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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 [...]

How Many Hopes Were Dashed With The Job/Training Fair Held At Sabathani?

How Many Hopes Were Dashed With The Job/Training Fair Held At Sabathani?

IBNN EDITORS NOTE: In less than 24 hours I will publish what I call a #shakedown letter to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority from the Minneapolis NAACP. Yes, its true minorities in Minnesota need jobs, but if you do not have a solid plan, or lack the skills of corporate problem solving in a defined space, all you have are forceful [...]

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

This is designer poverty at its peak. A white elected official gathers a room full of black non-profit leaders and gives marching orders.  Minnesota senator Al Franken (D). "I want to make sure all my Negroes are on the plantation." by Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS Two Sunday's ago (March 9), Minnesota senator Al Franken decided to [...]

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 [...]

Signing up for MNsure: Digital Divide will delay many (Update)

Signing up for MNsure: Digital Divide will delay many (Update)

Within a span of six decades, there have been four revolutionary advancements in computer-based technology. Since World War II, computer technology has advanced from automation, to information technology, to the personal computer, and now to digital technologies. In each succeeding wave, companies were created, lifestyles changed, and fortunes [...]

Man of the Year 2013: Mr. Louis King, President of Summit Academy OIC – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Man of the Year 2013: Mr. Louis King, President of Summit Academy OIC – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Is there a system designed for poverty? What would it take to push the Twin Cities unemployment rate down into the single digits within the black community? First of all a conversation needs to be facilitated about the trauma of not knowing what’s already been paid, and the outcomes (reports). 2014 is the year of dealing with processes that have [...]

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 Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) attempt Jedi mind trick in honoring Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson for “Closing the achievement gap…WTF?”

Relates stories: If we only cared when MPS students get bad grades and test scores Poor MPS test scores show leadership’s lack of commitment to student’s Minneapolis Public Schools – Still Lazy after all these years   By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief  - The Independent Business News Network Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent [...]

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Do you trust a snake? A snake that moves inside a political party will feed on its young and if you turn your back, a vulgar bug of abandonment will bite you. Let the dismantling of the 2014 MN GOP candidates begin!  Death by winning to lose.  by Don Allen – Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis mayoral [...]

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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