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Sunday November 23rd 2014
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‘Skin Color’ Archives

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 [...]

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota’s training president Louis King to be guest on The Ron and Don Show – Tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Louis King, President of Minnesota's black community. Take your medication and make sure refills are available at your local drug store. It's time to get some answers and field questions from our listeners. Summit Academy OIC’s Louis King, a decorated Army veteran, advocate for education in the black community and businessman will be our [...]

Marxism again? Community Activists wait for $26 million payday; maybe they should start looking for a job

Marxism again? Community Activists wait for $26 million payday; maybe they should start looking for a job

“The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.” ~Karl Marx Which one of our people will oppress us this month? by Don Allen, Founder - IBNN According to several definitions of Marxism, it builds on a materialist understanding of societal [...]

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

My Brother’s Keeper #thestruggle

IBNN Editors note: I wrote this article over two-weeks ago for the Hamline University Oracle newspaper where I am the senior columnist. Editor's (students) have refused to run this story. This is a reflection of the current status of race, color and class constructs where some are hesitant to talk about what's really going on. “Say it loud, [...]

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

Dealing with the Social Implications of Nicki Minaj’s Ass; Venus in 2014

We live in a world driven by a construct of erotic sexual voyeuristic desires. The people who control identity know this, if this wasn’t the case, Ms. Minaj would only have to use her voice and dancing style – not her ass and boobs. But there is another underlying question, “Was it okay 20 years ago for recording artist Sir Mix a Lot to [...]

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

Originally posted on the Huffington Post  | By Brennan Williams - reposted with integrity by OurBlackNews.com (founder Don Allen) This fall director, Justin Simien will make his feature directorial debut with the release of his comedy-drama, “Dear White People.” The much talked about flick, which stars Dennis Haysbert, Tyler [...]

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Update: It has been confirmed that Al Flowers has staples in his head and stitches in his face and could possible be suffering from a serious concussion.  Also read:  "How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?" On more than one occasion, Minneapolis Police have been requested to show a warrant when knocking on the [...]

Has President Obama Failed?

Has President Obama Failed?

If Hilary Clinton wins in 2016, the racists will become sexists By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS We must not let politicians of any color lull us into complacency, or into accepting broken promises and inaction with empty messages of hope and change. Washington, DC. - As a card caring member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly [...]

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 [...]

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