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Thursday April 24th 2014
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‘Vote 2014’ Archives

Will the City of Minneapolis suffer the backlash of racism for Indigenous People’s Day?

Will the City of Minneapolis suffer the backlash of racism for Indigenous People’s Day?

I’m in with you – but don’t celebrate just yet, the shit will hit the fan real quick on this one. I wonder if mayor Hodges could throw in about 5000 jobs - it would show me she means it. Read it closely, (photo: Stuff white people like - Fair Use) By Donald Allen, Founder – Black Politics in Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. - At [...]

General Mills Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation must STOP funding to north Minneapolis immediately in favor of a community self-reset

General Mills Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation must STOP funding to north Minneapolis immediately in favor of a community self-reset

While some Black folks fight for civil rights, a fair playing field and the opportunity for education, some of our brothers bank on the failure of the Black community and turn that failure into a check.Rather than passing out green pieces of paper with dead white men on them, ask the leadership of the black community to go back to the people and [...]

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 [...]

Part 1: Minneapolis NAACP and the Shakedown of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority

Part 1: Minneapolis NAACP and the Shakedown of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority

The street where familiar community leaders make their bread and honey - if you know what I mean. IBNN has intercepted a letter sent to the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) signed by Jerry McAfee who neglected to bring this direct action to the executive committee. This document is not copied to the first vice president, or the [...]

How Many Hopes Were Dashed With The Job/Training Fair Held At Sabathani?

How Many Hopes Were Dashed With The Job/Training Fair Held At Sabathani?

IBNN EDITORS NOTE: In less than 24 hours I will publish what I call a #shakedown letter to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority from the Minneapolis NAACP. Yes, its true minorities in Minnesota need jobs, but if you do not have a solid plan, or lack the skills of corporate problem solving in a defined space, all you have are forceful [...]

A Lie is a Lie no matter who tells it: WCCO-TV Duped by Training Cattle Call

A Lie is a Lie no matter who tells it: WCCO-TV Duped by Training Cattle Call

IBNN News is preparing an in-depth story about this misleading training cattle call. For now, familiarize yourself with the names on this flyer. "Employment Assistance Firm or Summit Academy OIC?"  

Why Jackie Cherryhomes would have been a better Mayor of Minneapolis

Why Jackie Cherryhomes would have been a better Mayor of Minneapolis

Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for the award-winning online radio program “The Ron and Don Show” on BlogTalkRadio. To listen, click here. By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS The future mayor of Minneapolis? (photo-Star Tribune, fair-use). Minneapolis, Minn. - For full disclosure, Ms. Cherryhomes does not see eye-to-eye with anything [...]

Minneapolis NAACP removes Don Allen from the board

Minneapolis NAACP removes Don Allen from the board

Don't be fooled by some clown wanting to use your financial aid money. The politics of the Minneapolis NAACP have become an issue. It seem if you are not in lock-step with the Minnesota DFL you are an unwanted cancer within this group. In my case, the Minneapolis NAACP has violated their own constitution by citing a membership and payment issue [...]

Louis King to IBNN: “Fuck off!” A forensic audit of Summit Academy OIC needed immediately!

Louis King to IBNN: “Fuck off!” A forensic audit of Summit Academy OIC needed immediately!

(POST IN PROGRESS) IBNN News Brief Minneapolis, Minn. - This is a situation long overdue. A study on what has happened in the last ten years and why trainees from Summit Academy might not be working in 2014. Below is the text message I received from Summit Academy OIC’s president Louis King. Could this be the same person doing business [...]

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) meets with a”few” black community members; rejects the rest

This is designer poverty at its peak. A white elected official gathers a room full of black non-profit leaders and gives marching orders.  Minnesota senator Al Franken (D). "I want to make sure all my Negroes are on the plantation." by Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS Two Sunday's ago (March 9), Minnesota senator Al Franken decided to [...]

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