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New Study Shows States Have Wasted Over $1M Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

New Study Shows States Have Wasted Over $1M Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

Reported by Victor O of Financial Juneteenth  There are people who believe that a good number of welfare recipients are junkies, with these individuals asking for states to step up efforts to isolate such recipients so as to cut down on benefit payments. However, the states that are already spending money to identify and exclude drug users from [...]

Twin Cities youth violence engagement missing children who use guns to kill

Twin Cities youth violence engagement missing children who use guns to kill

Tune into the Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio Wednesday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. - the phone lines will be open to discuss the recent rash of homicides and what the community can do solve this dangerous epidemic. To listen, click here. The following video (North Minneapolis) was sent to Our Black News via Facebook. This proves some youth are [...]

Open letter to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton: What will you do about the Minnesota Department of Administration not using its authority to correct disparities in contracting for over 16 years?

Open letter to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton: What will you do about the Minnesota Department of Administration not using its authority to correct disparities in contracting for over 16 years?

Editor’s note: For more than 20 years, the Council on Black Minnesotans sat idle conforming to status quo. Two years ago a change happened. Under the leadership of COBM chairman Patwin Lawrence and executive director Edward McDonald, the COBM started to address issues of compliance in the state of Minnesota. In retaliation for the COBM’s [...]

Press Conference: Minnesota’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Friday June 12, 11:00 AM

Press Conference: Minnesota’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Friday June 12, 11:00 AM

URGENT! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS The Minnesota chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold a press conference on Friday June 12, 2015 at 11:00 am in front of the State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to demand Senator Tom Bakk, Senate Majority [...]

Minnesota: When can Black Minnesotans be recognized for bravery and be trans-formed?

Minnesota: When can Black Minnesotans be recognized for bravery and be trans-formed?

Many people are saying Bruce Jenner is brave and courageous but you don't see too many people sharing LT.Colonel. No schoolteacher in Minnesota should have to explain the transition of Bruce Jenner to his or her students until black history, race and caste politics becomes a core standard in Minnesota’s public school system. Can we get back [...]

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 [...]

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