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Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Of course positioning for money and sex makes it harder (phrasing); the cultural assimilation of stewardship for black folks in the Twin Cities has fallen into the hand of shame, disbelief and murder. By Don Allen, Publisher and founder of the Minnesota Institute of Research and Public Policy for the Disparities of Black Minnesotans [...]

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

Prince: The Black Person Mainstream Minnesota truly respected

“This is what it sounds like when Doves Cry.” ~Prince By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News In the mid-1970s, sitting in the band room at Minneapolis Central listening to a conversation between Prince and band teacher James Hamilton, you knew that this five-foot, three-inch brother was going to sail his own ship…nobody would be [...]

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Lisa Clemons: A Dose of Common Sense

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Lisa Clemons: A Dose of Common Sense

Check a solution at the door...please? By Lisa Clemons – Guest Columnist (Unedited-Facebook, with permission) SO I TOOK MY "WOO-SAH" MOMENT BEFORE I DECIDED TO POST...HERE GOES: Today I listened to an elected official, who I do have a lot of respect for, on the radio this morning speaking on the Jamar Clark shooting and the police. I [...]

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

The Segregation of Cultural Competence in the Training of Teaching Education

This week was very hard for me. The guest speaker for one of my classes prompted a conversation about black boys in K-12 and the unfortunate disparities of suspension, disciplinary actions and the disappearance of special education referrals written by teachers. It shocked me to see the professor teaching this class was very uncomfortable talking [...]

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Publishers's note: A special thanks to a friend, brother and veteran for crunching the numbers in some of our most talked about zip codes. What this tells us? Something or someone is being misled about progress, hiring and opportunities. By Matt Johnson, The Systems Scientist, Guest Columnist  Patterns provide us with some insight into the [...]

Are you the President of the United States?

Are you the President of the United States?

Children are very perceptive; sometimes what they perceive reflects the missing components of society and education. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Publisher | Educator Saint Paul, Minn - As some of you might already know, educating black children has been an uphill battle in Minnesota and across the United States. Classrooms, teachers and [...]

Open letter to NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds and collaborators

Open letter to NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds and collaborators

"Self esteem comes from achievements. Not from lax standards and false praise."~Condi Rice By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News Minneapolis, Minn…Personally, I am tired and need to move on. The black community in the Twin Cities has seen its share of poverty pimping, hustling and headline hogging; not to mention local clergy who [...]

Patterns of the 5th Ward: “Race”

Patterns of the 5th Ward: “Race”

Mr. Matt Johnson, Urban Dynamics - The Future of Science and Policy By Matt Johnson, publisher of Urban Dynamics - The Future of Science and Policy, Guest Columnist Over the next five articles, I am going to share with you some interesting patterns I’ve discovered in the 5th ward. In this first article, we well look at the difference in [...]

The Epidemic of Cotton Candy: The slow burn

The Epidemic of Cotton Candy: The slow burn

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will not announce this fatal epidemic of dreams deferred. By Don Allen, Publisher  According to author Malcolm Gladwell, the philosophy of a social epidemic is based on three rules: the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor and the Power of Context. Gladwell contends these rules offer a [...]

Deconstructing Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen and the Double Standards of Race

Deconstructing Bill Cosby, Charlie Sheen and the Double Standards of Race

I really look forward to seeing the headline, "Charlie Sheen, the Sexual Death Sentence." I don't guess we will see that anytime soon. (photo: New York Daily News - Fair Use) When we use the lens of deconstruction in any situation, we realize that there is something wrong or incomplete or dishonest or unintended with how it was put together in [...]

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