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Saturday September 20th 2014
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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 [...]

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 [...]

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