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‘Vote 2014’ Archives

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 [...]

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on Thug Rappers

IBNN NEWS Editors Note: The also goes for wannabe celebrities that take advantage of tragic incidents. I mean really, do we care who the dude in the photo is? Not me. (Photo: Little "somebody.") by Dr. Samori Swygert, Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS (Story originally posted in Black Blue Dog)  Where are these rappers? I was doing as [...]

Why Michael Brown as Liquor Store Robber just isn’t plausible

Why Michael Brown as Liquor Store Robber just isn’t plausible

By Daggerpen.tumblr.com - Guest Contributor - IBNN NEWS So actually the cops are trying to claim Mike Brown covered 2/3rds of a mile in the 4 minutes from 11:55 to 11:59. That’s a solid 10 miles an hour the whole way, both him AND Johnson, and not noticeably running when Darren stopped them. So this is pretty much impossible. This is info [...]

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

Was it something Reverend Al Sharpton did not say? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. (CST) to “The Ron and Don Show” – Black Talk Radio on #BlogTalkRadio

The narrative of Michael Brown being a “good kid,” or an altar boy who was allegedly on his way to college the following Monday before his killing may not be completely accurate. Of course it’s not accurate.  This was the first misleading news story told the American public by national media outlets, including Twin Cities television [...]

IBNN’s Don Allen and The Adventures of Johnny Northside’s John Hoff call a ceasefire

IBNN’s Don Allen and The Adventures of Johnny Northside’s John Hoff call a ceasefire

No, it's not Bagdad, it was #BlogWars. The peace treaty has been negotiated and the rebuild is starting.   I'm not saying it's a "team," just good intentions.(Photo: John Hoff and Don Allen - fair use from the web) By Don Allen, Founder of IBNN NEWS, Black Politics in Minneapolis and USA Radical Black Minneapolis, Minn. - I [...]

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Minnesota Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard wants you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney – to save the Black Community

Change comes in small doses. You have the power of the vote.  Check out the Jack Shepard fan page on Facebook.  Senatorial write-in candidate Jack Shepard want you to draft and write-in Bobby Joe Champion for Hennepin County Attorney. (The vote is yours.) Photos: Fair use   IBNN NEWS Brief Rome, Italy - According to a 2013 Pew [...]

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Don Allen on KLTK AM1130 on the “Up and At ‘Em with Jack and Ben – Tuesday at 7 a.m.

  Don Allen lays out the truth you always wanted to hear. Tuesday (8/19) on Up and At 'Em with Jack and Ben (AM 1130) at 7am: North Minneapolis can be a violent place. What's being done? What isn't being done? Where is the money going? Guest: Donald Allen. Phone lines will be open! 651-989-5855. "Little Rebel Yell, they cried [...]

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