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Friday August 1st 2014
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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 [...]

Mayor May I: With No Opportunities Death and Violence becomes embedded in Minneapolis

Mayor May I: With No Opportunities Death and Violence becomes embedded in Minneapolis

Former Minneapolis mayoral candidate (2013) Ms. Jackie Cherryhomes. (photo: Fair Use, Public Domain). The jig is up. Organizations and people whispering in the mayor’s ear have not delivered on anything pertaining to the violence, or stopping the violence in the African American community. Mayor Hodges only has a short window of opportunity [...]

The Koch brothers have now done more for black youth than the NAACP, Urban League and President Obama combined

The Koch brothers have now done more for black youth than the NAACP, Urban League and President Obama combined

When it’s all said and done, the UNCF took the money. Money for black college students is a “Terrible thing to waste.” Something is terribly wrong when the National NAACP or Urban League cannot donate to help their people. #change By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com Washington, DC. - If you’re a child of old cartoons, you [...]

Is Hennepin County complicit in blocking culturally specific CD treatment referrals and approvals showing institutionalized racism lives on in a post-racial society?

Is Hennepin County complicit in blocking culturally specific CD treatment referrals and approvals showing institutionalized racism lives on in a post-racial society?

So, you want drug addicts off the streets of the Twin Cities. You want some of them to get chemical dependency (CD) treatment within an organization that works. One thing law enforcement and people who want a better county never seem to take into account: Black people in Hennepin County do not own any Coca fields, nor do they own any gun [...]

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

Referral numbers suggest Hennepin County bias against culturally specific providers

IBNN Editors note: Why is the non-normative black body marginalized by a racist process that obstructs a fair playing field. Hennepin County might know. By Brandon Jones  - IBNN Contributing Writer - Originally Posted in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. Re-posted with permission. Hennepin County on the attack of the non-normative black [...]

Emergency Radio Broadcast – Sunday, 3 pm: Alice Huffman, NAACP California State Conference President and National NAACP backpedaling for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Emergency Radio Broadcast – Sunday, 3 pm: Alice Huffman, NAACP California State Conference President and National NAACP backpedaling for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Join the Ron and Don Show on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. (CST) for an Emergency Broadcast with Reverend Edward Pinkney who was recently arrested in Benton Harbor, MI for trying to stop corruption in an upcoming election. Don’t miss this program that will inform you on the real issues in the black community. Tune in at 3 p.m. – to listen, click [...]

Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

Open Letter to Sherman Patterson – speical assistant to Minneapolis police chief and mayor Betsy “Dodges” Hodges (About Friday morning meeting)

You have to be the right kind of minority to get close to these politically motivated meetings on the Negro problem in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, there is the right Negros, then me, a Negro on the “right” that will not be welcomed anywhere near these people while they meet on the future of black folks. It’s time to stop this foolishness and [...]

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 [...]

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