Problem Solving

Part 1: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development must change grant procedures in 2017

The requirements by DEED for businesses are outrageous, unreachable and don’t facilitate any outcomes based on local reports that say unemployment in certain zip codes are in double digits for many Minnesotans. This story is the first in a four-part series that explains the inner-workings of an agency that uses antiquated, racist and Jim Crow procedures to marginalize people and small business.

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The Black Republican, Black Democrat Show: Introducing the System Scientist Matt Johnson

Tune in this Saturday at 6pm (CST) for the best in #BlackTalkRadio on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130, FM 103.5, or download the iHeartRadio app has we welcome Mr. Matt Johnson and other surprises….






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

…during the interview, the MUL’s Belton corrected the host of the show who seemed not to have his information correct. “The community (Black folks) did not get $35 million; the $35 million was distributed across the state. The north Minneapolis agency EMERGE and its leadership was asked to take the lead on the $4.2 million that was allocated,” said Belton.


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

…Edward spoke with tears in her eyes: “My office is right next door to a liquor store; I count hundreds of black men and women at all hours of the day going in and out of the liquor store. I just want to provide an alternative to medicating poverty with liquor in our community. I’ve always done the right thing and I hope karma is real because we are dying out here.”


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

Let me be very clear, racism does exist in Edina, but also in Minneapolis, St. Paul and on a global level. Your city has become victim to a mechanism that forces white-guilt to fund meaningless adventures in Tom Foolery dependent on Jim Crow politics and need to keep “Minnesota Nice” in full working order. The real chaos happens when agent provocateurs (BLM/NAACP) organizers who in some cases have some grandiose agendas of fame, money and cable-network television coverage lose track of the mission of Civil Rights and what Black Minnesotans really need in favor of $5000.00 speaking fees, travel and hotel rooms to talk about how they managed the north Minneapolis Fourth Precinct shutdown and how race is at the center of all disparities. Do we have to mention all of the forgotten who have been killed or had their civil rights violated by law enforcement in the Twin Cities? I know, that’s old, and the new-new is better fodder than the old-old – but still someone died and a group who say they want hope and change looks more like they want the change-$$.