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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why police so often see unarmed black men as threats

Why police so often see unarmed black men as threats

by German Lopez Most of the racial prejudice Americans harbor today is subtle and manifests itself in stealthier ways than it did in the past. It shows up in how employers view potential hires, how salespeople choose to assist people at high-end stores, or how teachers dole out punishments to misbehaving students. Often subconscious, these [...]

Zimbabwe to Officially Use China’s Currency

Zimbabwe to Officially Use China’s Currency

The country's finance minister has announced the plan to adopt the Chinese yuan as legal tender in return for debt cancellation worth about $40m. News from Al Jazeera (Doha) Zimbabwe plans to adopt the Chinese yuan as legal tender in return for debt cancellation worth about $40m - a move one economist predicted "has no future at all". China [...]

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 [...]

Deconstructing Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen and the Double Standards of Race

Deconstructing Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen and the Double Standards of Race

I really look forward to seeing the headline, "Charlie Sheen, the Sexual Death Sentence." I don't guess we will see that anytime soon. (photo: New York Daily News - Fair Use) When we use the lens of deconstruction in any situation, we realize that there is something wrong or incomplete or dishonest or unintended with how it was put together in [...]