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Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Of course positioning for money and sex makes it harder (phrasing); the cultural assimilation of stewardship for black folks in the Twin Cities has fallen into the hand of shame, disbelief and murder. By Don Allen, Publisher and founder of the Minnesota Institute of Research and Public Policy for the Disparities of Black Minnesotans [...]

The Confederate Flag is a part of Black History

The Confederate Flag is a part of Black History

Truth! (photo: Fair Use. olivierblanchard.net ) Political correctness is getting us in trouble. There needs to be a very important history lesson on why the Confederate Flag is no more a threat then spilled Kool Aid. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News In 1865, with the main Rebel armies facing long odds against much larger Union [...]

Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

"...Children are not bad from the beginning; they only imitate their atmosphere."  Sexuality song by PRINCE By Clique Vehemence, Guest Columnist - Our Black News Damn; we ain't going to get no money for gangs...oh well, let try STD's (photo: Fair Use; Google Search) North Minneapolis has been a hot-bed of gun violence since January [...]

City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

"The problem-makers were not Columbia Heights people; outsiders came in and just kind of caused trouble.” said Columbia Heights city councilman Bruce Nawricki. Hey, don’t get pissed at Nawricki, this is probably information from CH police chief Nadeu. By Don Allen, Publisher and resident of Columbia Heights Columbia Heights, Minn.  - [...]

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Don't black families in a poor neighborhood need the resources DEED grantsprovide? When then does DEED ignore functioning programs? (photo: Every person in the photo can benefit from DEED via Education Explosion. (photo: Average black family) Like MnSure, the Minnesota Department of Health and Met Council, we allege Request for Proposals [...]

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

“This is what it sounds like when Doves Cry.” ~Prince By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News In the mid-1970s, sitting in the band room at Minneapolis Central listening to a conversation between Prince and band teacher James Hamilton, you knew that this five-foot, three-inch brother was going to sail his own ship…nobody would be [...]

Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

If you live long enough, you see history repeat itself. (Data on unemployment provided by The System Scientist) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Headline seekers, poverty pimps, self-appointed community spokespersons, and the most disheartening, young people being led by a few who think they have the only answers for black people in [...]

Part 1: What’s going on at the Center for Communications and Development and it’s subsidiary KMOJ-FM

Part 1: What’s going on at the Center for Communications and Development and it’s subsidiary KMOJ-FM

Does an ad-hoc board that has never announced their meetings have the authority to suspend and release a manager without due process? Ever 15-years or so, KMOJ has an uprising by a few folks who see dollar signs (It is never successful). By Don Allen, former Economic Development Director of the Center for Communications and Development [...]

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

I wrote this many years ago. It was originally posted on February 2, 2012 by City College News in Letters to the Editor. With the hiring of Sharon Pierce, President of Minneapolis Community and Technical, there is a need for an immediate change in the politics which reject the success of the black body. President Pierce must reconfigure the [...]

How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

by German Lopez, Guest Contributor - Our Black News Kevin Earley of Fairfax County, Virginia, knows too well what it's like to be on the bad side of a police officer as a person with bipolar disorder — scared you're about to die. Prior to the encounter, Kevin's father, Pete, called police when Kevin, now 36, acted violently on a [...]

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