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OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

by DANIELLE MOODIE-MILLS (Originally published on NBCNEWS.com) Dear Teachers, As a black woman who grew up in a 96 percent white suburban school in Long Island, New York, it was hard not to notice me—a member of the "only one club". The only one who the teacher wouldn't make eye contact with when discussing slavery, the [...]

Phil “Flip” Saunders has passed away at age 60

Phil “Flip” Saunders has passed away at age 60

From all of us at the Independent Business News Networks, Our Black News, Black Focus, The Ron and Don Show, The Minneapolis Story and Black Politics in Minneapolis send our deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Mr. Phil "Flip" Saunders. Rest in Peace.

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

Black Fathers, please come back. Our children need us, and our voices. When black children are in a system designed to marginalize, obstruct and deny the black family unit – we need only to look at a group of Minnesota lawmakers who have sent a solid message by looking the other way. The legislation to restructure the Council on Black [...]

Nonprofit’s anniversary event is fundraiser for South Sudan school

Nonprofit’s anniversary event is fundraiser for South Sudan school

By Edie Schmierbach eschmierbach@mankatofreepress.com | Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:45 am Mr. Chuol Yat, Visionary MANKATO — Sudanese immigrant Chuol Yat easily relates with the struggles of young people in his home country, especially when it comes to learning how to read and write. Yat, now 44, was 15 years old before he had [...]

Twin Cities: More Police will not solve deadly shooting violence, but there are ideas that work

Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio has we bring you up to date on an epidemic of violence in the Twin Cities. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News It’s a possibility someone who lives in areas of extreme poverty in the Twin Cities will more likely be a victim of a violent crime than graduate from [...]

Twin Cities Black spokespersons hold a Press Conference to confront Black Sweat

Twin Cities Black spokespersons hold a Press Conference to confront Black Sweat

Black Sweat... By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News The iconography of the black community lying on a tarred road covered with a sheet, hanging from a tree, or burned alive by a mob creates a seductive voyeurism, which has been a part of American history and culture as long as there has been such. The new Jim Crow denotes these actions [...]

Minneapolis City Council must be compelled to rename the Target Center, “The LYNX Center”

Minneapolis City Council must be compelled to rename the Target Center, “The LYNX Center”

Maybe we should build a stadium for the Minnesota Lynx…Join my event page on Facebook: Rename the Target Center, "THE LYNX CENTER" By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News For the third time in five-years, our own hometown “winning” team the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA have won another championship title. I’m not much of a sports [...]

Protecting Law Enforcement: Outside report clears Cleveland officer, citing “Acted Reasonable” in murder of 12-year-old boy

Protecting Law Enforcement: Outside report clears Cleveland officer, citing “Acted Reasonable” in murder of 12-year-old boy

There is no justification for the murder of a 12-year-old by Cleveland Police By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News This could have been any of our black American boys. Father's, pay close attention to your sons. Thank you. Minneapolis, Minn. - Cleveland police officer Tim Loehmann, reported to have many challenges personal and [...]

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

We have read about the Minneapolis Public School system and their failure in education of the most at-risk learners. It's time for a new deal for Urban Mom. by Don Allen, Publisher - OBN Actually it should be "Receivership, Reconstruction, and Rollout." Minneapolis, Minn. – (Education)…USA VALUES, LLC has delivered a draft plan, “A [...]

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Posted - OBN Public Service Announcement If you have not completed our community concerns survey, please go to the below link (or copy and paste in your browser) to complete it. Also take a moment to send it around to your contacts. We need more participants and have toclose the survey on Friday October 9, 2015 to complete our report.  We [...]