Dorner, 33, is wanted in connection with a double homicide in Irvine on Sunday and the shooting of three police officers, one fatally, in Riverside County on Thursday. Authorities described him as “armed and extremely dangerous,” and alerts about him were issued across the state and in Nevada as federal, state and local authorities intensified their search. Like most Black men, “armed and extremely dangerous.”
by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief, OurBlackNews.com
“They” tell us a black man has gone out of control.
“They” tell us a black man has killed innocent people.
“They” tell us he must be found and stopped.
Also, it is “They” who have more black men are behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, (Alexander).
It is “They” who want us (blacks) not to own weapons to protect our homes and families. It is “They” who deny us justice, freedom and liberty.
Please, look in the mirror…are you “They”?
The ghosts of Huey, Martin, Malcolm and Ida don’t approve of today’s political mess in Minneapolis. Black History Month has already be sanitized, homogenized and unrecognized in Minnesota. So why does the president do this to his black people in Black History Month? Tune in Saturday to find out…Tune in this Saturday to The Ron and Don Show – “The Presidents visit to Minneapolis: Truth and Consequences” on BlogTalkRadio.
by Donald Allen, editor-in-chief – OurBlackNews.com
Minneapolis, MN – President Obama made several mistakes in praising the administration of Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and the problem solving efforts in addressing black on black crime (now called gun control) in the city. The sickening rhetoric spewed out the mouth of a president who somehow didn’t get the memo the city of Minneapolis has some of the worst racial disparities in the United States, was not only insulting – but showed how the Democratic Party will parade folks around and misdirect the general public in an effort for good public relations.
President Obama should have done this show in his hometown of Chicago – but he couldn’t, his pick to head the ATF was here in Minneapolis. In the month of January, more that 40 people (men, women and children) were killed in that town. To come to Minneapolis and talk about gun control is a point missed with speculation and bamboozlement. First off, black people in Minneapolis don’t own any weapons or manufacturing plants. Secondly, there are no businesses in north Minneapolis who manufacture weapons.
Another frightening event that took place was the mayors hand picked members of the black community. I don’t know about you – but I guess it was okay to have convicted felons represent our community – more about that in detail on Saturday’s BlogTalkRadio program.
It would be a shame if the only thing we get out of Black History Month 2013 was that a lame duck mayor and president juked us on gun control.
Mitt Romney didn’t romance all members of the Republican Party. Keeping in lock-step with most “stuff-shirt,” white male led GOP campaigns, the Republican campaign of 2012 did little to noting to attract new voters including youth and people of color. In some state GOP’s “minority caucus” were created led by white men who now say they “went into the community.” As of today, no one can answer what community the GOP minority caucuses visited. Of course, by the 2012 results, it didn’t work anyway. In a quote from the famous television judge, “Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
By Donald Allen, Editor in Chief – The Independent Business News Network
St. Paul, MN. – Colin Powell came clean in 2008. One of the most powerful black men in Conservative politics told the world he supported president Obama and would vote for him in the upcoming election. This was the tenor heard across America, long time supporters of the Republican Party jumped ship in 2008 and in 2012 to hold on to their principal values of fiscal responsibility and save the United States from a candidates who had most of the same views and policies as Barack Obama – but call themselves “Republican.” If members of the Republican Party could change their thinking to closely match that of the group Republicans for Obama, we might get some traction: “We are Americans first and Republicans second.”
Not Mitt Romney’s or the Republicans time: The cost of regime change in the United States would have been overwhelming. Romney and his team were far afield on foreign policy and America would have been at a heightened security risk. The Obama administration had reached out and grown into an administration that could handle foreign affairs, more so understanding the needs and addressing them in real time.
The Republican slogan for it’s blind loyalist in the GOP was like a quote taken from author Noam Chomsky, “The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.”
Forward thinking members of the GOP weren’t falling for Mitt Romney; just like in 2008, in 2012 – Romney met the same fate as John McCain. While right-wing zealots baulk at those in the GOP who admit voting for President Obama, those who voted for Romney saw no vision and were blinded not by loyalty – but a sheer hatred for America’s first black president. Hatred and ignorance do not marry well in politics. This domino effect of hatred, cost elected state officials their jobs across the United States. The focus by state parties was on the black president versus providing support for local candidate who were nothing more that sacrificial lambs being lined up for slaughter Democratic contenders. In most cases, like in Minnesota – the GOP is broke, barely holding on to its office space in 2012.
