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Coalition led by North Minneapolis pastor purchases headstone for Jamar Clark

Coalition led by North Minneapolis pastor purchases headstone for Jamar Clark

Where is the money raised by other organizations on behalf of Jamar Clark? (photo: Fair Use - Google Search) Video by YouTube user "Papa Bear." Published on Dec 8, 2015: In a scathing phone call received by The Honorable Gaetano Lucchese. Tomi Ward, the sister of Jamar Clark, the 24 year old black man killed by Minneapolis Police in November [...]

Are you the President of the United States?

Are you the President of the United States?

Children are very perceptive; sometimes what they perceive reflects the missing components of society and education. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Publisher | Educator Saint Paul, Minn - As some of you might already know, educating black children has been an uphill battle in Minnesota and across the United States. Classrooms, teachers and [...]

The Best 3 Cities for Black Men to Succeed

The Best 3 Cities for Black Men to Succeed

by Kenrya Rankin, Guest Columnist -  Our Black News Work, school, love—there are lots of reasons why people relocate. But if you are—or love—a Black man living in America, you might want to consider what your current city is doing to help you excel. The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CMBA) released a report today (December 3) that [...]

Why police so often see unarmed black men as threats

Why police so often see unarmed black men as threats

by German Lopez Most of the racial prejudice Americans harbor today is subtle and manifests itself in stealthier ways than it did in the past. It shows up in how employers view potential hires, how salespeople choose to assist people at high-end stores, or how teachers dole out punishments to misbehaving students. Often subconscious, these [...]

Open letter to NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds and collaborators

Open letter to NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds and collaborators

"Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise."~Condi Rice By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Minneapolis, Minn…Personally, I am tired and need to move on. The black community in the Twin Cities has seen its share of poverty pimping, hustling and headline hogging; not to mention local clergy who [...]

The cost of white privilege

The cost of white privilege

By Doug Mann, Guest Columnist - Our Black News Twin Cities and a member of the Minneapolis NAACP. Is "White Privilege" something like not being oppressed on account of race, i.e., about not having equal access to jobs, housing, cab rides, service in a restaurant, and not being stereotyped as lazy, shiftless, etc? The term "white privilege" [...]

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Oh...you don't want to give any black agencies state funds to end veterans homelessness. Mmm, 2016, all eyes on you! (photo: Don Allen, Founder-OBN) If you ever needed a real-time example of a worthless campaign commitment, then all you have to do is read the City of Minneapolis website news (January 31, 2014); then in 2016, travel to almost [...]

Minneapolis NAACP in violation of Unit Bylaws and NAACP Constitution on MOA Boycott

Minneapolis NAACP in violation of Unit Bylaws and NAACP Constitution on MOA Boycott

As an attorney, it seems like the Minneapolis NAACP president does not want to follow her own unit's bylaws. Read them below in a tamperproof PDF file. By Don Allen, Publishers and Member – Minneapolis NAACP I wonder who was handing out law degrees with the president of the Minneapolis NAACP received hers. After going online and reading [...]