A public service announcement from IBNN NEWS:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Secretary MABSE Executive Committee
“Education is a Civil Right: Addressing the Achievement Gap”
The Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE) will hold a Special Black History Month Forum and Panel Discussion on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC) located at 2001 Plymouth Avenue North in Minneapolis.
The topic of the panel discussion is, “Education is a Civil Right: Addressing the Achievement Gap,” with panelist including Minneapolis Public Schools Rebecca Gagnon-Board member; Kim Ellison-MN NAACP Education Chairperson; John H. Saulsberry-MABSE President, Dianne Thomas-MABSE Secretary, Hattie Bonds-MABSE Member, Nicole Randolph-NABSE National Member; Mary Whitney-MABSE Member and other special guests.
MABSE will hold a comprehensive panel discussion with a PowerPoint presentation about what actions can be taken by teachers, parents, families and public school administrators to address the Achievement Gap.
This program will be broadcast LIVE on BlogTalkRadio’s ON POINT! To tune in from the comfort of your home computer, laptop or Smartphone device go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ibnnnews/2011/02/03/education-is-a-civil-right-addressing-the-achievement-gap-live-forum-broadcast-at-uroc.
Saint Mary’s University Twin Cities and the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder newspaper are sponsoring this event.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE):
The National Alliance of Black School Educators has a network of over 100 Affiliates across the United States, Canada and the Bahamas. All Affiliates support the mission and goals of NABSE and work within their communities to affect change. If you want to become more involved in your community, feel free to contact the Affiliate closest to you.
The Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators is based in Minneapolis and has members from across the state of Minnesota. To find out more information and to become a member, email MABSE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 5 Councilman Don Samuels and his pack of NoMi (North Minneapolis) racists help target Black residents for no reason at all
“I had my hands behind my back; I was laying down,” Page said. An officer put a knee into Page’s back and during the scuffle forced Page’s head into a snow bank, Page said. He said he couldn’t breathe and fought to turn his face as police yelled, “stop resisting.” “They got to beating me on the head and all that,” he said. ~Star Tribune report
Don’t expect the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights to do much. They’ve been given their marching orders from the DFL political plantation.
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and USA Radical Black
“We watch, we call” is being used inappropriately by some self-righteous White residents of north Minneapolis who find it funny to pay a Black woman $20 to watch her pull down her pants and urinate on a garage. (See photo (l) from Jordan Area Community Council’s vice chair Eric Johnson.)
This morning, the Star Tribune Newspaper reported a police raid on a north Minneapolis apartment on Tuesday that left a man in the hospital and the apartment in shambles — but led to no serious criminal charges — has fallen under internal police review. According to the Star Tribune, “Public records show that none of the seven people mentioned in the police report has a narcotics violation, and most have no criminal records.”
No drugs, no guns, nothing illegal was found, but yet a 20-year-old Black man was beating beyond recognition by Minneapolis Police. (Remember, if you beat us, tase us or kill us, the City of Minneapolis will pay.)
This comes on the heels of Ward 5 Minneapolis city councilman Don Samuels letter to residents that says, with their (the residents of NoMi) anonymous, confidential help he is ready to take back their streets in the hopes of peace and safety.
This has led a group known as the NoMi terrorists to make false claims and idle threats against their Black neighbors and also their White neighbors who refuse to bow down to their methodology about making north Minneapolis an “Urban Utopia.”
It is fact that a search warrant authorizing the raid said the Minneapolis police did not investigate the residence on the 3200 block of Fremont Avenue N., because there was no drug-dealing operation nor did MPD find receipts, drugs, weapons and a man named “J Roc.” But again, another Black man gets the shit kicked out of him by Minneapolis Police.
Michael “Kip” Browne, Investigative Unit director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights who also is a part of the Jordan Area Community Council and continues to let his White counterparts maintain a sense of violent anger to people of color has not yet found his Black conciseness.
