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Colin Kaepernick could take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl?

Colin Kaepernick could take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl?

Colin Kaepernick a Minnesota Viking? Note: Don't be a Redneck. By Don Allen, Publisher Minneapolis, Minn...Yeah, I know…he wouldn’t stand for the National Anthem and now all of the God fearing patriots and NFL front offices are afraid to hire Colin on their team to take them to the Super Bowl; but what about Minnesota? Hey, I'm a [...]

A Pragmatic Look at Translanguaging and Codeswitching for Teachers

A Pragmatic Look at Translanguaging and Codeswitching for Teachers

"An excellent job with this paper, Don! You chose a very timely topic—in fact, I witnessed a discussion as to whether or not translanguaging was a useful 'new' term or not at a conference just last year. Your paper shows that there is indeed a difference and thus the term is useful to describe a specific set of linguistic behaviors. This paper [...]

Why local media did not report about stabbing victim in downtown Minneapolis

Why local media did not report about stabbing victim in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis' Warehouse District; once a place of fun and excitement, now a place to watch who you pass on the streets. (photo: Meet Minneapolis - Fair Use, Google Search). If it bleeds, it leads; not in the case of a 24-year old black American female that almost lost her life in downtown Minneapolis. Remember, the Super Bowl is coming [...]

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Al Flowers on Twin Cities New Talk

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Al Flowers on Twin Cities New Talk

Al Flowers with Michael Eric Dyson. By IBNN NEWS - (Sponsored Placement) Al Flowers, candidate in a crowded field of contenders for Minneapolis’ mayoral seat that is up for grabs in 2017. Local mainstream media outlets, mainly the Star Tribune have ignored Flowers and have taken quotes out of context and attributed them to other candidates [...]

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Larry Tucker; long-time north Minneapolis resident (photo: Facebook). My name is Larry Tucker, I am an American Black having been a resident of Minnesota for over 45 years with one of my four children born in Minneapolis. I have witnessed the decline of the American Blacks in the Twin Cities. It is easy to point [...]

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu There is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian [...]

Did Linguistics and the study of language neglect Black boys? #blackdegreesmatter

By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. It troubles me that in 2017 in the United States, we still have a challenge with the teaching of language, reading, literacy and critical thinking to boys of Black American heritage; to be very clear, there are some items we need to explore. First, public schools, curriculum and classroom design were never meant to [...]

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

Facebook: No, it's not real life. Deal with it. (Photo: Fair Use). ...no, I have no conversation for you in Target; that was Facebook, this is real life. (True story) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News I love Facebook; it’s as simple as that. The social media giant of connecting nouns (people, places and things) have been a daily [...]

Bonita “BO” Money and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jonathan Hornerbrink on the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show…Saturday at 6pm (CST)

Bonita “BO” Money and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jonathan Hornerbrink on the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show…Saturday at 6pm (CST)

Don Allen, Jamar Nelson: Keep it Real Radio. Join co-hosts Don Allen and Jamar Nelson Saturday at 6pm on Twin Cities News Talk’s Black Republican, Black Democrat Show on AM 1130, FM 103.5 and online at www.TwinCitesNewsTalk.com. In our first segment, we present in a #BRBD exclusive, Bonita “Bo” Money, one of the few women of color in the [...]

Mpls mayoral candidate Jacob Frey on Black Republican, Black Democrat – Saturday!

Mpls mayoral candidate Jacob Frey on Black Republican, Black Democrat – Saturday!

Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jacob Frey with Allen and Nelson - Saturday at 6pm - #TCNT. Minneapolis, Minn. -  Don Allen and Jamar Nelson are pleased to announce their very special guest Minneapolis city councilman and 2017 mayoral candidate Jacob Frey on the return of the Black Jedi Talk Radio Network on the “Black Republican, Black [...]

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