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The Confederate Flag is a part of Black History

The Confederate Flag is a part of Black History

Truth! (photo: Fair Use. olivierblanchard.net ) Political correctness is getting us in trouble. There needs to be a very important history lesson on why the Confederate Flag is no more a threat then spilled Kool Aid. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News In 1865, with the main Rebel armies facing long odds against much larger Union [...]

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Don't black families in a poor neighborhood need the resources DEED grantsprovide? When then does DEED ignore functioning programs? (photo: Every person in the photo can benefit from DEED via Education Explosion. (photo: Average black family) Like MnSure, the Minnesota Department of Health and Met Council, we allege Request for Proposals [...]

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Dead white men on green and white pieces of paper will make some black folks abandon common sense thinking. Tune in this Wednesday at 8:30pm for one of the most important community programs to hit the airwaves in 2016. Our special guest is north Minneapolis pastor Jerry McAfee. Phone lines will be open. To listen on Wednesday at 8:30pm, CLICK [...]

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

MCTC’s Student Life: Being Colorblind won’t help the majority

I wrote this many years ago. It was originally posted on February 2, 2012 by City College News in Letters to the Editor. With the hiring of Sharon Pierce, President of Minneapolis Community and Technical, there is a need for an immediate change in the politics which reject the success of the black body. President Pierce must reconfigure the [...]

Super Tuesday: Black, Hispanic, Asian and Somali Minnesotans must send a message to the Democratic Party of America; we Like Donald Trump!

Super Tuesday: Black, Hispanic, Asian and Somali Minnesotans must send a message to the Democratic Party of America; we Like Donald Trump!

Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News (Minneapolis, MN.) Sending a message is a beautiful thing… By Don Allen, Publisher We can agree do disagree about politics, people and and what candidate you’d like to see as the chosen one. The things we can agree on is since 2008, the lifestyles of black and other minority ethnics in Minnesotans [...]

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

This week was very hard for me. The guest speaker for one of my classes prompted a conversation about black boys in K-12 and the unfortunate disparities of suspension, disciplinary actions and the disappearance of special education referrals written by teachers. It shocked me to see the professor teaching this class was very uncomfortable talking [...]

Technology in K-12 Classrooms: A drastic change in our educational system has been in the roll of a Teacher

Technology in K-12 Classrooms: A drastic change in our educational system has been in the roll of a Teacher

Everyday new technology is being introduced into classrooms around word. Will it do hurt or harm? By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Minneapolis, Minn. - The methods in which teachers impart knowledge on students have drastically changed over the last century. There have been profound changes in the philosophy behind the teaching [...]

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Publishers's note: A special thanks to a friend, brother and veteran for crunching the numbers in some of our most talked about zip codes. What this tells us? Something or someone is being misled about progress, hiring and opportunities. By Matt Johnson, The Systems Scientist, Guest Columnist  Patterns provide us with some insight into the [...]

Are you the President of the United States?

Are you the President of the United States?

Children are very perceptive; sometimes what they perceive reflects the missing components of society and education. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Publisher | Educator Saint Paul, Minn - As some of you might already know, educating black children has been an uphill battle in Minnesota and across the United States. Classrooms, teachers and [...]

The cost of white privilege

The cost of white privilege

By Doug Mann, Guest Columnist - Our Black News Twin Cities and a member of the Minneapolis NAACP. Is "White Privilege" something like not being oppressed on account of race, i.e., about not having equal access to jobs, housing, cab rides, service in a restaurant, and not being stereotyped as lazy, shiftless, etc? The term "white privilege" [...]

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