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More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

The Minneapolis City Council is attacking baseball hats, doo-rags, Bowler hats and anything covering your head. Murder, crime, education and jobs sit on the back burner. In our opinion, this is just the start of cleaning up downtown Minneapolis in preparation for the Super Bowl and other events related to the 2016 opening of the U.S. Bank Stadium [...]

Community Meetings: Auditioning for Dollars

Community Meetings: Auditioning for Dollars

Really, what is the African American Leadership Forum doing for/with/to the black community. Let somebody have a party with liquor and dancing...everyone will show up for the party, never for the cause. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News I stopped attending community meetings about two-years ago. The meetings were not productive and [...]

Part I: The Twin Cities is no closer to becoming a Ferguson, MO then a horse turning into a duck…What really matters?

Part I: The Twin Cities is no closer to becoming a Ferguson, MO then a horse turning into a duck…What really matters?

Sometimes asking why is viewed as attacking, I hope nobody's that stupid enough to think that way. Pluralistic ignorance has overcome our community; only a central negative can break the groupthink. http://ourblacknews.com/?p=288 Related stories: The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap The New Black, Bullets and Racism White [...]

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

When black folks fail black folks. Welcome to Minnesota NABJ. UPDATE: Tune into The Ron and Don Show tonight on #blogtalkradio as we discuss the historical significance of black businesses being alienated by black organizations. To listen at 8:30 p.m.  CST, click here. “Sometimes being a black professional is all about putting on that [...]

African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

African Americans: American Society and Cultural Diversity

Our Black News Academic Press 2015 When is the last time you saw a black boy scout? #somethingisverywrong African Americans have lived here since they were transported by slave ships hundreds of years ago (McKnown-Johnsons & Rhodes, 2010, p. 109). Back in the 1910 – 1920s, many of the African Americans lived in the South but migrated [...]

Critiquing Curriculum: Why Unattended Messages connect to dehumanizing bias, power, privilege, tokenizing specific social identities – and the omission of specific Identities

Critiquing Curriculum: Why Unattended Messages connect to dehumanizing bias, power, privilege, tokenizing specific social identities – and the omission of specific Identities

After carefully reviewing some curriculum for an 11th grade class, it became obvious the historical context was one-sided and favored the authors point of view; white, male and totally bias in its delivery of important historical circumstances from slavery to the civil rights era. The disproportionate grasp of realities should concern educators, [...]

#MichaelBrown is probably sitting in your classroom

#MichaelBrown is probably sitting in your classroom

By Lisa Mims, Guest Columnist - Our Black News So will #trayvonmartin, #renishamcbride, and so many other unarmed  African Americans who have been murdered. Most of our students have probably been exposed to what has taken place in Ferguson. The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black male by a police officer. Some may be experiencing [...]

Making Racism Work: There will always be House Ni**as

Making Racism Work: There will always be House Ni**as

Racial prejudice: “My Culture Made Me Do It” By Don Allen, Our Black News Before I begin, I would like to make three very important points in simple clarity. The first one being, I have no intention of moving back to Africa for some sense of moral or structural utopia where blacks work together side-by-side for the good of [...]

Twin Cities youth violence engagement missing children who use guns to kill

Twin Cities youth violence engagement missing children who use guns to kill

Tune into the Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio Wednesday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. - the phone lines will be open to discuss the recent rash of homicides and what the community can do solve this dangerous epidemic. To listen, click here. The following video (North Minneapolis) was sent to Our Black News via Facebook. This proves some youth are [...]

The Urgent Need to have African American male teachers in Elementary Schools in the United States

The Urgent Need to have African American male teachers in Elementary Schools in the United States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan set a 2015 goal to bring more black male teachers to U.S. schools. “We want to have world-class teachers in every classroom, there is nothing more important, but for me, it’s also important that those teachers reflect the diversity of our nation,” Secretary Duncan told NBC News. So Secretary Duncan, [...]

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