Browne and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has refused to address heinous beatings and killings of Black men by Minneapolis Police because we believe Browne and others have been given their “marching orders” from the racist DFL leadership who’s mantra could be, “We rather see a person of color shot and killed rather than give them a job in Minneapolis.”
While IBNN NEWS and its affiliates understand the duties of police officers are sometimes hazardous in dealing with people who sometimes don’t cooperate. Our wish is that all Minneapolis Police officers make it home everyday after their shifts to their loved ones and friends. After today’s report, there is a serious need for the MPD to reach out to residents in a cordial and diplomatic way to insure the “Don Samuels and NoMi racist terrorists” don’t embarrass the MPD anymore.
Exclusive interview with Jerry Clark, founder and chief executive of “We Care Minnesota” and a whole lot more Saturday – ON POINT!
“This is also a call out to Summit Academy’s Louis King, State Representatives Bobby Joe Champion, and Jeff Hayden to ask, “Where are the jobs and what’s the plan for 2011-2012?” Things are getting really quiet.”
On Saturday, January 22, at 4 p.m. (CST), join Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen for BlogTalkRadio’s ON POINT!
ON POINT! will broadcast LIVE across the globe bringing you news and information about current events.
ON POINT! is pleased to have Mr. Jerry Clark of We Care Minnesota joining us Saturday to talk about the different models the City of Minneapolis wants to bring here when the Twin Cities already has the resources looking them in the eyes.
Over the last decade Jerry Clark has been getting to know his neighborhood (the North End in St Paul). His focus has been getting to know the kids and I have made many friends in the younger age group. Many do not have a High School Diploma or GED. I encourage them to get an education first then look for a job or better yet a career.
Along the way he heard about the dangerousNEGRO group, who are seven Vanderbilt University grads and one long-term associate. This group speaks the kid’s language and encourages young people to use their brains. Their mantra is: “Smart Is The New Gangsta”.
Join co-host Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen for another 90-minutes of investigative journalism as we ask questions; seek answers and wonder why a north Minneapolis community group still has a vice chair who says, “Rat’s are better then Black people, because Rat’s know who their mothers and fathers are, (in reference to his Black neighbors.)
We also talk about the “thwarted” bombing attempt in Spokane, WA and why the mainstream media tried to keep a lid on the incident.
This is also a call out to Summit Academy’s Louis King, State Representatives Bobby Joe Champion, and Jeff Hayden to ask, “Where are the jobs and what’s the plan for 2011-2012?” Things are getting really quiet.
Join ON POINT this Saturday at 4 p.m. as we update you on what happened during the MLK Celebration at Concordia College and why the Council on Black Minnesotans have failed the Black community.
ON POINT! is part of the Minnesota Progressive Talkers Network.
This is a LIVE call in show. The toll-free number to Call-in Number: (877) 572-4288. To listen from the comfort of your laptop computer or smart phone device, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ibnnnews/2011/01/22/on-point-exclusive-interview-with-jerry-clark-founder-and-chief-executive-of-we-care-minnesota-a
Striving to Close The Gap: The University of Minnesota and the African American Leadership Forum presents a model to close the Achievement Gap
“AcheiveMpls, the Northside Achievement Zone, and others have wrapped their minds around closing the Achievement Gap to only facilitate jobs for a few who in most cases have never ran a shoe-shine shop. Now, the education giant makes a move (as they should), to present a working model that could be flawless.”
The following is an email from Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., Senior Vice President – Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration University of Minnesota Twin Cities:
Dear Friend of Education:
Do any of the following statements apply to you?
(1) You think that we are not working hard enough in the Twin Cities metropolitan area to raise student achievement overall and to close gaps between student groups.
(2) You think that many individuals and organizations are working very hard but that we have not built the civic infrastructure needed to work effectively across all of the barriers that exist in students’ lives.
(3) Both of the above.
Regardless of which perspective you embrace, the fact is that despite significant dialogue and investment of time and energy, educational disparity persists in this metropolitan area and closing the gap is one of the most pressing issues of the decade. Clearly, it is time to move from dialogue to action!
