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MACV to Hold 2016 Metro StandDown August 2 – 3

MACV to Hold 2016 Metro StandDown August 2 – 3

StandDown 2016                                                            Media Contact: Nathaniel Saltz, Interim Executive Director, MACV (651) 224-0290 Office (612) 743-2891 Cell nsaltz@mac-v.org Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be holding the 24th annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown [...]

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Oh...you don't want to give any black agencies state funds to end veterans homelessness. Mmm, 2016, all eyes on you! (photo: Don Allen, Founder-OBN) If you ever needed a real-time example of a worthless campaign commitment, then all you have to do is read the City of Minneapolis website news (January 31, 2014); then in 2016, travel to almost [...]

Protecting Law Enforcement: Outside report clears Cleveland officer, citing “Acted Reasonable” in murder of 12-year-old boy

Protecting Law Enforcement: Outside report clears Cleveland officer, citing “Acted Reasonable” in murder of 12-year-old boy

There is no justification for the murder of a 12-year-old by Cleveland Police By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News This could have been any of our black American boys. Father's, pay close attention to your sons. Thank you. Minneapolis, Minn. - Cleveland police officer Tim Loehmann, reported to have many challenges personal and [...]

Military Families’ Reliance On Food Stamps Hit A Record High

Military Families’ Reliance On Food Stamps Hit A Record High

I wish someone could explain to me why our military personnel need food stamps. Editors note: DOD-run stores, known as commissaries, sell food to active-duty and retired military personnel and their families at prices that are lower than what private grocers charge. Nearly $104 million of the $6.2 billion in total revenue the commissaries [...]

If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

If you think burning the American Flag anywhere in Minnesota is tolerated…you’re wrong

By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News (formally IBNN News) Where is #blaklivesmatter? I'll tell you; far away from black life. (Photo: Star Tribune story 5/17) Minneapolis, Minn…As a former active duty military solider, now scholar, it shocks me to see the limited amount of intellectual aptitude from those who wish to deface the [...]