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Minnesota’s best kept secret in keeping our black youth off the streets in school and out of jail: Wellspring Second Chance

Minnesota’s best kept secret in keeping our black youth off the streets in school and out of jail: Wellspring Second Chance

Wellspring Second Chance invites you to join them for the Annual Wellspring Second Chance Gala and Silent Auction, May 3, 2014 from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m.  -  tickets are $95.00 per couple and $75.00 for individuals. For more information, please call (612) 296-2895. Wellspring Second Chance has their work cut out for them this summer. Please assist [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How not to waste $700k on Training for no jobs – The Ron and Don Show tonight 8:30 p.m

How not to waste $700k on Training for no jobs – The Ron and Don Show tonight 8:30 p.m

"You want some of this?" The phone lines are always open! (photo: IBNN) IBNN NEWS Brief The jig is up. The attached report from the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) shows the EAF contract (Read HERE) between Summit Academy OIC and the MSFA is not making headway when it comes to hiring people of color to work on the new Vikings [...]

State Council on Black Minnesotans exceeds all expectations

State Council on Black Minnesotans exceeds all expectations

In 15 days, the state Council on Black Minnesotans will present “Building the Foundation for Allophilia at the Capitol.” This rally and coming together of people from all walks of life presents a new beginning for the council, its board, employees and of course, black Minnesotans. Today, the Council hears the growing voices of a New [...]

Legalizing Marijuana in Minnesota would fix community concerns about jobs

Legalizing Marijuana in Minnesota would fix community concerns about jobs

If Minnesota cannot make money off this to pay the bills, the challenge here is deeper than I realized. (photo: the good shit) Only few will understand the benefits of stopping the pipeline to prison for young minorities with the legalization of pot. Leave it government to figure out how to make nature an excisable privilege. By Donald [...]

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 [...]

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