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Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

Open letter to singer Mr. John Legend on Twitter – All “Lanes” are open, Celebrities pick and chose (Update)

By Don Allen, Founder – The Independent Business News Network and Black Politics in Minneapolis Update: I just got a glimpse of some Twitter followers of a popular singer. No wonder he's not doing too many commercial endorsements. Related story: Why Black America gets bad news coverage Dr. Gates will have a beer with the president of [...]

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

“Dear White People” – New film, October 2014

Originally posted on the Huffington Post  | By Brennan Williams - reposted with integrity by OurBlackNews.com (founder Don Allen) This fall director, Justin Simien will make his feature directorial debut with the release of his comedy-drama, “Dear White People.” The much talked about flick, which stars Dennis Haysbert, Tyler [...]

Has President Obama Failed?

Has President Obama Failed?

If Hilary Clinton wins in 2016, the racists will become sexists By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS We must not let politicians of any color lull us into complacency, or into accepting broken promises and inaction with empty messages of hope and change. Washington, DC. - As a card caring member of the Republican Party, I have to honestly [...]

Living Openly Black: The Slave Dust Manifesto

Living Openly Black: The Slave Dust Manifesto

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism | June 26 | 7 pm Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism will be playing for one-night-only in the Minnesota on June 26. The film will focus on the topic of race, racism, and history within the United States, shown at the Lagoon Theater, located at 1320 Lagoon Avenue, in Minneapolis. The movie starts promptly [...]

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

This article has nothing to do with race baiting or me once again playing the race card. There are many black academics in Minnesota who are more than qualified to be presidents of colleges and universities in Minnesota. Their qualifications are not based on telling lies like the one we heard recently where a Minneapolis city official’s husband [...]

Metro Transit Police and Black Youth: A mixture ready to explode

Metro Transit Police and Black Youth: A mixture ready to explode

A bad mixture without smart intervention. Editors note: Look for the launch of Project Bus Peace; a campaign to promote peaceful bus rides for all riders of Metro Transit. This campaign, the brainchild of the educational non-profit Drop Out To Drop Ins will be on the streets at bus stops in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul talking to youth [...]

If we only cared when MPS students get bad grades and test scores

If we only cared when MPS students get bad grades and test scores

Join hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. (CST) for another episode of ON POINT! We will discuss the manipulation by the Minneapolis Public Schools in regard to “Baby-Gate,” leaving the children who did this prank out of the picture. This is a call-in program and we invite listeners to dial us up with [...]

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Minneapolis Public School and the failure to educate children from all walks of life has lead to an incident that further disenfranchises black students." Star Tribune veteran reporter Steve Brandt said, “So Don, wouldn’t it be smarter to contact news media to tell them about this incident before you blame them for not reporting it?” My [...]

The Attack on Black Student Success: Performance justifies reward

The Attack on Black Student Success: Performance justifies reward

2012 looks much like the 1950's in Minneapolis. (photo: vkb.isvg.org) On Saturday, August 18, 2012 at approximately 12:15 p.m. – African American Leadership Forum’s Gary Cunningham patronized Sunnyside Café for lunch. This chance encounter with Mr. Cunningham gave me the opportunity to tell him the following: “We need to put our petty [...]

In America: Mass Murders by White Males – does America really need to fear Black men?

In America: Mass Murders by White Males – does America really need to fear Black men?

"You should probably fear both. Data tells us the Black man isn't going to shoot up a theater." (photos: Facebook) Media reports are now saying that The Colorado Mass Movie Murderer James Holmes might have a chemical imbalance or is dealing with some difficulties in his life. It's also been reported that he doesn't remember the event (I'll be [...]

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