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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 [...]

National experts on Community Policing right here in Minnesota; Dayton, DFL, Minneapolis officials ignore “gift”

National experts on Community Policing right here in Minnesota; Dayton, DFL, Minneapolis officials ignore “gift”

The black community in the state of Minnesota is torn into many silos. One group seeks empowerment, fame and money; the others seek to address Minnesota’s continued mismanagement of economic assets for the minority-ethnic communities. Sources tell Our Black News and internal audit is underway inside of the Minnesota Department of Administration, [...]

Honoring the life of Jamar Clark…Why?

Honoring the life of Jamar Clark…Why?

The worst part about crowds gathering for a cause is that MOST of them have only heard hearsay from someone that wants them to believe and listen to only X. The crowd doesn't know the facts, some don't care about the facts, and they just want a tag line to follow. If Blacks did some research they will discover that white people are not seeking [...]

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

The Death of Jamar Clark versus the Invisible Black-on-Black Murdered

"I love my people; not just the ones who make it to the 6 and 10." Publisher Don Allen, Our Black News. With over six homicides in Minneapolis’ minority-ethnic community since death of Jamar Clark, you would think someone would be worried about the dangers of oversight. No, these invisible black-on-black murdered men and women will not make [...]

A Philosophy of Knowledge – Don Allen

A Philosophy of Knowledge  – Don Allen

Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News (Minneapolis, MN.) Before I start blogging about what’s happening in the black community since the death of Jamar Clark, I need to educate you on my beliefs and philosophy on knowledge. This is an important lesson that will provide background about my position on why we (black Minnesotans) remain static [...]

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

Give me your tired, your poor: Don’t Block progress because of privilege

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"  ~ The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. By Don Allen, Publisher – OurBlackNews.com  The United States is a melting [...]

Another Police shooting; So what…You forgot about Terrence Franklin, you’ll forget about this one too

Another Police shooting; So what…You forgot about Terrence Franklin, you’ll forget about this one too

Honestly, no one cares about the average Black Minnesotan. They don't care when there's a shooting in our neighborhood either. Seems it's more about economics. If your family has money, or you know someone in high places, ONLY then do they care. It also seems, to me, to be a breakdown in the neighborhoods. If we are afraid to report crimes to the [...]

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