KNOCKOUT! This is why some Black Americans will never achieve the America Dream – because of a few Ni**ers
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IBNN NEWS is investigating reports of an alleged sexual assault between at 5th grader and a 1st grade student inside of a local African American charter school.
Phone calls have not been returned to IBNN investigators. Stay tuned as we attempt to confirm this incident.
There are reports parent have removed some children from the charter school.
By Ed Felien, Southside Pride Newspaper
May 10, 2013. At about 1:30 pm Terrance Franklin and his friend, Anquanette Hollman, were sitting in a 2002 blue Chrysler PT Cruiser at the back of the apartment building at 2743 Lyndale Avenue South. He was fixing a blunt (a hollowed out cigar filled with marijuana). Her two small children were in the back seat. They had just gone into the building and caught the attention of the maintenance person who checks the video surveillance cameras. He recognized the couple as the couple that had been suspected of a burglary in the building a couple of months before. He called 911 and told the police the two were on the property. He then carried a box outside to another car in the lot so he could write down the license number of the PT Cruiser, came back into the building and called 911 with a description of the car.
The couple probably smoked most of the blunt (the autopsy tested positive for marijuana) when suddenly they were surrounded by police pointing guns at them telling them to put their hands on the dashboard and throw the car keys out the window. Anquanette Hollman did as she was told, but Franklin just sat there. After a couple of minutes he started up the car and started to drive out of the parking lot. There was a police car in front of him with its door open. He drove past it and bumped the door, closing it. There was no dent in the police car just a paint transfer, but police radio reports said he “rammed” the police car. Anquanette screamed, “Don’t shoot. There’s kids in back.”
Franklin drove the car about two blocks and parked it in back of another apartment building, jumped out and started running through the neighborhood. He ran into Flanders Bike Shop at 2707 Lyndale, looked around nervously, checked the windows, ran to the back, leapt over a half door to the back repair room, couldn’t find an open door, ran back to the front of the store and out the door. He ran across Lyndale, cut through yards and across Aldrich to the back door of 2717 Bryant.
He broke the window in the door to gain entrance. In the kitchen he took some knives out of a butcher block knife holder, laid them on the counter and went upstairs, went through some dresser drawers, found about $200 dollars and put it in his billfold, found a terry cloth bathrobe and put it on. At some point he heard Sgt. Stender scream at the back door that he was a member of the Minneapolis Police K9 Unit and that whoever was inside should announce themselves or they would get bit. Franklin ran downstairs into the basement and hid behind a water heater in a closet under the stairs.
From the voluntary statement by Sgt. Stender: “When I came back [after getting his K9 partner, Nash] to the rear door of 2717 Bryant, 1280 [SWAT Team] members (Officer Peterson, Officer Durand, Officer Meath, Officer Muro) were standing and ready. I approached the door with K9 Nash and observed that the door was shut and not standing open. As I looked closer, I saw the hole in the glass and I also saw damage to the door and to the frame. One of the officers pushed the door open and we stopped. Inside on the floor, I saw broken glass and the locking mechanism for the door lying on the floor.
“Believing that this was a good burglary and before deploying my dog, I gave a loud verbal K9 announcement. I received no response and I again gave the same announcement. Again no response. I then released my dog into the residence and myself and team members started searching for the burglar. As we moved throughout the main floor, I continually identified ourselves as a police K9 unit and told whoever was inside to come or they would get bit.”
They searched the main floor and the second floor and found nothing but a cat that ran past them into the basement.
“I then released K9 Nash downstairs and he started to search. I then heard a commotion in the southwest corner of the basement. As I approached, I saw that Nash had a cat in his mouth, and I told him to drop it. He dropped the cat and the cat ran past us to the main floor.” Read the rest of this entry »
Minneapolis Mayor: Pick Four, Vote Three – send a message, use the guide below to bring change to the City of Minneapolis
Use the guide below to make sure Betsy Hodges, Mark Andrew, Dan Cohen and the other carpetbaggers don’t become the next mayor of Minneapolis.
Editor’s note: The Independent Business News Network expands its commitment to community journalism by inviting several Journalism students from Hamline University to participate in IBNN’s “News that Makes Us” forth-quarter public journalism symposium. From October 2013 until January 2014 IBNN will publish the words, thoughts and news from this group of talented students who would normally go unheard. Sit back and enjoy IBNN’s “News that Makes Us” project.
by Sara Nester, Guest Columnist for IBNN NEWS News that Makes Us Project 2013-14
To write is to let the mind wander and let your heart do all the talking. Magically words engrave the pages beneath the pencil and the start is so great there is no end. Like Michelangelo with a paintbrush, you don’t stop until there is a masterpiece in front of you. Looking down upon you are the words you lost track of from the start and the words have effortlessly blended together making your art more beautiful than you could’ve ever imagined.