Romney and his team didn’t connect: Political pundit Chad Harvey of PolicyMic wrote, “My personal decision this year to vote for the Democratic ticket for the first time in a general election is based on these values. The most succinct way I can state my choice is that I decided not to vote Republican because it has become clear that while they proclaim to care about the life and rights of the unborn, they hold positions, which accomplish nothing. This was clear last fall when President Obama proposed the American Jobs Act, which would increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans by a very small percentage so that we could boost the economy. It was nearly a week after President Obama’s proposal that I watched Congressman John Fleming whine that raising taxes was class warfare and would be unjust to the rich like himself because as it is he only has $400,000 left over after he feeds his family and he could not afford a tax hike that would drop the amount he has left over to $383,000.”
On February 12, 2008, Barack Obama mentioned Obama Republicans in his Potomac primary victory speech: “We are bringing together Democrats and independents, and yes, some Republicans. I know there’s — I meet them when I’m shaking hands afterwards. There’s one right there. An Obamacan, that’s what we call them.” In another speech, he said, “We, as Democrats right now, should tap into the discontent of Republicans. I want some Obama Republicans!” In his call for Republican votes, Obama referred to Ronald Reagan, who he says “was able to tap into the discontent of the American people…to get Democrats to vote Republican— they were called Reagan Democrats.”
It is my speculation the Republican Party of America will not have a chance at the White House until 2020. This give state parties the opportunity to focus on building capacity for their local races by vetting great candidates and supporting them. #fundraising
In Minnesota, I am running for the chairman of the Minnesota GOP – it’s time to put a new vision on an old challenge with the intention and business acumen to fix a broken wheel. Republicans who encumber small and fragmented power-groups have met this challenge with great adversity. Some of these folks don’t want to see any change. We have to identify where the fragmented sections are, who is loyal to what group and decide is it business as usual (loss of candidates, money and people), or wake up and escape the matrix of political Tomfoolery.
by Dion Rabouin for the Huffington Post.com – Dion Rabouin is a freelance journalist whose writing has been published in The Hollywood Reporter, LA Daily News, AllBusiness.com, The Atlanta Voice and many others. He has been featured on Los Angeles radio stations 90.7 KPFK and Southern California Public Radio’s 89.3 KPCC, as well as on television on RT News and “Today in LA.”
Malcolm X was fond of saying, “Our history did not begin in chains.” Yet every year that’s where Black History Month lesson plans in schools across America begin. They begin telling the story of our history — black history — in chains.
Young black school children don’t learn that our people mapped, calculated and erected some of the greatest monuments ever, like the pyramids, the sphinx and the obelisks (after which the Washington Monument is modeled) or that our people were literally the lifeblood of some of history’s greatest civilizations. They don’t learn that calculus, trigonometry and geometry all trace their origins back to African scholars.
Black History Month lessons never begin with Haile Selassi I, ruler of Ethiopia, who could trace his ancestry to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and beyond that to Cush in 6280 B.C. Never mind that Selassi actually has the most ancient lineage of any human being in history.
Black History Month lessons certainly never begin with one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known, Hannibal, an African who conquered and extended the rule of the Carthaginian Empire into Italy, Rome and Spain. Most school children (and most adults, truth be told) don’t even know that Carthage, Hannibal’s homeland, is in Africa.
The lessons about our history don’t even begin with the kingdoms of Mali, Songhai, Cush or Ghana, all of which rivaled the dominance and territorial acquirement of ancient Greece or Rome. They don’t begin by teaching school children about the ancient Egyptians, who were clearly black Africans and who had arguably the most influential civilization of all time.
Tune in today at 3 p.m. to ON POINT radio program with Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as we discuss the presidents visit in relation to Todd Jones. Click here for the program.
The buzz is in the air. Preparations are being made – America’s first black president will visit north Minneapolis to talk about gun control. This has all the makings of a big dog and pony show with the happy ending of a liberal hand-job. The Minneapolis mayor’s office (more specifically, his public policy aide, Sherman “Top” Patterson) has contacted the mother of slain three-year old Terrell Mayes to stand with the president on Monday.
by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN. – U.S. attorney for Minnesota Todd Jones did little to nothing for black Minnesotans – including being silent on the many shootings that took place in north Minneapolis. Jones, know for pissing off minorities worldwide (see iNetGlobal and the Chinese), is stuck between a rock and hard place as members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee receive letters denouncing B. Todd Jones’ performance as U.S. Attorney in Minnesota as they prepare to consider his pick for the head of the ATF.
President Obama’s visit to Minneapolis is nothing but fodder for Todd Jones. IBNN has been alerted about the mayor’s aide calling Ms. Marsha Mayes, mother of the slain 3 year old and asking her to stand with meet with the president during this obvious political promotion show. Minneapolis does not need these kinds of sideshow antics.
