"Unemployment for Somali Minnesotan immigrants is very near those of black Minnesotans. Say it ain't racism. (photo: Cool Cats-IBNN) 1 in 5 black Minnesotans is unemployed. This includes members of the Somali community. There is a complicated matrix of systemic causal reasons that need to be addressed. One might suggest that racism and [...]
IBNN Editors Note: Friday May 10 Terrance (Mookie) Franklin was killed by police in south Minneapolis after being chased. According to family members and other sources: Mookie was shot in the back of the head 5 times and in the back twice in what appeared to be an execution in the basement of a house on 27th and Bryant Avenue south. Mookie was [...]
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 [...]
Finding ways to keep black students behind the curve. If it does not happen by white men, there are black men and women who will step in. by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – OurBlackNews.com and The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, MN - The Minnesota House of Representatives have enacted a bill attempting to establish a [...]
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 [...]
"There can only be one. The one with the vision and great people skills." by Bartholomew Goteborg, Guest Editor for IBNN Minneapolis, MN - Don’t miss one of the most important events in the Minnesota GOP’s history. Tonight, four qualified candidates vying for chairman of the Minnesota GOP will face-off on a panel to discuss the plan, [...]
Dorner, 33, is wanted in connection with a double homicide in Irvine on Sunday and the shooting of three police officers, one fatally, in Riverside County on Thursday. Authorities described him as "armed and extremely dangerous," and alerts about him were issued across the state and in Nevada as federal, state and local authorities intensified [...]
"Someone tell Soledad O'Brien - That dog don't hunt!" (photo: Facebook Fair use) Black America will be put on the front burner in four painful days of anticipation until the re-airing of Soledad O'Brien & CNN 's "Who is Black in America?" on January 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. (EST). Please, don’t let this program rent any time in your head. [...]
There will never be a "token negro" in the Republican Party when I get done. The party must revive itself back to party of winners." Media Alert: Join host Walter Hudson for an exclusive interview with candidate Don Allen on Liberty Tree Radio today at 5 p.m. (CST). To listen to the program live later today, click here. “You're not [...]
Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey – 32 Percent Minority participation on the Minnesota Vikings Stadium? What’s the numbers for African Americans?
"Real talk Dr. King." Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice: shame on you. Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey has to come clean – this is even before his keynote address for the Governors 2013 MLK Day Celebration. The numbers are not adding up. Must read items: -2013 Crucial Year for Minnesota’s New Multi-Purpose Stadium [...]