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City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

City of Columbia Heights and its Black youth trouble-maker problem

"The problem-makers were not Columbia Heights people; outsiders came in and just kind of caused trouble.” said Columbia Heights city councilman Bruce Nawricki. Hey, don’t get pissed at Nawricki, this is probably information from CH police chief Nadeu. By Don Allen, Publisher and resident of Columbia Heights Columbia Heights, Minn.  - [...]

Open letter to the Mayor’s Husband: Gary Cunningham – Don’t worry, it will be okay…

Open letter to the Mayor’s Husband: Gary Cunningham – Don’t worry, it will be okay…

Video by IBNN NEWS (Press Conference) By Don Allen – Publisher, Our Black News Gary: Why don't you join me on this swim. (photo: Fair Use 2016) The first time we met was at NorthPoint during the African American Men’s Project. I regularly came to meetings for the communications committee. Regardless or not if we ever had a [...]

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Minnesota DEED: Fraudulent Community Outreach leads to Outcry

Don't black families in a poor neighborhood need the resources DEED grantsprovide? When then does DEED ignore functioning programs? (photo: Every person in the photo can benefit from DEED via Education Explosion. (photo: Average black family) Like MnSure, the Minnesota Department of Health and Met Council, we allege Request for Proposals [...]

Questionable conduct by county attorney in prosecution of Jerome Copeland

Questionable conduct by county attorney in prosecution of Jerome Copeland

By Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story Ronald A. Edwards - The Minneapolis Story The name of Jerome Copeland was first made known to the public two weeks ago in this column with his permission. It has been greeted with silence in all quarters of the so-called institutions for justice. I am not surprised. When Mr. Copeland was [...]

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Rev. Jerry McAfee on the Ron and Don Show; Wednesday – 8:30pm

Dead white men on green and white pieces of paper will make some black folks abandon common sense thinking. Tune in this Wednesday at 8:30pm for one of the most important community programs to hit the airwaves in 2016. Our special guest is north Minneapolis pastor Jerry McAfee. Phone lines will be open. To listen on Wednesday at 8:30pm, CLICK [...]

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 [...]

Former Minnesota State Council on Black Minnesotans Board Chairperson Patwin Lawrence to challenge the seat and integrity of incumbent Bobby Joe Champion in 2016.

Former Minnesota State Council on Black Minnesotans Board Chairperson Patwin Lawrence to challenge the seat and integrity of incumbent Bobby Joe Champion in 2016.

Senate District 59 is anyone’s call at this point. Go Patwin! Campaign Press Release Candidate Patwin Lawrence . (photo: Google search - Fair Use) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (March 21, 2016) – Patwin Lawrence, former board chair of the Minnesota State Council on Black Minnesotans, a policy advisory organization, now known as the Council for [...]

Part 1: What’s going on at the Center for Communications and Development and it’s subsidiary KMOJ-FM

Part 1: What’s going on at the Center for Communications and Development and it’s subsidiary KMOJ-FM

Does an ad-hoc board that has never announced their meetings have the authority to suspend and release a manager without due process? Ever 15-years or so, KMOJ has an uprising by a few folks who see dollar signs (It is never successful). By Don Allen, former Economic Development Director of the Center for Communications and Development [...]

Super Tuesday: Black, Hispanic, Asian and Somali Minnesotans must send a message to the Democratic Party of America; we Like Donald Trump!

Super Tuesday: Black, Hispanic, Asian and Somali Minnesotans must send a message to the Democratic Party of America; we Like Donald Trump!

Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News (Minneapolis, MN.) Sending a message is a beautiful thing… By Don Allen, Publisher We can agree do disagree about politics, people and and what candidate you’d like to see as the chosen one. The things we can agree on is since 2008, the lifestyles of black and other minority ethnics in Minnesotans [...]

Black Minnesotans leaning towards Trump for President in 2016

Black Minnesotans leaning towards Trump for President in 2016

In 2008, voting for a black man for president was not only a must-have, but also a significant and historical shift in the landscape of presidential elections. Record numbers of first time voters from all walks of life went to the polls and put Barack Obama in office. That was then, this is now. While the Democrats attempt to position black voters [...]

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