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Thursday August 21st 2014
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White 20 Year Old Executed by Police, Allegedly for Wearing Headphones, Unable to Hear Orders Read

White 20 Year Old Executed by Police, Allegedly for Wearing Headphones, Unable to Hear Orders Read

Dillon Taylor, 20 years old. IBNN Editors Note: "Will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton show up  to protest this police shooting?" By Cassandra Rules - from the Free Thought Project.com Dillon Taylor, 20 years old, was executed by the Salt Lake City Police around 7pm, Monday night for failing to comply with officers orders.  The young [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. Read the full story here: New York Times Part of a preliminary private autopsy report by Dr. [...]

Why Black America gets bad news coverage

Why Black America gets bad news coverage

“If you’re member of society that has been brainwashed by the mainstream media, stop here and return to your seat.” Michael Brown...Alter boy or thug? The mainstream media makes that decision. (photo: Fox News/Facebook - Fair Use) By Don Allen, Founder - OurBlackNews.com  In preparation for HU’s Commitment to Community keynote [...]

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

White America does not know about the killing of Michael Brown: Mainstream Media and the Identity of the Black Body – The Ron and Don Show

White America does not know about the killing of Michael Brown: Mainstream Media and the Identity of the Black Body – The Ron and Don Show

Tune in Wednesday, (August 13) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show as we take you on a historical journey of the black body and how the evolution Jim Crow still murders black men and women sometimes without a gun. We will also update you on International, National and Local (Minnesota) news. The phone lines will be open. Black Talk Radio on [...]

19-year old White Teenager gets off easy for the Rape of girls 13 and 15; Minnesota Justice

19-year old White Teenager gets off easy for the Rape of girls 13 and 15; Minnesota Justice

In the case of 19-year old Michael L. Stucky Jr., of Northfield, there is a story within a story that is not being told. Rapist Michael L. Stucky Jr.(Photo: Dakota County jail, edited by IBNN - Fair Use) By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Rosemount, Minn. - The Star Tribune reported how a 19-year old [...]

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