The keys break under each point of pressure I apply and letters become leaves. Gliding through nothing making what they land on, colorful and full of life. But without the tender timing of the wind, the leaves stay on the tree leaving it to look lifeless. Watching the leaves fall and dance in the breeze that makes them so seemingly weightless, you’ve lost a track of time.
Timing is everything. Timing is to wander. It’s the curiosity that makes your heart race when you hear a noise. It’s the adrenaline that gets you to keep running even when your body says no. Timing is the darkness that presses on your doubts but the light that keeps your path safe to travel. It’s scary and simply organic. Time…is a virtue.
We have all the time in the world, right? We’re given 24 hours of the day to waste it wisely and that’s exactly what we do. Moments that could last forever fall behind us in a life of technology because we are reluctant to take our gaze from our screens in front of us. When we stop to take a look at the bountiful life that supports our every movement, we change the filter and post it before someone else has the idea. We’re easing by each day getting better and better and procrastinating that the magnetism of the world has impossibly lost its pull. Scared to think anything more than logical, we miss the deeper meaning behind words unsaid. Metaphors that mask the meaning behind a memory. We’re so wrapped up in “time” that we lose it.
We spend minutes, hours, months, over analyzing, trying to put the pieces together, defending ourselves but justifying the other. Those pieces fell to the floor years ago, to get tangled in the web of heart ache or misery, we chose to make the worst of our time. It’s precious, and the trouble with time is, you continuously think you have it when really you’re just running out of it.
Imprisoned by the idea that we have all the time in the world is naive. We can make time on our side; we just have to ride the waves instead of letting them take us under. Life can be a one-way ticket or a leaf shifting idly on an autumn branch. How are you going to spend your time?
The question is often left unanswered. Is it intimidating? Indeed. Although, is it impossible? Never. What we do with our time defines who we are in the moments that we’re given. If we choose to waste our time wisely, are we ever wasting our time at all? If I’m not mistaken, that question has you wandering. Let time be your paintbrush and your mind be your guide, it will lead you to create the allure of inspiration that continues to put strokes on the ceiling. Time is on your side, if you’re not wasting it, you’re just wandering.
Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) must recall $700k “grant” from Summit Academy OIC in favor of Minority Contracting Firm (Take the poll – let the People decide)
Training OIC’s, especially in the black community don’t have a link between training and jobs. A good OIC has a business incubator, which gives them the opportunity to collaborate with established general contractors to ease graduates into full-time careers. This begging for pennies to train will not get anyone a career that will assist them in growing a family and trying to live the American Dream. Check the logic, two years on a public works project is just that – two years… Please, download the pre-submitted contract from Summit Academy OIC HERE - Can you identify any “contractors?” Than ask yourself, what the heck would they be doing with $2.6 million if they had got real lucky? #tornadomoney_neverforget
by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief, Independent Business News Network
If you did not get an opportunity to listen to The Ron and Don Show on this past Wednesday, maybe you should start there (click here to listen to the podcast).
According to TwinCities.com, The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said it would pay a Minneapolis developer $17.1 million for a square-block plaza immediately west of the Metrodome where fan activities are staged during Viking home games. Now, with confirmation if this projects estimated cost with the $975 million partnership to build a new downtown, Minneapolis residents have a public works project that when finished will exceed one-billion dollars – by major leaps.
Unfortunately, when talking about workforce and job creation for local women and minority contractors, the MSFA has misgiven a grant for $700k to Summit Academy OIC for training in case the contractors need unskilled labor on the new People’s Stadium.
Just as Mr. Edwards and I predicted, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction are in a dark place. The self-appointed spokesperson for EVERY minority in Minnesota has not gotten his check yet and with the latest $17 million payout, it looks like $700k might be put on the back burner.
Note: Why is it the mainstream of Minnesota gets to deal with millions and the black community is talking pennies? Something is inappropriately wrong.
MSFA chairperson Ms. Michele Kelm-Helgen has some responsibility to ask questions about who really represents the minority community and be given hard facts about past “ventures” that have not amounted to anything for community members but temporarily filled the pockets of administrators.