Gun control and mental illness are not the problems in America, President Obama should really be in his hometown of Chicago were in a blink of an eye, 50 are more youth will be shot and killed over the weekend. But since President Obama’s visit is nothing more than a Todd Jones promotional stop – people in Chicago must deal with youth violence on their own. If Minneapolis R.T. Rybak could somehow pull some opportunities out of city hall for youth in north Minneapolis, violence would be down. This is a sad attempt to misdirect the America public through the DFL/Democrat political plantation.
Rybak, Obama – both lame ducks. The Republicans, even more lame.
Minnesota State Legislative Auditor refuses to act on complaint about Veteran Preference goals on new Vikings Stadium
It’s clear; a billion dollar public works project doesn’t want to be messed with. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has been less than cordial in announcing meeting of importance including the “Great Minds” meeting – supposedly a group of folks hand-picked and brought together to undermine any semblance of creating a fair playing field. Today (2/1), the announcement on who would win the billion dollar new Vikings Stadium was to be announce. Sources inside the Vikings and the MSFA tell IBNN that finalist will not sign off on the women and minority equity plan draft created by a group of folks who have never ran a shoe-shine shop. Tune in Saturday, February 2nd at 3 p.m. as hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen give you an update on jobs for community members and the assault on veterans preference.
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by Donald Allen – Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN. – In a complaint sent to Minnesota State Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles on January 28, 2012 complainants Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen cited the following discrepancies in the procedures of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), Met Council employee Wanda Kirkpatrick (on loan to the MSFA); and Minneapolis civil rights director Velma Korbel as it pertains to veterans preference in workforce goals on the building of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The following is the complaint sent to the MSFA:
A) Stadium officials, MSFA-MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY have scheduled a number of meetings over the last three months. Some meetings are deemed “public meetings” – but the “public” is not being notified of said meetings. In the case of the meeting on 1/24/13, there was no press release sent out from the MSFA-MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY per its communications director Jennifer Hathaway who we have been in contact with since October 26, 2012. Complaints claim probable cause, which might be in violations of the federal RICO Act by the MSFA-MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY, and it’s officials. If there is no public messaging sent out to the public for a “public meeting,” MSFA-MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY officials must be hand-picking people who they want in the room to hear information in an effort to assist those people in obtaining information to successfully engage the MSFA-MINNESOTA SPORTS FACILITIES AUTHORITY. This could be considered racketeering in one of its many meanings, in this case: “Obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal business activities.”
B) Veterans Preference on Vikings Stadium Workforce: In the meeting on 1/24/13 Met Council employee Wanda Kirkpatrick and Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights director Velma Korbel stated the state legislators did not have any workforce goals for veterans or veterans preference. As we know, the Veterans Preference in Minnesota Public Employment states, “The Minnesota Veterans Preference Act (VPA) grants most veterans a limited preference over non-veterans in hiring and promotion for most Minnesota public employment positions, as granted in Minnesota Statutes 197.48, 43A.11, and 197.455. These statues may apply to certain spouses of veterans. The Minnesota VPA Statutes apply to Minnesota public employment, civil service laws, charter provisions, ordinances, rules or regulations of a county, city, town, school district, or other municipality or political subdivision of this state.” Complainants feel both Korbel and Kirkpatrick were uninformed and rude in their discussion about Minnesota’s veterans working on the people’s stadium.
Edwards and Allen received an email with the following statement on January 31st:
Dear Mr. Allen:
Several members of my staff and I reviewed your concerns about the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and did not find a basis for the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) to take additional action at this time. We will keep your concerns in mind as we conduct audits at MSFA in the future. In the meantime, I suggest you continue to present your concerns about hiring, procurement, and community outreach directly to MSFA. You might also consider addressing your concerns to the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Authorities once its members are appointed. Those appointments should be coming soon and, when they are made, the names will be posted on the Legislature’s Web site at the following address: http://www.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/depts.htm
For further information about OLA’s future audits at MSFA, please contact Jim Riebe, audit manager at OLA, at 651-297-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor
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Organizations like Minnesota’s NAACP and Urban League have not addressed any issues surrounding the training, hiring and on-going employment of Minnesota’s most disparity ridden special interest group – blacks.
More to come…
“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.” ~George Bernard Shaw
You would think having a black president in the White House would be a win for all Americans including us black folks. Well, that’s not the case. While Republican pundits continue to write-off President Obama leadership, the focus is being shifted from the real causal effects of inept leadership in black communities by national black organizations like the NAACP and National Urban League. Once the Republicans realize this weak-spot in black America and start to address challenges surrounded and rooted in bad leadership, it will be a new political game in America.
