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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 [...]

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 [...]

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges starts community outreach war with $250K political payoff

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges starts community outreach war with $250K political payoff

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges is wrong. It’s an election year and she just played her hand to show all the Minneapolis voters she’s the queen of political payoffs, backroom deals and an advocate for keeping downtown Minneapolis in chaos. #BandAidBetsy By Don Allen, Publisher (Editorial)…Minneapolis’ black community has always been [...]

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 [...]

The Black Republican, Black Democrat Show: Better Ed with Devin Foley – Saturday

The Black Republican, Black Democrat Show: Better Ed with Devin Foley – Saturday

By Black Politics in Minnesota Tune in to the runaway hit radio show featuring two of the Twin Cities most prominent Black American talking heads: Don Allen (Our Black News) and Jamar Nelson (Black Politics in Minnesota) come together to form the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show LIVE every Saturday night on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130, [...]

The Black Republican, Black Democrat Show: Introducing the System Scientist Matt Johnson

The Black Republican, Black Democrat Show: Introducing the System Scientist Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson (photo: Fair Use) Tune in this Saturday at 6pm (CST) for the best in #BlackTalkRadio on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130, FM 103.5, or download the iHeartRadio app has we welcome Mr. Matt Johnson and other surprises. You can also listen LIVE via the world-wide web by going to www.TwinCitiesNewsTalk.com - an iHeartRadio station. This [...]

President Trump: Pass the K-Y Jelly; is Black America Screwed?

President Trump: Pass the K-Y Jelly; is Black America Screwed?

By Don Allen, Publisher President Donald Trump has been a rapid fire sub-machine gun when it comes to signing and acting on Executive Orders in under two weeks in office. In most cases, a new president spreads out his agenda taking the first year, or so to implement campaign promises…not president Trump. Earlier in 2016, Trump asked black [...]

Black Politicians That Will Make Big Impact in 2017

By Cliff Peterson, Contributing Senior Columnist  While Trump did win the Presidency and has nominated mostly fellow Caucasians to his Cabinet, there are still a fair number of black politicians around – including one or two who may be contenders for the Presidency in 2020. Consider the following individuals: Keith Ellison Keith [...]

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