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In 2020, can Michelle Obama do what Hillary Clinton could not?

In 2020, can Michelle Obama do what Hillary Clinton could not?

...they said Trump couldn't win... by Don Allen, Publisher  Michelle Obama, possible 2020 presidential candidate? Time will tell. For the record, I’m a Republican; but not an establishment republican – you know the type, especially when you’re a person of color. In this case, I am a reader of the public sphere, or visionary of [...]

Minneapolis Safe: Mayor adds nothing to economic uplift

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges won her seat because voters think she had something in common with local POC. By Don Allen, Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. -  No…more police will not make Minneapolis safe, neither will the ban on plastic bags in local corner stores. This mayor is missing the point; letting the same stores sell glass-crack and [...]

Somali chaos in St. Cloud; check Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Somali chaos in St. Cloud; check Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

by Ann Corcoran (Originally posted on March 26, 2015; but makes much more sense today) If you are angry (about the tension in St. Cloud) and want one entity to blame, it is Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, the primary federal refugee resettlement agency working in St. Cloud! That supposedly ‘Christian’ charitable organization is [...]

Community Activist Alfred D. Flowers enters the Minneapolis Mayor’s race

Community Activist Alfred D. Flowers enters the Minneapolis Mayor’s race

For Immediate Release Alfred D. Flowers Announces candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Truth to the People Know-How to Office Al Flowers is running for Minneapolis mayor. Minneapolis, Minn.  – Thursday, December 22, 2016 – Alfred D. Flowers, community activist [...]

Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans

By Matt Johnson - TheSystemsScientist @TSSNewsMag, Guest Columnist  White Americans live on average 3.6 years longer than black Americans. If you look only at men, the difference becomes 4.4 years. As I found in a recent study, the main reason behind this disparity is that black Americans are at higher risk of most chronic medical [...]

The MN DFL will endorse Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds for Minneapolis Mayor

The MN DFL will endorse Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds for Minneapolis Mayor

Bye-bye Minneapolis mayor Betsy "Equity?" Hodges. Current (and outgoing) Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges thought she had a connection with the people of Minneapolis. With the banning of plastic bags at convenience stores and other non-issue items made into law by Hodges and the current city council, we know there will be a change to [...]

Santa Claus is Black; like Jesus!

Santa Claus is Black; like Jesus!

By Don Allen, Publisher Minnesota Funnies…I hope you folks haven’t been living under a rock all your lives, like Jesus, Santa Claus is full fledged black man. How to you account for the reindeer names?  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixen and Blitzen, with Rudolph; I’m sorry, they’re all brothers (black [...]

A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

In a society where the mainstream is misinformed about black progress denotes a change in thinking. If we look at Postmodernism, we also need to consider Reconstructivism, which is a philosophical theory holding that societies should continually reform themselves in order to establish more perfect governments or social networks. This ideology [...]

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

If you think about it, we have nothing to lose. Black America has sat on the sidelines of economic, educational, social and public policy-making hoping for change. We should take this opportunity during this period of political reconstruction and make the most out of it. By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. – Publisher – Our Black News So you want to [...]

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

I paid a monthly fee to use LinkedIn and I wish I could get my money back. Don Allen, Publisher – Editorial Opinion (Don Allen is the publisher of the Independent Business News Network (IBNN) out of Minneapolis, Minn. He welcomes all comments and concerns to ibnnnews@gmail.com) A few years back I joined the mighty social media, career, job [...]

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