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What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu There is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian [...]

Did Linguistics and the study of language neglect Black boys? #blackdegreesmatter

By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. It troubles me that in 2017 in the United States, we still have a challenge with the teaching of language, reading, literacy and critical thinking to boys of Black American heritage; to be very clear, there are some items we need to explore. First, public schools, curriculum and classroom design were never meant to [...]

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

Facebook: No, it's not real life. Deal with it. (Photo: Fair Use). ...no, I have no conversation for you in Target; that was Facebook, this is real life. (True story) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News I love Facebook; it’s as simple as that. The social media giant of connecting nouns (people, places and things) have been a daily [...]

Bonita “BO” Money and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jonathan Hornerbrink on the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show…Saturday at 6pm (CST)

Bonita “BO” Money and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jonathan Hornerbrink on the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show…Saturday at 6pm (CST)

Don Allen, Jamar Nelson: Keep it Real Radio. Join co-hosts Don Allen and Jamar Nelson Saturday at 6pm on Twin Cities News Talk’s Black Republican, Black Democrat Show on AM 1130, FM 103.5 and online at www.TwinCitesNewsTalk.com. In our first segment, we present in a #BRBD exclusive, Bonita “Bo” Money, one of the few women of color in the [...]

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

By BRANDO SIMEO STARKEY from The Undefeated A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, a program that employed researchers from 1936 to 1938 to interview former enslaved [...]

Black Republican, Black Democrat welcomes Fancy Ray McCloney: Minneapolis’ Mayor of good looking!

Black Republican, Black Democrat welcomes Fancy Ray McCloney: Minneapolis’ Mayor of good looking!

Join us Saturday at 6pm (CST) on AM 1130, FM 103.5, Twin Cities News Talk – KLTK AM/FM for Black Republican, Black Democrat Show brought to you by the Black Jedi Radio Network©…a better place for #BlackTalkRadio. Fancy Ray McCloney - the Best Looking Man in Comedy talks politics, history and show biz! Tune into the runaway hit radio [...]

Minnesota GOP deputy chair cancels radio guest appearance frightened of Black Republican

Minnesota GOP deputy chair cancels radio guest appearance frightened of Black Republican

Don Allen, co-host (with Jamar Nelson) of #TCNT’s Black Republican, Black Democrat Show...he’s big, black and conservative, why is the current deputy chairperson of the Minnesota GOP afraid to talk “issues” with Allen? Minnesota GOP deputy chairperson shows he’s not fit to lead the MNGOP out of a wet paper bag; its not personal, it [...]

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as black has repeatedly said she identifies comfortably as black. There is an ongoing uproar behind Dolezal’s admission of identity-fondness of the black body, but also an oversight of Bruce Jenner as Katlyn [...]

Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not get Affirmative Action. By Don Allen (Critical Thinking) …These days, when you hear the word “diversity” used on every college campus, at local schools, Fortune 500 companies an local-city political infrastructures that denote diversity is the number-one mission for it’s citizens, it makes you wonder what they [...]

Part 1: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development must change grant procedures in 2017

Part 1: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development must change grant procedures in 2017

Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff. (photo: Fair Use) By Don Allen, Publisher  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has surfed for proposals long enough. The process that DEED now uses is incomplete, lacks vision and obstructs great organizations, people and ideas from being funded. One of the main [...]

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