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More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

The Minneapolis City Council is attacking baseball hats, doo-rags, Bowler hats and anything covering your head. Murder, crime, education and jobs sit on the back burner. In our opinion, this is just the start of cleaning up downtown Minneapolis in preparation for the Super Bowl and other events related to the 2016 opening of the U.S. Bank Stadium [...]

Community Meetings: Auditioning for Dollars

Community Meetings: Auditioning for Dollars

Really, what is the African American Leadership Forum doing for/with/to the black community. Let somebody have a party with liquor and dancing...everyone will show up for the party, never for the cause. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News I stopped attending community meetings about two-years ago. The meetings were not productive and [...]

Part I: The Twin Cities is no closer to becoming a Ferguson, MO then a horse turning into a duck…What really matters?

Part I: The Twin Cities is no closer to becoming a Ferguson, MO then a horse turning into a duck…What really matters?

Sometimes asking why is viewed as attacking, I hope nobody's that stupid enough to think that way. Pluralistic ignorance has overcome our community; only a central negative can break the groupthink. http://ourblacknews.com/?p=288 Related stories: The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap The New Black, Bullets and Racism White [...]

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

When black folks fail black folks. Welcome to Minnesota NABJ. UPDATE: Tune into The Ron and Don Show tonight on #blogtalkradio as we discuss the historical significance of black businesses being alienated by black organizations. To listen at 8:30 p.m.  CST, click here. “Sometimes being a black professional is all about putting on that [...]

Robbinsdale Police officers allegedly blame a “Nigger” for the killing of north Minneapolis activist, beat visiting black father into coma; Minneapolis NAACP passes

Robbinsdale Police officers allegedly blame a “Nigger” for the killing of north Minneapolis activist, beat visiting black father into coma; Minneapolis NAACP passes

The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP again becomes ineffective at dealing with primary and secondly tension. North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale was the site of a vicious beating of an African American father who was at the hospital visiting a family member. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News 12:15 p.m. - Last night (7.18) at [...]

African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

Our Black News Academic Press 2015 When is the last time you saw a black boy scout? #somethingisverywrong African Americans have lived here since they were transported by slave ships hundreds of years ago (McKnown-Johnsons & Rhodes, 2010, p. 109). Back in the 1910 – 1920s, many of the African Americans lived in the South but migrated [...]

Farewell to an Icon: Minneapolis Public Schools administration strips one of Patrick Henry High School’s historical legacies

Farewell to an Icon: Minneapolis Public Schools administration strips one of Patrick Henry High School’s historical legacies

Editors note: Under interim superintendent Gore disparities in the MPS have started to climb exponentially; suspensions, hiring the wrong types of teachers and the lack of diversity within the district 1 headquarters, not to mention the classrooms. Now, without respect or notice, Patrick Henry High School’s historical legacies are being erased [...]

Minneapolis law enforcement might be baking a cake for community activist Alfred Flowers

Minneapolis law enforcement might be baking a cake for community activist Alfred Flowers

Sometimes I like Al Flowers; sometimes not so much. Regardless of my personal state-of-mind, Flowers, the public figure, became a victim of something that many black men and women in Minneapolis call police misconduct. Of course Flowers cannot get any assistance from the Minneapolis NAACP, because not all #blacklivesmatter, and social justice is [...]

PCOC Seeks Public Input on Body Cameras– Second of Three Listening Sessions This Saturday!

PCOC Seeks Public Input on Body Cameras– Second of Three Listening Sessions This Saturday!

by Community Alert - Our Black News In a continuing effort to seek public input on the use of police body cameras in Minneapolis prior to the rollout of the Police body camera. program in 2016, the Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission will hold a second community listening session on Saturday, July 11. The Commission held its [...]

New Study Shows States Have Wasted Over $1M Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

New Study Shows States Have Wasted Over $1M Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

Reported by Victor O of Financial Juneteenth  There are people who believe that a good number of welfare recipients are junkies, with these individuals asking for states to step up efforts to isolate such recipients so as to cut down on benefit payments. However, the states that are already spending money to identify and exclude drug users from [...]

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