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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 [...]

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

by Don Allen, Publisher-Educator and Conservative  Minneapolis, Minn. - In a city where the unemployment numbers in many zip codes are double-digits, you’d think the mayor would focus all of offices extra resources on addressing equity, unemployment and economic development in her city; but not Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges. Mayor Hodges is [...]

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

Trump presidency brings another period of Reconstruction for Black America

At one time in history, black boys and girls wore suit and ties, dresses and big hats to school. They wouldn’t leave the house without being presentable, respectful and proud of who they were. Once again, we (Black Americans) have been offered an opportunity to use this period of Reconstruction to build, own and grow our brand that has been [...]

Confirmed $4. 2 million: Why wasn’t the Minneapolis Urban League asked to take the lead?

Confirmed $4. 2 million: Why wasn’t the Minneapolis Urban League asked to take the lead?

Tune in Wednesday, November 2 to the Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio at 8:30pm. We talk about the surrogates spreading bad information to the community.  (Link to program – online radio) By The Ron and Don Show Minneapolis, Minn. - Community members who cleverly disguise themselves as activists have been spreading a vile lie throughout [...]

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Something is very wrong and nobody is asking questions or getting answers. Essentially, disparities created by unequal treatment in the past persist today because much of the Civil Rights Movement has not progressed beyond legislative and social issues into the arena of economic empowerment through entrepreneurialism and financial literacy. By [...]

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