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Open Letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, and Advanced Placement head Trevor Packer – and the Board of Trustees: Where are the Black Literature and History programs in the AP catalog?

Open Letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, and Advanced Placement head Trevor Packer – and the Board of Trustees: Where are the Black Literature and History programs in the AP catalog?

By Don Allen, Senior Columnist - Our Black News (MN) It's probably better to get along. Directly after the murder of George Floyd, many major firms went under a ‘pander-demic,' citing they would make sure that at the foundation of their best practice there would be fair and balanced roles of Equity for Black and Brown people. The most [...]

Black on Black Crime and Fixing the Police

Black on Black Crime and Fixing the Police

The iconography of a cold dead Black body lying on a tarred road covered with a sheet, hanging from a tree, choked to death by a policeman, or burned alive by a mob creates a seductive voyeurism which has been a part of American history and culture as long as there has been such. A historically designed “picnic” of the most irregular making. [...]

Is the New MN Black Power, Non-Power?

Is the New MN Black Power, Non-Power?

By Don Allen – Senior Editorial Columnist – www.ourblacknews.com Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff. (photo: Fair Use) It’s not every Friday night I get to take slow walk in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis. This night was rare. After having dinner with the family I was phoned for a meeting that I was told would [...]

Black Silence: When will we address the opioid epidemic?

Black Silence: When will we address the opioid epidemic?

by Ron Edwards - republished with permission of www.TheMinneapolisStory.com There continues to be a very frightening silence in the Twin Cities’ African American communities regarding the spike of African American deaths from drug overdose and what to do about it. check out www.TheMinneapolisStory.com. While it affects all races, [...]

150,000 Black Churches Condemn Marc Morial and The National Urban League for Accepting Blood Money from Wells Fargo

150,000 Black Churches Condemn Marc Morial and The National Urban League for Accepting Blood Money from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Stakeholder Council is a Sham - below, open letter to Mark Morial, President - Urban League By Reverend Anthony Evans, National Black Church Initiative Dead due to lack of connections. (photo: Our Black News) Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative, a coalition of 34,000 churches representing 15.7 million [...]

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

Don Allen and Lennie Chism bring strong conversations to education. (Flyer by Winston Allen -pro bono). Are you interested in social justice and education? Come to the Social Justice Education Fair on October 18 at the Science Museum of MN! Registration links can be found on Facebook and on the website tcedfair.org Special [...]

If humanity is our virtue, then why do we continue to invest in wounds?

If humanity is our virtue, then why do we continue to invest in wounds?

At first it was workforce; then housing; now mental illness is the #1 challenge Black Minnesotans have? We really need to look at who sets these agendas that historically, organizationally, and politically that fail Black Minnesotans. Mental Illness in the Minnesota’s Black Community will turn in to millions of dollars for everybody but us. When [...]

You cannot have Justice or Peace within a framework of Inequality; they’re Incompatible

By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Opinion Writer  While there is no remedy for fair and balanced news coverage (FOX is light-years from “fair and balanced”), the mainstream media news remains a secluded sector. Mostly controlled by white males who in light of recent news coverage seem to not give a damn about the plight of black Americans or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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