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Black on Black Crime and Fixing the Police

Black on Black Crime and Fixing the Police

The iconography of a cold dead Black body lying on a tarred road covered with a sheet, hanging from a tree, choked to death by a policeman, or burned alive by a mob creates a seductive voyeurism which has been a part of American history and culture as long as there has been such. A historically designed “picnic” of the most irregular making. [...]

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 [...]

Part One – North Minneapolis: Will bad public-policy choices continue to influence poverty, blight, and unemployment in the future?

Part One – North Minneapolis: Will bad public-policy choices continue to influence poverty, blight, and unemployment in the future?

I haven’t written an editorial opinion in awhile; the reason being is the academic world keeps me writing and thinking about new and exciting ways to look at the world through a spatial – or 3D lens. So, with that said, I’m going to attempt a wrap-around of North Minneapolis, it’s people, nonprofits, and defining funding moments to ask, [...]

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 [...]

THOR Construction: The Gods of Nothing #BlackLIESMatter

THOR Construction:           The Gods of Nothing #BlackLIESMatter

I apologize if someone thinks this critique is wrong. Black Minnesotans don't have time to for theory when practice is the necessary pathway to prosperity. “Anything times zero, is zero.” -Math By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Columnist – Independent Business News Network (Editorial Opinion) Really, you going to do [...]

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 [...]

Black Silence: When will we address the opioid epidemic?

Black Silence: When will we address the opioid epidemic?

by Ron Edwards - republished with permission of www.TheMinneapolisStory.com There continues to be a very frightening silence in the Twin Cities’ African American communities regarding the spike of African American deaths from drug overdose and what to do about it. check out www.TheMinneapolisStory.com. While it affects all races, [...]

150,000 Black Churches Condemn Marc Morial and The National Urban League for Accepting Blood Money from Wells Fargo

150,000 Black Churches Condemn Marc Morial and The National Urban League for Accepting Blood Money from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Stakeholder Council is a Sham - below, open letter to Mark Morial, President - Urban League By Reverend Anthony Evans, National Black Church Initiative Dead due to lack of connections. (photo: Our Black News) Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative, a coalition of 34,000 churches representing 15.7 million [...]

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 [...]

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