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UPDATE (Sept. 22 0426): Star Tribune accurately reports on wasteful nonprofit spending and political bullying by state senators

UPDATE (Sept. 22 0426): Star Tribune accurately reports on wasteful nonprofit spending and political bullying by state senators

Something is wrong when two state senators cry foul? UPDATE: Senator Bobby Joe Champion must answer how he pushed through the state legislature $50,000 for the Minn. Department of Human Rights for an "event planner" without having formal hearings.  Don Allen and Ron Edwards are waiting (with popcorn) for the “race card” to be played at [...]

Minneapolis Police Chief not truthful about canceling appearance at community meeting

Minneapolis Police Chief not truthful about canceling appearance at community meeting

"Mpls communications department working overtime to spin a "poop" statement" (photo: IBNN) In a city full of spins, lies, sex and video tape the chief's statement is nothing but smoke without the mirrors. IBNN NEWS Brief In a statement released to KSTP-TV, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said, “The Minneapolis Police Department [...]

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Tune in Wednesday night for the award winning program, The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio. Our special guest is none other than Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. To listen to the program or visit the show page, click here or copy and paste the following [...]

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

The health clinic that serves the population across the street from Congressman Keith Ellison's office in North Minneapolis: 91 percent of the people they see are 275 percent below the Federal Poverty Line (Hennepin County/NorthPoint). Rather than dip overseas, some elected officials must be concerned about their back yards. (photo: BET - Fair [...]

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens In Ferguson

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens In Ferguson

Don't shoot, shoot! by Melissa Cordner of Breaking Brown If I hear one more person claim the people of Ferguson are “just playing the race card,” I am going to scream. If one more person tells me to calm down because Ferguson “doesn’t affect me,” I am going to scream. The truth, of course, is that we’ve all been screaming for ten [...]

Community Alert: Minnesota GOP in deep poop. Press conference called

Community Alert: Minnesota GOP in deep poop. Press conference called

  Death by arrogance. St. Paul, MN September 2, 2014: Michelle MacDonald is preparing a complaint to file with Judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings against the Republican Party Executive committee, Keith Downey, Pat Anderson, attorney Patrick Burns, and others for alleged violations of various provisions Minnesota’s Fair [...]

The Return of the old Al Flowers: “There will be no more secret meetings under my watch.”

I thought for a minute the people of Minneapolis had lost a friend, colleague and community activist. But down from the mountaintop, deep from under the sea, and from way up in the sky, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it’s the old Al Flowers!” By Donald Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, [...]

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Governor Mark Dayton must create a transparent process when giving money to African Americans who have failed the black community

Community Standards Initiative’s (CSI) founder Alfred Flowers was not asked to attend Tuesday’s meeting with the governor and community freelancers. Sneaking around like Snidely Whiplash is bad business for the black community. (photo: snidely - fair use). by Don Allen, Founder - The Independent Business News Network A local group of [...]

10 ways you know Black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama

10 ways you know Black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama

By YourBlackWorld.com  The Your Black World team had a meeting and decided upon a few ways that we could tell that black America has lost it’s mind under President Obama. We don’t know which way is up or down, and it seems that good politics has been thrown out the window. So, here’s a list of ways that we know that black people have [...]

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

City of Minneapolis: Equity on paper is not Equity

If the city of Minneapolis wanted equity for real, it would not take more than 30-days to put a plan together. Wanting to promote a “two-year effort to address racial equity” is nothing more than a symptom that tells us, you do not know what the hell you’re doing.   Mayor Hodges, Councilperson Glidden and civil rights director [...]

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