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Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

Video posted by Our Black News - Louis CK, "Being White." by Steve Gunn, Editor-in-chief of EAGnews - OBN Guest Contributor ST. PAUL, Minn. – Have the taxpayers of St. Paul spent nearly $3 million over the past five years to bring chaos and danger to their schools and students? Apparently so. In 2010, the St. Paul school [...]

Minnesota Department of Education Parent Information Focus Groups scheduled

Minnesota Department of Education Parent Information Focus Groups scheduled

Our Black News - Community Alert 2015  *See Letter to Parents and Guardians below A perfect opportunity for parents to give feedback. Letter to Recruit Parents-Focus-Groups The Minnesota Department of Education is working on a redesign of the Individualized Student Reports (ISRs) provided to parents or guardians each year with test [...]

Governor Mark Dayton’s Pre-K Plan (information) is purposely being kept away from Black Minnesotans

Governor Mark Dayton’s Pre-K Plan (information) is purposely being kept away from Black Minnesotans

Governor Mark Dayton's plan is graded. (Photo: "F" - Fair Use). The evolution of Jim Crow seems to follow black Minnesotans into employment, economic development and education. The governor's universal preschool plan for 4-year-olds will drive every program created by people of color outside MN's public education system out of business. [...]

Is Downtown Minneapolis is safe…do black youth have summer jobs? (No)

Is Downtown Minneapolis is safe…do black youth have summer jobs? (No)

If young black at-risk students do not have summer jobs to look forward to, downtown Minneapolis will become the mecca of hanging out, which leads to nothing but bad things. Come on, we have seen this too many years in a row. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Yes, downtown Minneapolis has a lot to see and offer. But city officials [...]

Medical cannabis law changes clarify use in health care facilities

Medical cannabis law changes clarify use in health care facilities

Medical marijuana news in Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health Certification and registration starts June 1 Media inquiries: Scott Smith - MDH Communications, Phone: 651-201-5806 During the final days of the 2015 regular legislative session, state lawmakers amended Minnesota’s medical cannabis statute to address patients’ use of [...]

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 [...]

The Suicide Rate for African American Boys has doubled since 1993

The Suicide Rate for African American Boys has doubled since 1993

By Your Black World A study published in the JAMA Pediatrics on Tuesday found that black-boys suicide rate among has doubled since 1993. The suicide rate among white children during the same period has declined. Why do black youth commit suicide? The study tracked the suicide rate of children aged 5 to 11 from 1993 to 2012. During the [...]

What can the Minneapolis Urban League do to survive it’s own reputation?

What can the Minneapolis Urban League do to survive it’s own reputation?

Today I, Don Allen offer an olive branch to the Minneapolis Urban League. If I have to work to help keep the doors open, then let it be. It is much more important the agency survives its own storm with the assistance of broad thinkers like myself who hold the key to survival and re-invention. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News [...]

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 [...]

Minneapolis Urban League will not seek new contract for Urban League Academy, ending 40-year partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Urban League will not seek new contract for Urban League Academy, ending 40-year partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools

OBN Editors Note: If you did not see this coming, the evidence was clear as the nose on your face. For Immediate Release - Contact: Steven Belton,  sbelton@mul.org - 612-302-3101 Minneapolis, MN - The Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) Board of Directors and Interim CEO announce today the MUL will not seek to renew for the 2015-2016 [...]

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