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Friday September 19th 2014
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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 [...]

One hundred and thirty-two years later, there is still no public monument for Charles Thurber, a Black man lynched in Grand Forks, North Dakota

One hundred and thirty-two years later, there is still no public monument for Charles Thurber, a Black man lynched in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Thurber was accused of raping the wife of a prominent railroad employee and a "Norwegian serving girl." At least one source says the servant girl recanted her story, throwing a lot of doubt upon whether Thurber did anything to those women or was simply a Black man in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any case, Thurber was executed by a lawless [...]

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Tune in Wednesday night for the award winning program, The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio. Our special guest is none other than Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. To listen to the program or visit the show page, click here or copy and paste the following [...]

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

How Can We Police the World When Blacks Are Suffering So Dramatically At Home?

The health clinic that serves the population across the street from Congressman Keith Ellison's office in North Minneapolis: 91 percent of the people they see are 275 percent below the Federal Poverty Line (Hennepin County/NorthPoint). Rather than dip overseas, some elected officials must be concerned about their back yards. (photo: BET - Fair [...]

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

Education Can’t Minimize Relationships

David O’Fallon By David O’Fallon president of Minnesota Humanities Center. At the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), we are developing a strategy to transform education founded on a simple premise: Underlying the achievement gapis a relationship gap. An authentic person-to-person relationship is the foundation of learning, and it [...]

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens In Ferguson

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens In Ferguson

Don't shoot, shoot! by Melissa Cordner of Breaking Brown If I hear one more person claim the people of Ferguson are “just playing the race card,” I am going to scream. If one more person tells me to calm down because Ferguson “doesn’t affect me,” I am going to scream. The truth, of course, is that we’ve all been screaming for ten [...]

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

AmeriCorps Inner City Tutors Program Gets Short End Of Wage And Benefits Stick, But It’s The Children In North Minneapolis Who Pay The Ultimate Price…

As posted by The Adventures of Johnny Northside Can somebody fit this? Minneapolis, Minn. - A recent article republished on Twin Cities Daily Planet, but originally published in Insight News, (click here for the article)highlights the fact our North Minneapolis schools need 150 tutors for math and literacy. In case that number didn't [...]

Community Alert: Minnesota GOP in deep poop. Press conference called

Community Alert: Minnesota GOP in deep poop. Press conference called

  Death by arrogance. St. Paul, MN September 2, 2014: Michelle MacDonald is preparing a complaint to file with Judges at the Office of Administrative Hearings against the Republican Party Executive committee, Keith Downey, Pat Anderson, attorney Patrick Burns, and others for alleged violations of various provisions Minnesota’s Fair [...]

The Black Workforce by the Numbers

The Black Workforce by the Numbers

Do you know the average weekly pay of black men versus black women? What about the percentage of black people in white-collar positions? This Labor Day, take a look at the stats. (They don't in the Twin Cities.) By Diamond Sharp, from The ROOT Yeah, what happen to those in the Twin Cities. Not to much chatter these days. Labor Day, [...]

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, [...]

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