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A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

In a society where the mainstream is misinformed about black progress denotes a change in thinking. If we look at Postmodernism, we also need to consider Reconstructivism, which is a philosophical theory holding that societies should continually reform themselves in order to establish more perfect governments or social networks. This ideology [...]

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

If you think about it, we have nothing to lose. Black America has sat on the sidelines of economic, educational, social and public policy-making hoping for change. We should take this opportunity during this period of political reconstruction and make the most out of it. By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. – Publisher – Our Black News So you want to [...]

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

I paid a monthly fee to use LinkedIn and I wish I could get my money back. Don Allen, Publisher – Editorial Opinion (Don Allen is the publisher of the Independent Business News Network (IBNN) out of Minneapolis, Minn. He welcomes all comments and concerns to ibnnnews@gmail.com) A few years back I joined the mighty social media, career, job [...]

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

by Don Allen, Publisher-Educator and Conservative  Minneapolis, Minn. - In a city where the unemployment numbers in many zip codes are double-digits, you’d think the mayor would focus all of offices extra resources on addressing equity, unemployment and economic development in her city; but not Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges. Mayor Hodges is [...]

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

At one time in history, black boys and girls wore suit and ties, dresses and big hats to school. They wouldn’t leave the house without being presentable, respectful and proud of who they were. Once again, we (Black Americans) have been offered an opportunity to use this period of Reconstruction to build, own and grow our brand that has been [...]

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Critical thinking and white guilt don’t mix – but someone wants them to. It’s evident in Minnesota for over 10-generations, neither create wealth nor prosperity for Black Minnesotans…what’s next? It’s self-evident that Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern men and women ought to take pride in their identities and fight for their group [...]

With so much prosperity in Minnesota, why are boys and babies still being killed?

With so much prosperity in Minnesota, why are boys and babies still being killed?

“I’ve lived in north Minneapolis all my life. I’ve never worked on the new football field; neither have any of my friends…we’re all broke.” ~Robert Johnson, resident of north Minneapolis By Don Allen with data provided by Matt Johnson (The System Scientist) It was one of the biggest announcements after the completion of the U.S. [...]

Trump challenges — can Democrats respond?

Trump challenges — can Democrats respond?

Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story(dot)com. By Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story and Guest Columnist Donald Trump spoke truth when he asked Blacks in Milwaukee, Friday, August 19, 2016, what has the Democratic Party done for Blacks, and then appealed to the Black vote by asking, “What the hell have you got to lose?” These [...]

The continued battle by Michael Keefe for Justice

The continued battle by Michael Keefe for Justice

By Mr. Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story We have just learned from sources in Washington, D.C., that the Department of Justice will open an investigation into the matter of Michael Keefe and move against the city of Minneapolis with indictments of criminal charges against current and former Minneapolis officials. The stunning aspect of [...]

Black Minnesotans: Is Unity a Weakness?

Black Minnesotans: Is Unity a Weakness?

By Don Allen, Publisher  Unity is not a social cabal. (photo: Family Quotes | ... Love Family Wisdom Quote - Fair Use) I’ve been to the East Coast, West Coast, down south and Canada. The black communities I engaged with wanted me to see the unique and intentional diversity, collaborations and success they had when working as a solid [...]

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