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Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Editor’s Note: I met Ms. Angela Edwards many years ago when she worked out of the Minneapolis Urban League. Her dedication to all in the community should be commended, but also she is a premiere community stakeholder who walks-the-walk. ~Don Allen By Rick Altorel, Guest Columnist – OurBlackNews.com Angela Edwards is humble. Today in her [...]

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Something is very wrong and nobody is asking questions or getting answers. Essentially, disparities created by unequal treatment in the past persist today because much of the Civil Rights Movement has not progressed beyond legislative and social issues into the arena of economic empowerment through entrepreneurialism and financial literacy. By [...]

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Critical thinking and white guilt don’t mix – but someone wants them to. It’s evident in Minnesota for over 10-generations, neither create wealth nor prosperity for Black Minnesotans…what’s next? It’s self-evident that Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern men and women ought to take pride in their identities and fight for their group [...]

Why Kerry Jo for Minneapolis School Board makes sense

Why Kerry Jo for Minneapolis School Board makes sense

The people in Minneapolis Public Schools District 2 must vote for Kerry Jo if there is to be any change in the Minneapolis Public School system. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Minneapolis, Minn. -Kerry Jo Felder is running in District Two (2) for the Minneapolis Public School Board (website). Kerry Jo and I have almost never seen [...]

With so much prosperity in Minnesota, why are boys and babies still being killed?

With so much prosperity in Minnesota, why are boys and babies still being killed?

“I’ve lived in north Minneapolis all my life. I’ve never worked on the new football field; neither have any of my friends…we’re all broke.” ~Robert Johnson, resident of north Minneapolis By Don Allen with data provided by Matt Johnson (The System Scientist) It was one of the biggest announcements after the completion of the U.S. [...]