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Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

"...Children are not bad from the beginning; they only imitate their atmosphere."  Sexuality song by PRINCE By Clique Vehemence, Guest Columnist - Our Black News Damn; we ain't going to get no money for gangs...oh well, let try STD's (photo: Fair Use; Google Search) North Minneapolis has been a hot-bed of gun violence since January [...]

City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

"The problem-makers were not Columbia Heights people; outsiders came in and just kind of caused trouble.” said Columbia Heights city councilman Bruce Nawricki. Hey, don’t get pissed at Nawricki, this is probably information from CH police chief Nadeu. By Don Allen, Publisher and resident of Columbia Heights Columbia Heights, Minn.  - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

I wrote this many years ago. It was originally posted on February 2, 2012 by City College News in Letters to the Editor. With the hiring of Sharon Pierce, President of Minneapolis Community and Technical, there is a need for an immediate change in the politics which reject the success of the black body. President Pierce must reconfigure the [...]

How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

by German Lopez, Guest Contributor - Our Black News Kevin Earley of Fairfax County, Virginia, knows too well what it's like to be on the bad side of a police officer as a person with bipolar disorder — scared you're about to die. Prior to the encounter, Kevin's father, Pete, called police when Kevin, now 36, acted violently on a [...]

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

This week was very hard for me. The guest speaker for one of my classes prompted a conversation about black boys in K-12 and the unfortunate disparities of suspension, disciplinary actions and the disappearance of special education referrals written by teachers. It shocked me to see the professor teaching this class was very uncomfortable talking [...]

Black Minnesotans leaning towards Trump for President in 2016

Black Minnesotans leaning towards Trump for President in 2016

In 2008, voting for a black man for president was not only a must-have, but also a significant and historical shift in the landscape of presidential elections. Record numbers of first time voters from all walks of life went to the polls and put Barack Obama in office. That was then, this is now. While the Democrats attempt to position black voters [...]

Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage hold Police Community Forum – Saturday, Feb. 13

Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage hold Police Community Forum – Saturday, Feb. 13

Dr. Louis Porter II, CMAH tonight on The Ron and Don Show to talk about the upcoming forum. Tune in Wednesday at CMAH executive director Dr. Louis Porter joins the Ron and Don Show to talk about the upcoming CMAH Police Community Relations Forum in north Minneapolis. To listen at 8:30 p.m. – click here. BlogTalkRadio – The Ron and Don [...]

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