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They don’t need signs

They don’t need signs

No, they don't need signs to tell us our blackness makes them feel uncomfortable and that we should not been alive. It does not matter; black or white, you are not born a racist. Being a racist is a skill-sets taught to those with a lower-level of thinking. By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News They don’t need signs to tell us how [...]

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

For those outside of reality, coonery exists as a tight fitting hat or a reversible reality.   By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” becomes more timely and relevant in 2015 than ever before with the talk about the New Black. Hip Hop music artist Pharrell, interviewed by Oprah [...]

A Message to the Ancestors from the Angry Black Boy

A Message to the Ancestors from the Angry Black Boy

By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Someone carries a key; a key to the past - searching for a door; a door with a lock.  A door with a keyhole; a keyhole that unlocks the past and shows someone the future. Lifting the ancestors, my ancestors, I see a vague a tattered past; a past reminiscent of an egg, an egg that has dropped out of a [...]

Black folks have become inconsequential outside of their inner circles

Black folks have become inconsequential outside of their inner circles

By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News (Independent Business News NetworksTM) Okay, I first have to apologize to my brothers and sisters from the East and West Coasts; especially the hard working blacks in the south. I have seen your greatness in many areas and I applaud your work ethic and ability to maintain sustainability. Let me [...]

If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News (formally IBNN News) Where is #blaklivesmatter? I'll tell you; far away from black life. (Photo: Star Tribune story 5/17) Minneapolis, Minn…As a former active duty military solider, now scholar, it shocks me to see the limited amount of intellectual aptitude from those who wish to deface the [...]

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

Why Does Obama Keep Trying to Play Daddy to Black America?

By Yvette Carnell, Originally posted on YourBlackNews.com Do you ever notice that when President Obama speaks to black people, the tone seems to change? Some welcome the shift in conversation as a reflection of cozy familiarity. Others, however, feel that the president tends to shift his focus from policy to preaching, or from advocacy to [...]

Identity

Identity

“We keep coming back to the question of representation because identity is always about representation. People forget that when they wanted white women to get into the workforce because of the world war, what did they start doing? They started having a lot of commercials, a lot of movies, a lot of things that were redoing the female image, [...]

Why Black America gets bad news coverage…

Why Black America gets bad news coverage…

“If you're member of society that has been brainwashed by the mainstream media, stop here and return to your seat.” By Don Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews In preparation for Hamline University’s Commitment to Community keynote address on Oct. 1, 2013 by world-renowned author, educator and race expert Tim Wise, I have decided to begin the [...]

What if author Tim Wise was Black?

What if author Tim Wise was Black?

There is a difference between Wise and those who bask in unadulterated self-congratulation, fully donning the mantle of the White Savior. by Don Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews (Originally published in the Hamline University Oracle in Fall 2013) On October 1, congruent with the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Hamline will [...]

White Threat, Black Sweat: A Manifesto of America’s Consciousness

White Threat, Black Sweat: A Manifesto of America’s Consciousness

While a lot of Americans seem rather obsessed with saving fetuses, the value of a grown human colored in hues of brown and black seem to be on the decrease. By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black New "...The home of the who?" Social media brought national attention to the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; in New York, Eric [...]

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