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Patterns of the 5th Ward: “Race”

Patterns of the 5th Ward: “Race”

Mr. Matt Johnson, Urban Dynamics - The Future of Science and Policy By Matt Johnson, publisher of Urban Dynamics - The Future of Science and Policy, Guest Columnist Over the next five articles, I am going to share with you some interesting patterns I’ve discovered in the 5th ward. In this first article, we well look at the difference in [...]

The Epidemic of Cotton Candy: The slow burn

The Epidemic of Cotton Candy: The slow burn

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will not announce this fatal epidemic of dreams deferred. By Don Allen, Publisher  According to author Malcolm Gladwell, the philosophy of a social epidemic is based on three rules: the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor and the Power of Context. Gladwell contends these rules offer a [...]

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

"I love my people; not just the ones who make it to the 6 and 10." Publisher Don Allen, Our Black News. With over six homicides in Minneapolis’ minority-ethnic community since death of Jamar Clark, you would think someone would be worried about the dangers of oversight. No, these invisible black-on-black murdered men and women will not make [...]

A Philosophy of Knowledge – Don Allen

A Philosophy of Knowledge  – Don Allen

Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News (Minneapolis, MN.) Before I start blogging about what’s happening in the black community since the death of Jamar Clark, I need to educate you on my beliefs and philosophy on knowledge. This is an important lesson that will provide background about my position on why we (black Minnesotans) remain static [...]

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"  ~ The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. By Don Allen, Publisher – OurBlackNews.com  The United States is a melting [...]

OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

by DANIELLE MOODIE-MILLS (Originally published on NBCNEWS.com) Dear Teachers, As a black woman who grew up in a 96 percent white suburban school in Long Island, New York, it was hard not to notice me—a member of the "only one club". The only one who the teacher wouldn't make eye contact with when discussing slavery, the [...]

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

Black Fathers, please come back. Our children need us, and our voices. When black children are in a system designed to marginalize, obstruct and deny the black family unit – we need only to look at a group of Minnesota lawmakers who have sent a solid message by looking the other way. The legislation to restructure the Council on Black [...]

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

We have read about the Minneapolis Public School system and their failure in education of the most at-risk learners. It's time for a new deal for Urban Mom. by Don Allen, Publisher - OBN Actually it should be "Receivership, Reconstruction, and Rollout." Minneapolis, Minn. – (Education)…USA VALUES, LLC has delivered a draft plan, “A [...]

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Posted - OBN Public Service Announcement If you have not completed our community concerns survey, please go to the below link (or copy and paste in your browser) to complete it. Also take a moment to send it around to your contacts. We need more participants and have toclose the survey on Friday October 9, 2015 to complete our report.  We [...]

Time for the Nuclear Option: Raining Money on Main Street

Time for the Nuclear Option: Raining Money on Main Street

by Ellen Brown Predictions are that we will soon be seeing the “nuclear option” — central bank-created money injected directly into the real economy. All other options having failed, governments will be reduced to issuing money outright to cover budget deficits. So warns a September 18 article on ZeroHedge titled “It Begins: [...]

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