If you agree, the University of Minnesota and the African American Leadership Forum encourage you to participate in an upcoming forum to learn about the “Strive Partnership,” a data-driven strategy through which Cincinnati and a growing number of other metropolitan areas across the country are bringing together educators, business people, government officials, funders, community leaders and others to help all students get and stay on track to success from cradle to career. Strive unites common providers around shared issues, goals, measures and results and actively supports and strengthens strategies that work. To learn more about Strive, please visit www.strivetogether.org.
On February 7, 2011, from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the University of Minnesota’s east bank campus, Dr. Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the sixty-four campus State University of New York system and former president of the University of Cincinnati, and Jeff Edmondson, the Executive Director of Strive, will describe the process through which the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky metropolitan area has produced improved outcomes on 40 of 54 key indicators of educational success.
The goal of the meeting is to provide Twin Cities area leaders with an opportunity to consider the merits of adopting Strive or a similar model for our region. The event is open to all and there is no cost for participation. More information is available on the attached PDF. To register, go to the following site by clicking here.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to learn more about what might be an exciting new way to bring our community together to take action for students in 2011 and beyond.
IBNN NEWS Editors note: While the local mainstream media remains silent and no out-cry from flagship Black organizations the National Research Institute and IBNN NEWS are demanding a Congressional Investigation. “Billy-Bob has been hard at work” Also read:“DEVELOPING STORY: Device Found Monday In Backpack Along Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Route In Spokane Was A Bomb ‘Capable Of Inflicting Multiple Casualties,’ FBI Says”
Spokane, WA (Source: The Spokesman-Review)…As the search continues today for the person who left a bomb in a backpack along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march, the local FBI chief is thankful he doesn’t have to deal with one word in particular: carnage.
City employees discovered the backpack and alerted Spokane Police officials, who quickly rerouted the march away from the backpack, which was later confirmed to contain what federal investigators described as a lethal bomb that could have inflicted multiple casualties.
So instead of a region and nation mourning the loss of those marching to celebrate one of the most important figures in American history, federal investigators can instead focus solely on finding the person, said Frank Harrill, special agent in charge of the Spokane office of the FBI.
“Definitely this falls into the category of a thwarted attack,” Harrill said. “There are a lot of factors that went into that. But the first step was three alert citizens and workers who brought that device to the attention of authorities.
“Then acting with imperfect information, (Spokane Police officials) took quick and decisive action to reroute a march that could have proceeded headlong into a tragedy. While it’s impossible to predict what would have happened, it is clear there was a significant risk of death and injury for multiple people.”
Harrill said investigators do not yet have a person or persons in custody, but said they received “a number of fruitful leads” from the information released Tuesday to the public.
“We have no development that we can discuss publicly,” Harrill said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us. This will continue until we … find this individual or individuals and bring them into the criminal justice system.”
The bomb, which according to other security sources, contained a remote detonation device, has been shipped back to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., Harrill said. The backpack _ found at the northeast corner of Washington Street and Main Avenue _ did not contain any notes or any other written warning, he said.
“We had no foreshadowing or warning prefacing it. We have found nothing in terms of writings or communications to anyone,” Harrill said.
Asked if having a remote detonating device meant that investigators believe that someone had to be near or was near the device, Harrill responded: “That’s going to get right into the device construction, so I’m not going to get into that.”
The FBI issued a bulletin Tuesday offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Harrill drew a direct link to the placement of the bomb along the planned route of the march and said if fell into the “sphere of domestic terrorism.”
Minneapolis City Council, Rybak want control of the Minneapolis Public Schools (Just as long as I’m okay with the title, it works…lol!)
“There is no diversity on the current Minneapolis City Council – and it still doesn’t count for diversity if you’re a White woman on the council dating a Black man.”
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and USA Radical Black
Minneapolis, MN (IBNN NEWS/January 19, 2011)…It might be time for parents, MPS administrators and community stakeholders to wake up. While you were sleeping on this important issue, the City of Minneapolis’ DFL infrastructure was establishing a foundation to takeover the Minneapolis Public Schools.
