News and Information
Monday December 22nd 2014
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‘World News and Information’ Archives

The Assault Against Black Males in Education – by Marcia Watson

The Assault Against Black Males in Education –  by Marcia Watson

 by Marcia Watson - African American Intellectual History Society Quote by Malcolm X I am a Black woman who is terrified to birth into this world: a son. The fear that I have mirrors the same apprehension many White female teachers have when a Black boy enters their classroom on the first day of school. However, whereas I’m scared for [...]

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

Why former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak should be the new MPS Superintendent

So what, who cares…superintendent Johnson “resigned”  (I know senators Champion and Hayden are celebrating). That’s really not a newsworthy issue. The issue should be, what does this mean for our children in the Minneapolis Public Schools and how fast can we get the district on track with the new and not-so-new board members coming on [...]

NAACP uses Black American tragedies as fundraising tool; when will the organization take real action?

NAACP uses Black American tragedies as fundraising tool; when will the organization take real action?

At some point the NAACP must jump start the advancement of colored people. Editors note: Based on the bylaws of the NAACP, the Minneapolis Branch is no longer in operation and there is no president of the Minneapolis NAACP. The national branch in Baltimore, MD has been contacted and no reply has been received prior to this posting. by Don [...]

Veterans say legitimate claims routinely denied or ignored

Veterans say legitimate claims routinely denied or ignored

IBNN Editors note: Here in Minnesota, it has been reported that over $100 million has been set-aside for veterans, especially homeless veterans. Unfortunately the snow came early in November 2014 - there has been no real commitment from the governor or the people being hired to be paper shufflers. While Minnesota homeless veterans walk the street, [...]

How States Can Fix the Police

How States Can Fix the Police

Human Rights dismissed when police ask questions to innocent citizens. (photo: Okaloosa_Law_Enforcement_Corruption) By Trevor Burrus (This article appeared on Forbes.com on December 9, 2014.) The events in Ferguson, Missouri and the death of Eric Garner from a police chokehold have brought needed attention to the long-simmering problem of an [...]

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

City Police pursue war on Black and Brown America

There will be no indictments of any police for the recent killings of children and black men in America. The grand jury will be told when a police officer feels threatened, his or her survival mechanism kicks in deep from within the human reptile brain; it seeks to live another day. Unfortunately, black and brown people in American are threatened, [...]

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Part 2: Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Young people across the country protesting against police murdering black folks. In Minneapolis the protests are for more money. Silly, someone got killed.

Motown The Musical comes to the Twin Cities – tickets on sale now!

Motown The Musical comes to the Twin Cities – tickets on sale now!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The show will play at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre, December 16-28, 2014. Tickets are on sale now. Performance times are: Dec. 16-21: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22-28: Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., [...]

Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Something for Twin Cities Protesters indulging in hypocrisy

Posted by IBNN NEWS “A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change it’s story.” More foolishness and fuckery. ...its the silence that kill us first. (photo: #calloutthehypocritesMN) ― Sebastyne Young

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Open letter to MN Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey: Where is the legislative audit trail for funds used in state tour?

Still more homeless veterans in Minnesota’s cold winter; Educational disparities growing at an alarming rate; police misconduct violating the rights of Minnesota citizens and the civil rights contract compliance units in Minneapolis and St. Paul still do not understand the importance of the 32 percent hiring goal. Lets not forget about MnDOT, [...]

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