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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 [...]

This is a message to all high school seniors (and their parents). If you were planning to enroll in college next fall — don’t.

This is a message to all high school seniors (and their parents). If you were planning to enroll in college next fall — don’t.

by Diane Klein 1. No school will be “back to normal” in fall 2020. 2020 is a wash... No one knows whether colleges and universities will offer face-to-face instruction in the fall, or whether they will stay open if they do. No one knows whether dorms and cafeterias will reopen, or whether team sports will practice and play. It’s [...]

WHY IS THE DANIELSON FRAMEWORK STILL BEING USED?

WHY IS THE DANIELSON FRAMEWORK STILL BEING USED?

IBNN in collaboration with Our Black News provides this very important article with the permission of Dr. Andrew Johnson. Originally published on March 13, 2019 via Linkedin. The most important question: "Why are schools and teacher preparation programs still using the Danielson Framework?" By Dr, Andrew Johnson - Posted with permission [...]

The Last Day of Black History Month: Is the “Dream” still deferred?

The Last Day of Black History Month: Is the “Dream” still deferred?

I had an idea about how the dream looked, I saw it in many forms of media (print, television, and radio + culture) from the 1960s up to now - but if you take a closer look, the dream might not ever arrive…and this time, it’s not your fault. By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Columnist Editorial Opinion: To tell you the truth, I don’t [...]

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 [...]

The New Black, Bullets and Racism

The New Black, Bullets and Racism

By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Columnist - The Independent Business News Network There is nothing new about being treated in the old ways. Racial prejudice: “My Culture Made Me Do It” Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn...(Editorial Opinion) - Every morning before I part from my family, I kiss my sons goodbye as if I will never see them again. I [...]

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 [...]

Minneapolis Homeless Advocates lose over $600,000 in Federal funding

Minneapolis Homeless Advocates lose over $600,000 in Federal funding

By Guy Terrill Gambill  - Publisher of The Daily Desmadre and Guest Columnist  Is there a "tick" in the city and counties progressive ideology? (photo: Lyme Disease and Ticks: What You Need To Know - Fair Use: www.glutathionepro.com) Minneapolis, Minn. - (Editorial Facts)...How did Minneapolis Homeless Advocates lose over $600,000 in [...]

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