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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 [...]

Should Voters in 59B Vote for the Other Guy? Exclusive: Letter to Voters from Lacy Johnson

“Everyone looks for conflict of interests but never looks at common interests. This is our problem, the Black Minnesotans curse and rationale for how easy it is for anyone to gentrify any neighborhood in Black Minnesota.” ~D. Allen By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Columnist   Any political inquiry needs a question. A question that might [...]

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

Don Allen and Lennie Chism bring strong conversations to education. (Flyer by Winston Allen -pro bono). Are you interested in social justice and education? Come to the Social Justice Education Fair on October 18 at the Science Museum of MN! Registration links can be found on Facebook and on the website tcedfair.org Special [...]

If humanity is our virtue, then why do we continue to invest in wounds?

If humanity is our virtue, then why do we continue to invest in wounds?

At first it was workforce; then housing; now mental illness is the #1 challenge Black Minnesotans have? We really need to look at who sets these agendas that historically, organizationally, and politically that fail Black Minnesotans. Mental Illness in the Minnesota’s Black Community will turn in to millions of dollars for everybody but us. When [...]

You cannot have Justice or Peace within a framework of Inequality; they’re Incompatible

By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Opinion Writer  While there is no remedy for fair and balanced news coverage (FOX is light-years from “fair and balanced”), the mainstream media news remains a secluded sector. Mostly controlled by white males who in light of recent news coverage seem to not give a damn about the plight of black Americans or [...]

Did a Minnesota construction firm build sub-standard Housing in Haiti?

Tune into the Ron and Don Show by clicking this link at 8:30pm: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2018/03/29/did-a-minnesota-construction-firm-build-sub-standard-housing-in-haiti  Call in to speak with the host (347) 426-3904 Related Stories “How Disaster Relief Became a Disaster of its Own - Jake Johnston in Boston [...]

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds must lead the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds must lead the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

We have many challenges in Minneapolis' Black community...the appointment of Levy-Pounds as head of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights would be a step in the right direction.  By Don Allen, Senior Editorial Columnist Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds can do the job that needs to be done. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) Minneapolis, [...]

Review of the Hennepin County Ten-Year Plan to end Homelessness for Single Adults #FAIL

Review of the Hennepin County Ten-Year Plan to end Homelessness for Single Adults #FAIL

Veterans, Families, Adults still homeless at the hands of pencil pushers without a clue. (photo: Homeless shelter gets city support, despite complaints...#MinnPost) This writer is reviewing the information provided to this writer in response to a Freedom of Information request for all data from The Heading Home Hennepin Ten Year Plan to End [...]

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