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Friday August 1st 2014
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‘World News and Information’ Archives

Part I: The beating of Alfred Flowers is not about the Man

Part I: The beating of Alfred Flowers is not about the Man

Critical thinking opens up meaning that tells us Minneapolis Police are frustrated about the sociopolitical infrastructure created in Minneapolis. By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network. A cool-cat with a Top Hat knows more than you can imagine. (photo: the wrong stuff-fair use) Minneapolis, Minn. - I am a black [...]

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

Minneapolis Police Chief must resign ASAP – Out of touch with the community (photo blog)

She must go away... Really. She said this at a press conference. (photo WCCO-TV, edited by IBNN NEWS to make it relevant.)

Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

Community Activist admits to being beaten by Minneapolis Police while in handcuffs (IBNN Exclusive)

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the beating of Alfred Flowers by Minneapolis Police: Why the City of Minneapolis chief and mayor cannot dismiss this incident as black fodder.  "They beat me while I was handcuffed. I did not think I was going to make it." Activist Al Flowers to Mr. Ronald A. Edwards.  By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS  Community [...]

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Activist Alfred Flowers beaten unconscious by Minneapolis Police (Updated 6:00 p.m.)

Update: It has been confirmed that Al Flowers has staples in his head and stitches in his face and could possible be suffering from a serious concussion.  Also read:  "How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?" On more than one occasion, Minneapolis Police have been requested to show a warrant when knocking on the [...]

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

How does a 17-year old black youth get a handgun in North Minneapolis?

As long as we misidentify the danger, we will never be rid of it. Something is terribly wrong in north Minneapolis. (photo: child growing up too fast.)  By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis, Minn. - A 41-year old father protecting his 17-year old son was gunned down in a fury of violence on the [...]

Shock Video: Black Conservatives Met With Hostility, Harassed At Annual NAACP Convention

By Jim Hoft (Progressives Today) The NAACP is holding their 105th annual gathering   in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This year’s theme? “All in for justice and equality.” And what better venue could there be for fighting against injustice and inequality then a multimillion dollar Las Vegas resort, the lavish Mandalay Bay.  After [...]

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

Is radio station KMOJ-FM promoting DFL politics on the air?

The simple answer is yes. In a meeting over the weekend with the “Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans” it was very difficult for the group to pinpoint the CCD/KMOJ-FM board of directors. But now, after several months of covert operations, we come to find out, KMOJ-FM does not really have an external group of [...]

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

How hate groups grew once Obama was elected President

  President Obama (photo: Fair Use) By April V. Taylor from Kulture Kritic Seth Stephens-Davidowitz recently reviewed profiles on Stormfront.org, the most popular hate site in America, and organized data about the sites users.  The site was started by former Ku Klux Klan leader Don Black, and Quantcast reports that between 200,000 [...]

Hennepin County Commissioners need to represent (and look) like the communities they serve

Hennepin County Commissioners need to represent (and look) like the communities they serve

Hennepin County Commissioner Randy "No Call Back" Johnson. The Minnesota Institute of Research and Disparities of Black Minnesotans (MIRDBM), a think tank of African American academics has launched a campaign asking the public to call down to Commissioner Randy Johnson’s office to inquire on why neither he, nor his office has connected with [...]

10 Points of Light: Coloplast fine proves the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has never enforced compliance in any sense of the word

10 Points of Light: Coloplast fine proves the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has never enforced compliance in any sense of the word

What was the deal between the city of Minneapolis and Coloplast. Why do they sit there quietly right down the street from the Minneapolis Urban League and Jerry's NAACP and nobody has said a word? (Again, the silence kills us) Star Tribune veteran journalist Steve Brandt posted an article about Coloplast, “Danish firm to pay Minneapolis [...]

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