IBNN NEWS, RonDex Group and others will be delivering a letter for the MSFA to reconsider their $700k “grant” to Summit Academy OIC in favor of a firm that deals with contractors who have staff in the union with skills marketable to the General Contractors. This is the only way to give people of color a real chance to work on the Vikings Stadium.
It makes more sense to “fund” contractors than to fund a “nonprofit” for training. Is not the American Dream about creating opportunities? IF this $700k was funded to a contacting firm, especially a minority contracting firm that could collaborate and speak the language of the GC, more people would get jobs – hey, maybe they can donate some old tools to Summit OIC.
It’s funny; here again we find the state of Minnesota needing to cater to another special interest group. Now if the Minnesota Orchestra were a group of homeless children, the state would look the other way. If the Minnesota Orchestra were the achievement gap – it would not get a penny. So while we are bedazzle at the attention this group of folks is getting, let’s not forget the people and organizations that really could use the money to affect change in Minnesota.
by Don Allen, Editor-in-Chief – The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, Minn. – I’m at my wits end with the Minnesota Orchestra and their year long strike. First of all, who cares if someone does not want to play his or her violin? Why would state leaders be looking at state aid for the disbanded orchestra?
In a story published in the Star Tribune, “former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson, wonder why, if the Vikings stadium is getting $450 million in taxpayer money, the state can’t come up with at least a sizable chunk of the $6 million needed to resolve the orchestra’s deficit. Carlson went on to say, “The orchestra is a vital state asset that should receive the same attention as the stadium. If it doesn’t, we’ll live to regret it.” I think Arne is suffering from some sort of dementia. Very few will regret the orchestra folding and going away.
But really, work with me on this. How does the Minnesota Orchestra make money? Who funds them? Why is it we (the people of Minnesota) need to help them with state aid? If I was going to support state aid for music, I say give some money to Prince, at least he can go on tour to subsidize his band and music.
Another important thing to mention: The Minnesota Orchestra is socially and culturally wasteful and for a large percentage of Minnesotans it is not relevant if they go, or stay – much like the (losing) Minnesota Vikings.
In a state where the education gap, poverty and racism surpass the national averages (on the high end), it was reported Minnesota Orchestra President Henson received bonus pay of $200,000 in year before lockout – could that be considered “insider trading” information?
The state of Minnesota has more pressing issues than supporting a bunch of highbrow musicians that are overpaid and boring. While some might value Bach and Beethoven, its 2013 – buy the download of the New York Symphony on iTunes, it might cost you $1.29 – but it will last a lifetime.
If these musicians want to continue to holdout, let them. Orchestra Hall should be used for exciting events like standup comedy. The people of Minnesota will actually care about that.
Editor’s note: There are powers at work that have an agenda which suppresses information in and around the public sphere. Advocacy and argumentation is limited to a select few who drink the kool aid of Minneapolis’ current DFL political plantation. It is clear to us, especially with the editor of this news network seeking an M. Ed, that someone with Mr. Bruyere’s experience is a necessity for any debate about education in the worst school system in the United States. ~D. Allen
Dr. Edmund Bruyere denied access to “Education and the Opportunity Gap” discussion (See video press conference below).
MINNEAPOLIS…Dr. Edmund Bruyere, who holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and a Master’s in Special Education, and is employed as a teacher, was not allowed to speak at this week’s “Education and the Opportunity Gap” debate at the Mill City Museum with other Minneapolis Mayoral candidates.
When he showed up to the debate, he was told only “certain candidates” were invited. When questioned about selecting only “certain candidates” above a candidate who is an educator, he was told, “Sorry. That’s just the way it is.”
“There are two problems with this ‘selection process,’” said Dr. Bruyere. “First, these groups decided who voters would hear from and who will be silenced. The voters should be allowed to hear from all candidates and make their own choice. Second, if you are going to have a ‘serious’ debate about education, you should invite an educator who has the expertise and research background to bring forward real solutions.”
Dr. Bruyere will continue to show up to debates to make the point that no one should be making a voting decision for voters.
For more information about Dr. Bruyere, go to www.bruyereformplsmayor.com.
Information provided by Bruyere for Minneapolis Mayor Campaign. (Disclaimer: IBNN does not endorse individual candidates.)
This is a million dollar question: Who does the Congressional Black Caucus work for?
IBNN NEWS Breif
“I work for 26 million Texans. That’s my job, to fight for them. I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for the people of Texas, and I fight for them,” he said in the interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Ted Cruz
Again, who does the Congressional Black Caucus work for?
Cruz to CNN: ‘I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington.’
Just some random thoughts. Thanks Lennie…