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In 2020, can Michelle Obama do what Hillary Clinton could not?

In 2020, can Michelle Obama do what Hillary Clinton could not?

...they said Trump couldn't win... by Don Allen, Publisher  Michelle Obama, possible 2020 presidential candidate? Time will tell. For the record, I’m a Republican; but not an establishment republican – you know the type, especially when you’re a person of color. In this case, I am a reader of the public sphere, or visionary of [...]

James “Jimmy” Hamilton: The Death of a High School Band Teaching Legend

James “Jimmy” Hamilton: The Death of a High School Band Teaching Legend

Mr. Hamilton had many sons, I was one. He knew what his students needed and made sure each of us worked towards success while listening to his oral history (stories) and experiences to help us avoid making mistakes in life. He did say, “Some of you will touch the flame on the stove just to check and see if it will burn. That’s okay; that’s [...]

Community Activist Alfred D. Flowers enters the Minneapolis Mayor’s race

Community Activist Alfred D. Flowers enters the Minneapolis Mayor’s race

For Immediate Release Alfred D. Flowers Announces candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Truth to the People Know-How to Office Al Flowers is running for Minneapolis mayor. Minneapolis, Minn.  – Thursday, December 22, 2016 – Alfred D. Flowers, community activist [...]

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

Black America: Why not president-elect Donald J. Trump?

If you think about it, we have nothing to lose. Black America has sat on the sidelines of economic, educational, social and public policy-making hoping for change. We should take this opportunity during this period of political reconstruction and make the most out of it. By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. – Publisher – Our Black News So you want to [...]

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Connection Lie?

I paid a monthly fee to use LinkedIn and I wish I could get my money back. Don Allen, Publisher – Editorial Opinion (Don Allen is the publisher of the Independent Business News Network (IBNN) out of Minneapolis, Minn. He welcomes all comments and concerns to ibnnnews@gmail.com) A few years back I joined the mighty social media, career, job [...]

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

Minneapolis mayor must Stand-Down when it comes to president-elect Trump

by Don Allen, Publisher-Educator and Conservative  Minneapolis, Minn. - In a city where the unemployment numbers in many zip codes are double-digits, you’d think the mayor would focus all of offices extra resources on addressing equity, unemployment and economic development in her city; but not Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges. Mayor Hodges is [...]

Confirmed $4. 2 million: Why wasn’t the Minneapolis Urban League asked to take the lead?

Confirmed $4. 2 million: Why wasn’t the Minneapolis Urban League asked to take the lead?

Tune in Wednesday, November 2 to the Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio at 8:30pm. We talk about the surrogates spreading bad information to the community.  (Link to program – online radio) By The Ron and Don Show Minneapolis, Minn. - Community members who cleverly disguise themselves as activists have been spreading a vile lie throughout [...]

Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Editor’s Note: I met Ms. Angela Edwards many years ago when she worked out of the Minneapolis Urban League. Her dedication to all in the community should be commended, but also she is a premiere community stakeholder who walks-the-walk. ~Don Allen By Rick Altorel, Guest Columnist – OurBlackNews.com Angela Edwards is humble. Today in her [...]

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Something is very wrong and nobody is asking questions or getting answers. Essentially, disparities created by unequal treatment in the past persist today because much of the Civil Rights Movement has not progressed beyond legislative and social issues into the arena of economic empowerment through entrepreneurialism and financial literacy. By [...]

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Open letter to the City of Edina, Minnesota: Don’t be a part of Black Chaos

Critical thinking and white guilt don’t mix – but someone wants them to. It’s evident in Minnesota for over 10-generations, neither create wealth nor prosperity for Black Minnesotans…what’s next? It’s self-evident that Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern men and women ought to take pride in their identities and fight for their group [...]

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