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Sunday March 29th 2015
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Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

If it smells like a fart, maybe is it a fart. Some of the people in this group-write will make you think you have to pay your bar tab if you were a passenger on the Titanic. (photo - The Wrong Stuff on Facebook - Fair Use). “Sources within organized labor confirm the Vikings stadium employment fraud being perpetrated on communities of color. [...]

MSFA and Vikings launch legacy Brick Program at new stadium

MSFA and Vikings launch legacy Brick Program at new stadium

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA). (Photo: MSFA - Fair Use) Fans can etch names in Minnesota history with personalized brick paver on new stadium plaza Minneapolis, MN (March 26, 2015)- The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings have launched a Legacy Bricks program as part of the New Minnesota Stadium [...]

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

“The simple reality is that the education system has failed, particularly for minorities. The Minneapolis school district spends $21,000 per student per year, but currently less than 25% of black students are reading at or above grade level. If the system cannot adequately help large segments of the population, then we need a new system of [...]

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

Why the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) has not closed the Educational Exiled Recessive Gap (EERG) in education

I am fairly proficient at cooperative learning theory... give me $150k salary plus $50k budget and I could pretty much guarantee a cohort of 20 seniors in fall of 2015 from the Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools would go and graduate college. Hard and expensive work cannot be done with a few feel good moments. If pre-school kids make it to [...]

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Star Tribune, King, Community need a Kumbaya moment

Is there really a debate about the need for training black people for work in Minnesota and the process it uses? I remember getting a $15k contract from the Minneapolis Public Schools and being taken to the whipping shed by the Star Tribune for work completed and delivered per the specifications of the MPS. If the black body is not able to produce [...]

Why Teachers Have Low Expectations for Black and Latino Students

Related story: Mother Furious When a Suicide Contract is Given to Her 5 Year Old at School By: Krystle Crossman - Guest Columnist, Originally post on TheBlackHomeSchool.com A teacher is someone that should be a source of support and inspiration for a student. Unfortunately for minority students this is not often the case. Many do poorly in [...]

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

K.G. Wilson is the only black leader who can stop youth violence by black people in the Twin Cities. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) With the bloody St. Patrick's Day violence in downtown Minneapolis (totally uncalled for), the last hope the city of Minneapolis has is to dump the usual suspects and hire a man of integrity to collaborate with [...]

Fighting erupts in Downtown Minneapolis – Bloody St. Patrick’s Day

Fighting erupts in Downtown Minneapolis – Bloody St. Patrick’s Day

...but the civil rights leaders said there is no more gang violence in Minneapolis. They fixed it..... So it seem like north Minneapolis’ Rev. Jerry McAfee was not totally truthful on MPR about the “truce” between Twin Cities gangs. IBNN News Brief Minneapolis, Minn. - Reports are coming in from several spotters and sources about [...]

Homeless Veterans Die in Minnesota

Homeless Veterans Die in Minnesota

When will Minnesota learn what they are doing is wrong and it has not helped homeless veterans. (photo: The Tomb of Minnesota Engagement). “Homeless veterans are more likely to die on the streets than non-veterans, a new study revealed.” ~Huffington Post By Don Allen, (Veteran) – The Independent Business News Network How about [...]

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