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Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Posted - OBN Public Service Announcement If you have not completed our community concerns survey, please go to the below link (or copy and paste in your browser) to complete it. Also take a moment to send it around to your contacts. We need more participants and have toclose the survey on Friday October 9, 2015 to complete our report.  We [...]

Minnesota’s Black issue was solved in 2015; but ignored – Tune in tonight at 8:30

Minnesota’s Black issue was solved in 2015; but ignored – Tune in tonight at 8:30

Listen to the Ron and Don Show at 8:30 p.m. on #BlogTalkRadio, by clicking here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2015/10/01/black-minnesotans-suffering-from-bad-policy-people-and-pimps By The Ron and Don Show #blogtalkradio Ain't no white or black politicians running me out of Minnesota. As always, the team of Ronald A. [...]

Black Minnesotans in Crisis

Black Minnesotans in Crisis

Minnesota politicians want to save the Walleye, but the African American community is dealt another Black eye. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News If you’re black and if you read Thursday mornings story in the Star Tribune, you should be asking yourself how are black people in Minnesota poorer than those in Mississippi? Minnesota [...]

Bill Davis: White Democrats aided and abided years of malfeasance and theft from the black community via nonprofit funding

Bill Davis: White Democrats aided and abided years of malfeasance and theft from the black community via nonprofit funding

Tune in Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. to Twin Cities News Talk Radio, AM 1130 for the interview with Mr. Ronald A. Edwards (The Minneapolis Story) and Don Allen (Our Black News), as they breakdown the Bill Davis situation proving this process is nothing new in the black community. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News, part of the Independent [...]

Will the Republican Party of Minnesota figure out their messaging while Donald Trump opens all the doors?

Will the Republican Party of Minnesota figure out their messaging while Donald Trump opens all the doors?

With the growing and popularity of 2016 presidential candidate Mr. Donald J. Trump, one might think local GOP state offices would get a clue and get off the status quo bus of rejecting not only their own, but many looking for a firing solution in Minnesota’s conservative field of play. I mean really, how could you let the local mainstream media [...]

Update: 8.29 10:30 am – Shots ring out by the U of M; one shot in front of the Red Sea restaurant – misses the local news

Update: 8.29 10:30 am – Shots ring out by the U of M; one shot in front of the Red Sea restaurant – misses the local news

Sources tell OBN that alleged witnesses are uncooperative and or unwilling to give information to the Minneapolis Police. If you witnessed this crime, it is your duty as a citizen of Minnesota to cooperate and  contact law enforcement. Thank you.  By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Last night (Thursday - 8/27),  local hip-hop [...]

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

Recorded results have shown that Collective Impact Groups have stalled in helping children of color achieve and maintain success in the public school system. A new delivery tool is here and today I introduce the foundation and rationale on why "Mom" is so important in making sure we pay attention to doing first-things-first and bringing the [...]

Black Lives Matter the movement does not matter

Black Lives Matter the movement does not matter

"I have watch too many black men grow old fighting for civil rights and equity in Minneapolis to let a group of self-serving nobodies just make noise and get on the television news." ~Don Allen Enough is enough. The organizers of the Twin Cities Black Lives Matter movement are planning a protest, march and rally focused on the Minnesota State [...]

Why Collective Impact Organizations continue to fail minority children in education

Why Collective Impact Organizations continue to fail minority children in education

At this point in the Twin Cities, the only stakeholder that really matters is the slayer holding the hammer and wooden stake above the hearts of poor and black learners while intellectuals continue to meet, socialize and one-up each other. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Collective Impact should be a commitment of a group of [...]

Forget about ‘fixing’ black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead?

Forget about ‘fixing’ black kids: What If we fixed white liberals instead?

Lynnell Mickelsen is a long-time progressive activist who lives in Minneapolis and blogs about education at putkidsfirstmn.org. By Lynnell Mickelsen | Originally published in MinnPost on 02/23/15 Here’s a modest education proposal for my fellow white people, especially my fellow lefties in Minneapolis: What if we stopped talking about [...]

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