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Minnesota Super Bowl 52: Where is the Community Benefits Agreement?

Minnesota Super Bowl 52: Where is the Community Benefits Agreement?

By Don Allen, Publisher – The Independent Business News Network - September 30, 2017 12:49p I first wanted to ask this question to the City of St. Paul in regards to the new soccer stadium that is already causing major gentrification issues in the Snelling/University neighborhoods. But hey, since the Super Bowl will come and go, let’s start [...]

Ron and Don Show with Ms. Bonita “Bo” Money: Did Al Sharpton sell us out (again)?

Ron and Don Show with Ms. Bonita “Bo” Money: Did Al Sharpton sell us out (again)?

Ms. Bonita "Bo" Money, businesswoman, and a guiding force in the United States cannabis industry. Join us Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30pm on the Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio for an EXCLSIVE interview with co-founder of Women Abuv Ground and co-creator of That Glass Jar™. “Bo” is set to expose a trend of Black men and women [...]

Colin Kaepernick could take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl?

Colin Kaepernick could take the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl?

Colin Kaepernick a Minnesota Viking? Note: Don't be a Redneck. By Don Allen, Publisher Minneapolis, Minn...Yeah, I know…he wouldn’t stand for the National Anthem and now all of the God fearing patriots and NFL front offices are afraid to hire Colin on their team to take them to the Super Bowl; but what about Minnesota? Hey, I'm a [...]

Why local media did not report about stabbing victim in downtown Minneapolis

Why local media did not report about stabbing victim in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis' Warehouse District; once a place of fun and excitement, now a place to watch who you pass on the streets. (photo: Meet Minneapolis - Fair Use, Google Search). If it bleeds, it leads; not in the case of a 24-year old black American female that almost lost her life in downtown Minneapolis. Remember, the Super Bowl is coming [...]

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Larry Tucker; long-time north Minneapolis resident (photo: Facebook). My name is Larry Tucker, I am an American Black having been a resident of Minnesota for over 45 years with one of my four children born in Minneapolis. I have witnessed the decline of the American Blacks in the Twin Cities. It is easy to point [...]

Did Linguistics and the study of language neglect Black boys? #blackdegreesmatter

By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. It troubles me that in 2017 in the United States, we still have a challenge with the teaching of language, reading, literacy and critical thinking to boys of Black American heritage; to be very clear, there are some items we need to explore. First, public schools, curriculum and classroom design were never meant to [...]

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

The Weirdness of Facebook and bumping in to a Facebook friend you’ve never met in person

Facebook: No, it's not real life. Deal with it. (Photo: Fair Use). ...no, I have no conversation for you in Target; that was Facebook, this is real life. (True story) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News I love Facebook; it’s as simple as that. The social media giant of connecting nouns (people, places and things) have been a daily [...]

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 [...]

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