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Saturday November 22nd 2014
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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, [...]

The Republican Party of Minnesota must start over to begin again

The Republican Party of Minnesota must start over to begin again

Congratulation to Tom Emmer a true winner. (photo: Don Allen (l) with Emmer - IBNN) Congratulations to congressman elect Tom Emmer, a true people’s candidate. As far as Jeff Johnson and Mike McFadden, if your party headquarters has one token black person and you do not go into the “American Black” communities of the Twin Cities, you will [...]

Fox 9 News excludes Independence Party candidate from campus debate

Fox 9 News excludes Independence Party candidate from campus debate

Hannah Nicollet, Independence Party 2014 candidate for Minnesota Governor being silenced by Fox 9 News and Hamline University. (Photo: Hannah Nicollet - Fair Use). The only saving grace for Fox 9 News is anchor Alix Kendall, the morning weatherman and a couple of reporters (Whazz up Iris?). In the case of not inviting Hannah Nicollet to be a [...]

Let me make this perfectly clear: IBNN NEWS and its affiliates support and endorse the re-election of Sheriff Rich Stanek in 2014

Let me make this perfectly clear: IBNN NEWS and its affiliates support and endorse the re-election of Sheriff Rich Stanek in 2014

Vote Rich Stanek 2014. There is something to be said about history, honor, integrity, valor and service. Don’t be fooled by big-box, one-sided, limited thinkers. Sheriff Rich Stanek is the only choice for Hennepin County Sheriff. Vote Rich Stanek for Hennepin County Sheriff 2014.  IBNN Political Endorsement 2014 Rich has lived in [...]

According to radio program, Sen. Jeff Hayden did not author SF 1214 appropriating $350,000 for a grant to the Minneapolis School District for CSI

According to radio program, Sen. Jeff Hayden did not author SF 1214 appropriating $350,000 for a grant to the Minneapolis School District for CSI

The creditability of this group is falling downhill. IBNN NEWS Community and Senatorial Alert The first rule in knowing a friend is being investigated is to keep your damn mouth shut. Unfortunately, some people get stars in their eyes and stupidity in their mouths. According to the complaint filed by the Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct in [...]

Statement from Doug Daggett – candidate Fifth Congressional District (MN) on Community Action Minneapolis and opponent Congressman Keith Ellison

Statement from Doug Daggett – candidate Fifth Congressional District (MN) on Community Action Minneapolis and opponent Congressman Keith Ellison

Editors note: Congressman Keith Ellison is schedule to be the keynote speaker at Hamline University's Commitment to Community (C2C) event on October 2 at 7:15 pm at Hamline United Methodist Church, Englewood Avenue in St. Paul. Is Congressman Ellison committed to the community? Doug Daggett wants your vote; Congressman Ellison doesn't give a [...]

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 [...]

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