The ultimate goal for the city council and Rybak would be to take away the Civil Rights of Minneapolis’ voting population to elect the Minneapolis Public School Board Members and have the Minneapolis City Council “appoint” board members. After witnessing the process of the Mayor and the City Council’s “appointment” process, with the current city council, people of color in Minneapolis will be sent back to the days of “White Only” drinking fountains and restrooms. There is no diversity on the current Minneapolis City Council – and it still doesn’t count for diversity if you’re a White woman on the council dating a Black man.
For nine years, AchieveMpls and its President and CEO, Pam Costain have been planning a building a strategic network to attempt the unchallenged take over of Minneapolis’ public school system. While the “results” they talk of have not been seen anywhere within the test scores of children of color, still what they have on their website and promotional material would lead one to think (If you didn’t know better), that public education in Minneapolis is doing just fine under the direction of AchieveMpls.
AchieveMpls has brought together a who’s who list of point people including Paul Donovan-Advisory Services Group, United Properties Vice Chair; Lisa Helminiak-Principal, Azul7, Secretary; Tom Madden-Chair-MPS Board of Education and Treasurer Peter Lancaster-Partner in the law firm Dorsey & Whitney.
This group, who holds regular meetings at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach Center is “Lilly-white” except for a couple of “token Negros.” Their circle also includes the Pohlad Foundation, Peace Foundation and Northside Achievement Zone or NAZ. There’s also the Hussein Samatar connection (that’s a whole different story – coming soon).
AchieveMpls, the Minneapolis City Council and Minneapolis mayor R. T. Rybak have a variety of serious issues they have to address before something like a “weak-mayor, strong council” take-over of the public schools would even be reality. First of all, the city council would have to look like the community of Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis City Council currently only has one Black council member who as openly stated that poor Blacks are not his constituents, and rather than assisting Minneapolis’ North High School – he’d rather “Burn it down!” With that said, I guess we don’t have any Black council people on the Minneapolis City Council. More importantly the council must be representative of the Hispanic-Latino, Somali, Asian and growing number of Russian immigrants in Minneapolis – more importantly, Mayor R. T. Rybak must go!
There comes at time, in a city that has no Civil Rights department or Black conciseness when the “revolution” must start with getting people involved in city government and voting. Although, the City of Minneapolis has its success by making sure that poverty is a distraction, the time must come when citizens can “flip the vote” in their favor rather that spending any more time with the played out DFL infrastructure that has become static and exclusionary.
MLK Day: Reverends McAfee and Staten, “The Council on Black Minnesotans do not represent Black Minnesotans! This is just the beginning” (Video Blog)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-6) guest speaker on today’s MLK program…(WTF?) The COBM invited her to speak.
IBNN has filmed exclusive video® interviews with ministers Randy Staten and Jerry McAfee.
By Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and USA Radical Black
Saint Paul, MN. (IBNN NEWS/January 17, 2011)…Today at Concordia’s College’s Gangelhoff Center the Council on Black Minnesotans held their annual tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King. More signs that the COBM’s is in trouble: the last minute announcement that Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann would be one of the guest speakers…(Yes, you heard right).
Also, COBM’s secretary and African American Family Services Lissa Jones went, as far to threaten IBNN’s editor in chief by saying, “You should be careful having a baby on the way.” My response to her is, “How many times can you wear that same white outfit? Two-words: Dry Cleaners”
Below, are the videos and photos from today’s event that tell Black Minnesotans, “Something’s got to give!”
by Frances Rice Originally written 08/16/2006 – Posted on HumanEvent.com
World News (Source: Frances Rice)…It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.
During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.
Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.
In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tenn., after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
Given the circumstances of that era, it is understandable why Dr. King was a Republican. It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Republicans also started the NAACP and affirmative action with Republican President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan (crafted by black Republican Art Fletcher) that set the nation’s fist goals and timetables. Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.
