betrayed,” and “cut-out,” from the opportunities to compete in the marketplace of education. I suspect at some point – when MPS failure system really starts to affect the non-ethnic children, some changes will be made from the top down. I hope this includes the [...]
"Only history will be able to tell the story." (photo: free-green-grass.) Fundraising at local Black operated non-profit agencies has been an ongoing challenge. In some cases, agencies will host a “gala” or “celebration” and the keynote speaker will walk away with the lion’s share of the possible profit. Or then we have board members [...]