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BREXIT shakes the world, but what is it and what does it mean?

BREXIT shakes the world, but what is it and what does it mean?

Editor Notes: Many people of color in the in the United States do not have access to the back story about what’s happening in the UK. I have asked one of the most important people in my social network to explain in simple clarity the implications of the exit to include her own viewpoint that is better than most United States mainstream media [...]

Letter: The black community isn’t doing enough

Letter: The black community isn’t doing enough

by Michael Graves, Originally posted on the Times-News 6.18.16 (photo: Times-News - Fair Use) I watched at a recent Burlington Housing Authority event where volunteers were being recognized for their work and The Holy Comforter Church had adopted Newlin Elementary School. Newlin is around 95 percent low income and minority and the Holy [...]

Slaves in [SPACE]: The Twin Cities Bill Davis Syndrome

Bill Davis is not the first – and certainly not the last. The Davis Syndrome is ever present in the black community. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Minneapolis, Minn. - People ask me why do I write about black people and not about white people. The truth is I’m an equal opportunity blogger-investigate reporter…if you quack [...]

Part I: Northside Achievement Zone: Return on Investment doesn’t add up to success

College ready? Does that mean that all of the "zones" children will go to college? 2035 is far away; bullets and violence are here today. At the end of 2014, Minnesota Public Radio did a story about Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). The story cites, “An ambitious effort to improve the academic performance of children in north Minneapolis is [...]

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 [...]

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