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Honoring the life of Jamar Clark…Why?

Honoring the life of Jamar Clark…Why?

The worst part about crowds gathering for a cause is that MOST of them have only heard hearsay from someone that wants them to believe and listen to only X. The crowd doesn't know the facts, some don't care about the facts, and they just want a tag line to follow. If Blacks did some research they will discover that white people are not seeking [...]

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

"I love my people; not just the ones who make it to the 6 and 10." Publisher Don Allen, Our Black News. With over six homicides in Minneapolis’ minority-ethnic community since death of Jamar Clark, you would think someone would be worried about the dangers of oversight. No, these invisible black-on-black murdered men and women will not make [...]

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton thinks Black Minnesotans are just plain stupid

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton thinks Black Minnesotans are just plain stupid

This is what the MNDFL, and left leaning state lawmakers see when they think of black Minnesotans. Yes, the work was done to address Minnesota’s challenges within the black community, but of course, Gov. Mark Dayton and state DFLers ignored it. Don’t take my word, read the reports: The Minnesota Black People’s Concerns Report [...]

A Philosophy of Knowledge – Don Allen

A Philosophy of Knowledge  – Don Allen

Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News (Minneapolis, MN.) Before I start blogging about what’s happening in the black community since the death of Jamar Clark, I need to educate you on my beliefs and philosophy on knowledge. This is an important lesson that will provide background about my position on why we (black Minnesotans) remain static [...]

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"  ~ The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. By Don Allen, Publisher – OurBlackNews.com  The United States is a melting [...]

Another Police shooting; So what…You forgot about Terrence Franklin, you’ll forget about this one too

Another Police shooting; So what…You forgot about Terrence Franklin, you’ll forget about this one too

Honestly, no one cares about the average Black Minnesotan. They don't care when there's a shooting in our neighborhood either. Seems it's more about economics. If your family has money, or you know someone in high places, ONLY then do they care. It also seems, to me, to be a breakdown in the neighborhoods. If we are afraid to report crimes to the [...]

Black Americans should be concerned about money that never made it to Haiti for earthquake recovery

Black Americans should be concerned about money that never made it to Haiti for earthquake recovery

Like the nose on your face, someone needs to be indicted for the mishandling of millions meant to bring Haiti into real-time. Of course, white bankers in the United States didn’t spend one-day in jail for the 2008 crash and trillions lost; but heck it sure must be good to be on top of the food chain. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News [...]