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Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Larry Tucker; long-time north Minneapolis resident (photo: Facebook). My name is Larry Tucker, I am an American Black having been a resident of Minnesota for over 45 years with one of my four children born in Minneapolis. I have witnessed the decline of the American Blacks in the Twin Cities. It is easy to point [...]

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu There is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe a major reason for the gap is we continue to close schools for the summer as if we are an agrarian [...]

Did Linguistics and the study of language neglect Black boys? #blackdegreesmatter

By Don Allen, M.A. Ed. It troubles me that in 2017 in the United States, we still have a challenge with the teaching of language, reading, literacy and critical thinking to boys of Black American heritage; to be very clear, there are some items we need to explore. First, public schools, curriculum and classroom design were never meant to [...]

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

By BRANDO SIMEO STARKEY from The Undefeated A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, a program that employed researchers from 1936 to 1938 to interview former enslaved [...]

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

White Privilege gives Gay Marriage the whiteness it needs to become a social norm: Can Blackness become a social norm using the Gay strategy?

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader from Spokane, Wash., who resigned after it came to light that she was falsely presenting herself as black has repeatedly said she identifies comfortably as black. There is an ongoing uproar behind Dolezal’s admission of identity-fondness of the black body, but also an oversight of Bruce Jenner as Katlyn [...]

Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not get Affirmative Action. By Don Allen (Critical Thinking) …These days, when you hear the word “diversity” used on every college campus, at local schools, Fortune 500 companies an local-city political infrastructures that denote diversity is the number-one mission for it’s citizens, it makes you wonder what they [...]

We talk Republicans and Democrats and ask: Which party will start the healing and stop the Doom and Gloom?

We talk Republicans and Democrats and ask: Which party will start the healing and stop the Doom and Gloom?

Black Jedi Radio Network© You can listen to the Black Republican, Black Democrat Show at 6pm CST this Saturday via the iHeartRadio app on iTunes. Search "Twin Cities News Talk - AM 1130." Black Jedi Radio Network© By Black Politics in Minnesota One of the biggest of the Left's Big Lies is that conservative political groups and [...]

Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans

By Matt Johnson - TheSystemsScientist @TSSNewsMag, Guest Columnist  White Americans live on average 3.6 years longer than black Americans. If you look only at men, the difference becomes 4.4 years. As I found in a recent study, the main reason behind this disparity is that black Americans are at higher risk of most chronic medical [...]

A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

A Postmodern approach to parenthetical Blackness

In a society where the mainstream is misinformed about black progress denotes a change in thinking. If we look at Postmodernism, we also need to consider Reconstructivism, which is a philosophical theory holding that societies should continually reform themselves in order to establish more perfect governments or social networks. This ideology [...]

Black Minnesotans: Is Unity a Weakness?

Black Minnesotans: Is Unity a Weakness?

By Don Allen, Publisher  Unity is not a social cabal. (photo: Family Quotes | ... Love Family Wisdom Quote - Fair Use) I’ve been to the East Coast, West Coast, down south and Canada. The black communities I engaged with wanted me to see the unique and intentional diversity, collaborations and success they had when working as a solid [...]

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