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Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Don't black families in a poor neighborhood need the resources DEED grantsprovide? When then does DEED ignore functioning programs? (photo: Every person in the photo can benefit from DEED via Education Explosion. (photo: Average black family) Like MnSure, the Minnesota Department of Health and Met Council, we allege Request for Proposals [...]

Questionable conduct by county attorney in prosecution of Jerome Copeland

Questionable conduct by county attorney in prosecution of Jerome Copeland

By Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story The name of Jerome Copeland was first made known to the public two weeks ago in this column with his permission. It has been greeted with silence in all quarters of the so-called institutions for justice. I am not surprised. When Mr. Copeland was [...]

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

“This is what it sounds like when Doves Cry.” ~Prince By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News In the mid-1970s, sitting in the band room at Minneapolis Central listening to a conversation between Prince and band teacher James Hamilton, you knew that this five-foot, three-inch brother was going to sail his own ship…nobody would be [...]

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Dead white men on green and white pieces of paper will make some black folks abandon common sense thinking. Tune in this Wednesday at 8:30pm for one of the most important community programs to hit the airwaves in 2016. Our special guest is north Minneapolis pastor Jerry McAfee. Phone lines will be open. To listen on Wednesday at 8:30pm, CLICK [...]

The Minneapolis Urban League does not represent my interests as a Black Man in Minnesota

The Minneapolis Urban League does not represent my interests as a Black Man in Minnesota

Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I'm very suspicious. It doesn't make sense to me that you'd have the same solution to every issue. ~Louis C. K. Really, you going to do what with the money? (photo: Fair Use, Google Search) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our [...]

Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

If you live long enough, you see history repeat itself. (Data on unemployment provided by The System Scientist) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Headline seekers, poverty pimps, self-appointed community spokespersons, and the most disheartening, young people being led by a few who think they have the only answers for black people in [...]