Few black Americans know that it was Republicans who founded the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unknown also is the fact that Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen from Illinois was key to the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1965. Not mentioned in recent media stories about extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is the fact that Dirksen wrote the language for the bill. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing. President Lyndon Johnson could not have achieved passage of civil rights legislation without the support of Republicans.
Critics of Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, who ran for President against Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.
Those who wrongly criticize Goldwater also ignore the fact that Johnson, in his 4,500 State of the Union Address delivered on Jan. 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only 35 words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King’s protest against the Vietnam War, Johnson referred to Dr. King as “that Nigger preacher.”
Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate to the Republican Party. “Dixiecrats” declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was know as the party for blacks. Today, some of those “Dixiecrats” continue their political careers as Democrats, including Robert Byrd, who is well known for having been a “Keagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
Another former “Dixiecrat” is former Democrat Sen. Ernest Hollings, who put up the Confederate flag over the state Capitol when he was the governor of South Carolina. There was no public outcry when Democrat Sen. Christopher Dodd praised Byrd as someone who would have been “a great senator for any moment,” including the Civil War. Yet Democrats denounced then-Senate GOP leader Trent Lott for his remarks about Sen. Strom Thurmond (R.-S.C.). Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Byrd and Thurmond were alive during the Civil War, and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.
The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.
Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.
After wrongly convincing black Americans that a minimum wage increase was a good thing, the Democrats on August 3 kept their promise and killed the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans on July 29. The blockage of the minimum wage bill was the second time in as many years that Democrats stuck a legislative finger in the eye of black Americans. Senate Democrats on April 1, 2004, blocked passage of a bill to renew the 1996 welfare reform law that was pushed by Republicans and vetoed twice by President Clinton before he finally signed it. Since the welfare reform law expired in September 2002, Congress had passed six extensions, and the latest expired on June 30, 2004. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools and Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because of a shorter life expectancy than whites (72.2 years for blacks vs. 77.5 years for whites).
Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.
In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.
Ms. Rice is chairman of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) and may be contacted at www.NBRA.info.
Security for this years MLK Day events hosted by the Council on Black Minnesotans will be increased due to the exposing of the COBM’s lack of community engagements and fiscal mismanagement that has gone on for almost 20 years. Community members are in outrage at the COBM’s chairperson who is also a City of Minneapolis Assistant Attorney who has done little to nothing in addressing issues that face Black Minnesotans. She and her colleagues have over-stayed their welcome. A new group of very serious Black leaders want answers and have formed a new consciousness in the Black community that will take on the shape of a 1960′s pro-active demonstration of Black Power! Let the pursuit for Justice and Liberty begin…again.
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/IBNN NEWS and USA Radical Black
Twin Cities (IBNN NEWS/January 16, 2011)…In front of Concordia College on Monday, January 17, 2011 – what’s labeled as a “Silent Protest” will be held on the corners of Hamline and Marshal in Saint Paul at 11:00 a.m. – the groups will be joining with the honorable premier Baptist Minister Reverend Jerry McAfee of New Salem Baptist Church, Men Of March, Reverend Randy Staten and others.
What this signifies is a start to recognize the late Reverend Martin Luther King’s focus on “The least of thee” and addressing disparities in the Black community that for the most part are caused by people with the pigmentation of a Black person – but that have no Black conciseness put in positions to make decisions for Black Minnesotans.
This event also comes on the heels of the exposure of the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Urban League and other agencies that have left the fold and choose “folly” over “firm solutions.”
Participants from all walks of life are encouraged to attend and are being asked to wear Black clothing for this event.
Simply put, “We shall over come – or get taken over!”
Minneapolis, MN. (IBNN NEWS/January 14, 2010)…In breaking news, Minneapolis’ premiere Baptist minster the honorable Reverend Jerry McAfee has denounced the Council on Black Minnesota’s MLK Day celebration. Today on his Facebook page, Rev. Mac wrote the following. (Click on photo to read his statement.)