By Donald Allen, editor-in-chief, OurBlackNews.com
Washington, DC (IBNN/Political Editorial/January 29, 2012)…President of the national NAACP Ben Jealous has decided to step out into the street and step up on a soapbox that is much higher than his intellectual property.
On Monday, January 28th – the Washington Post published the story, “NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama.” Jealous told the Washington Post, “The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started.” In retrospect, the title of the story should have been, “NAACP and National Urban League miss opportunities under America’s first black president.”
There are several significant problematic underlying issues with Jealous’ comments and the fact he is the leader of one of the largest black flagship organizations in the free world. The first issue would be, Jealous and the national NAACP are attempting to silence any critics of the NAACP.
The reverend Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, MI says, “NAACP takes billions from predatory lenders (and corporations such as Whirlpool).” His blog, “BANCO- Black Autonomy Network Community Organization) that works for economic and social justice in Benton Harbor, Michigan posted the following:
“It’s time to expose the NAACP for who and what they really are. Thank you to bloggers Faye Anderson, Mary Neal, Sundiata Sadiq, and Dr. Boyce Watkins for exposing the NAACP selling out black folks. Wells Fargo is not the only predatory lender the NAACP has taken money from to continue ripping off black folks. I am talking about billions and billions of dollars of home equity – hundreds of thousands of foreclosures. The NAACP has decided to team up with not only Wells Fargo, but many predatory lenders.”
The NAACP, like the National Urban League have done little to nothing in being intentional about disparities in black communities all across the United States. Since 2006 (and maybe before), the NAACP and NUL have collaborated and worked with the Democratic Party in the slimiest way (in our opinion), to control the messaging put out to black Americans.
Yes, we already know the NAACP and National Urban League has sold out black Americans to special interest groups including the Democratic Party of America. But you know, what? A change is coming, one that will put this do-nothings out of business and start to actually solve black America’s challenges.
Soon, black Americans will return to the Republican Party of America, which in less than a year from today will realize what they need to do for ALL Americans so we can ALL take part in the American Dream.
It’s not easy being a black person who has escaped the matrix. The consistent cover-up inside of black organizations that don’t want to be questioned about what it is they do has now come to a national level of conciseness. The NAACP went on a national US tour to promote the “VOTE NO” agenda. Still today, there is no agenda for black America has it pertains to jobs, education and living the American Dream. Black Americans are more likely to die then be successful under the leadership of black organizations that have had their hands in the cookie jar one too many times.
By Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief, OurBlackNews.com
New York, NY. (IBNN/Editorial Opinion/January 27, 2013)…First of all it does not surprise me. Black Americans poor in communities across this land suffer at the hand of decision makers in our communities who are not business people. Our point is proven over-and-over again: change must come quick sans the usual suspects.
The Houston Business Journal (Houston, TX.), reports the Four Seasons Houston has filed a lawsuit claiming the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People did not pay its bill at the downtown Houston Four Seasons Hotel during its 103rd Annual Convention in July.
The hotel alleges it is owed $99,500 for room, banquet and finance charges. I attest this is an outrageous and heinous amount of money to spend for one of many black organizations that do little to anything for poor black Americans, other than to get them to vote for candidates on the Democratic ticket. I think a complete audit should be done.
NAACP non-partisan? Let’s take a look:
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People claims to be nonpartisan, but it uses its millions of dollars to promote the Democrat’s agenda.
- Conservative critics question its claim to nonprofit status, arguing that the exemption shelters its $14 million annual budget from being taxed, and note that in the most recent presidential campaign the NAACP, which once derided big money as a corrupting influence, established two independent fund-raising organizations to conduct the kind of political warfare it once denounced.
- The NAACP National Voter Fund and Americans for Equality drew on a combined $10 million to finance get-out-the-vote efforts and issue ads that energized Democratic voters.
The “partisan” actions by the NAACP, an IRS designated 501(c)3 can be seen across the board in other black organizations like the National Urban League. The goal is not to let the people think for themselves – but to distribute one political message, and one political viewpoint – the agenda of the Democratic Party of America. Of course the Republican Party has not catered to black America, but in time with the growing number of catastrophic disparities, black America will come to the conclusion the views thrust upon them by local and national black organizations have not been beneficial to living the American Dream.
Where do we go from here? It’s been established; high-ranking officials in the NAACP stay in the best hotels; eat the best food and travel in luxury. Not being able to pay a bill of $99k proves the 500,000 members of the NAACP need to take a closer look into how the organization is advancing the plights of colored people versus scratching each other’s back in a social Kabul.