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Friday April 18th 2014
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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 [...]

King Kong – RACIST? The Real Reel King Kong

King Kong – RACIST? The Real Reel King Kong

Critical thinkers will enjoy this story. (photo: blog.stylesight.com - Fair Use) By Dr. Arthur Lewin, author of Africa Is Not A Country: It’s A Continent If you think King Kong is just a movie, think again... The original King Kong, like so many other landmark films, had a distinctly racist theme. The first full-length motion picture [...]

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, 22. (Photo courtesy of ('For Brown Girls') According to Madame Noire, Washington faced a few tough struggles and reportedly dealt with depression after facing the loss of her mother. The inspiring young lady helped to empower young women through her work in celebrating the beauty of African-American women, particularly [...]

Why are there no strong black fathers on TV?

Why are there no strong black fathers on TV?

We live; We love and we learn. IBNN Editors note: Black fatherhood is displaced in a social construct that tells the mainstream black men do not know how to be fathers. The challenges of black fatherhood become evident when you look at the unemployment numbers along with the people who represent black men and growing blind spot by the judicial [...]

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Plus other news and information you can use. Tune in Wednesday (4/9) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show for an interview you cannot afford to miss. The phone lines will be open and you can Tweet your questions to @ibnnnews.Click here to listen at 8:30 p.m. - take the guessing game out of your choice for governor of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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