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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 [...]

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday” – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

The Ron and Show: How are these people all connected? “I know what you did last Sunday”  – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. #BlogTalkRadio

To listen at 8:30 p.m. (CST), click here, or copy and past the URL in your favorite browser: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2014/10/09/i-know-what-you-did-last-sunday-the-ron-and-don-show By IBNN NEWS  Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus/The Minneapolis Story) and Don Allen, (The Independent Business News [...]

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Senator Jeff Hayden will be cleared on Ethics wrongdoing and State Officials must look at receivership for MPS

Minnesota DFL Senator Jeff Hayden. (photo: state of MN, Fair Use). Senate Subcommittee needs to take closer look at the Minneapolis Public Schools and consider receivership. By Don Allen, Founder – OurBlackNews.com I had to sit back and reevaluate the significance of the recent Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct and it’s filing against [...]

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 [...]

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

Minnesota’s Education Commissioner: We are moving forward

It didn’t take EF Hutton to speak so people listened. When Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke the people in the room listened. What can I say; people that do education right are cool. #dropthemic Minn. Depart. of Ed. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Don Allen. (photo: IBNN NEWS 2014 - All Rights [...]

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 [...]

Minnesota Senate Republicans only need three to testify on Ethics Inquiry

Minnesota Senate Republicans only need three to testify on Ethics Inquiry

Will Gov. Mark Dayton work to find the truth or run misdirects for his special two. (Photo: IBNN) Sometimes you do not have to mention any names. It all comes out in the mix by asking the salient questions about an organizations makeup and the fact someone had no business dealing with education for black youth. There is but one question that [...]

The Ron and Don Show: In the name of God and Poor People – Wednesday, 8:30pm

The Ron and Don Show: In the name of God and Poor People – Wednesday, 8:30pm

Who will pull us out of the crapper now? (photo: The Wrong Stuff - Fair USE) “All Pitbulls are dogs, but all Dogs are not Pitbulls.” ~A wise man By The Ron and Don Show – (Tune in at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 by clicking here and call in to speak with the host at (347) 426-3904.) Minneapolis, Minn. - The economic downturn [...]

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 [...]

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