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If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News (formally IBNN News) Where is #blaklivesmatter? I'll tell you; far away from black life. (Photo: Star Tribune story 5/17) Minneapolis, Minn…As a former active duty military solider, now scholar, it shocks me to see the limited amount of intellectual aptitude from those who wish to deface the [...]

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

By Yvette Carnell, Originally posted on YourBlackNews.com Do you ever notice that when President Obama speaks to black people, the tone seems to change? Some welcome the shift in conversation as a reflection of cozy familiarity. Others, however, feel that the president tends to shift his focus from policy to preaching, or from advocacy to [...]

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001. By Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki This highly recommended study traces the reciprocal relationship between white racial attitudes and the presentation of blacks in the mass media. The authors have worked hard to make their carefully nuanced presentation, based on a significant body of [...]

Critiquing bell hooks Postmodern Blackness: Does Black Literature need the critical apparatus of Black Postmodernism?

Critiquing bell hooks Postmodern Blackness: Does Black Literature need the critical apparatus of Black Postmodernism?

By Don Allen, Publisher Looking through the lens of postmodernism as it pertains to color, race, class and more specifically, the African American, it becomes even more problematic to define the modern, postmodern and post-post modernism. Not because we cannot comprehend the meanings, but so few black intellectuals have been indoctrinated with [...]

A Critique of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

A Critique of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

By Don Allen Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Penguin Classics) I have differed musings about this book. From one perspective I admire it’s bring down of Freud and its elucidation of how individuals are made to yearning remorseless administrations. Maybe it’s to their brains, alongside that of other postmodern savants, that [...]

Why Black America gets bad news coverage…

Why Black America gets bad news coverage…

“If you're member of society that has been brainwashed by the mainstream media, stop here and return to your seat.” By Don Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews In preparation for Hamline University’s Commitment to Community keynote address on Oct. 1, 2013 by world-renowned author, educator and race expert Tim Wise, I have decided to begin the [...]

White Threat, Black Sweat: A Manifesto of America’s Consciousness

White Threat, Black Sweat: A Manifesto of America’s Consciousness

While a lot of Americans seem rather obsessed with saving fetuses, the value of a grown human colored in hues of brown and black seem to be on the decrease. By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black New "...The home of the who?" Social media brought national attention to the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; in New York, Eric [...]

Black Ink II: The Year of the Black Male

Black Ink II: The Year of the Black Male

You can kill black men one at a time, but never will you eliminate blackness. (Photo: OurBlackNews) "It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under." ~The Message By Donald Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews.com  The Black American male must activate his survival mode software to navigate in a [...]

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