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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 [...]

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton thinks Black Minnesotans are just plain stupid

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton thinks Black Minnesotans are just plain stupid

This is what the MNDFL, and left leaning state lawmakers see when they think of black Minnesotans. Yes, the work was done to address Minnesota’s challenges within the black community, but of course, Gov. Mark Dayton and state DFLers ignored it. Don’t take my word, read the reports: The Minnesota Black People’s Concerns Report [...]

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 [...]

Twin Cities: More Police will not solve deadly shooting violence, but there are ideas that work

Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio has we bring you up to date on an epidemic of violence in the Twin Cities. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News It’s a possibility someone who lives in areas of extreme poverty in the Twin Cities will more likely be a victim of a violent crime than graduate from [...]

Twin Cities Black spokespersons hold a Press Conference to confront Black Sweat

Twin Cities Black spokespersons hold a Press Conference to confront Black Sweat

Black Sweat... By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News The iconography of the black community lying on a tarred road covered with a sheet, hanging from a tree, or burned alive by a mob creates a seductive voyeurism, which has been a part of American history and culture as long as there has been such. The new Jim Crow denotes these actions [...]

Minneapolis City Council must be compelled to rename the Target Center, “The LYNX Center”

Minneapolis City Council must be compelled to rename the Target Center, “The LYNX Center”

Maybe we should build a stadium for the Minnesota Lynx…Join my event page on Facebook: Rename the Target Center, "THE LYNX CENTER" By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News For the third time in five-years, our own hometown “winning” team the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA have won another championship title. I’m not much of a sports [...]

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

If Proficiency is the Goal, Low Expectation cannot be the Rule: USA Values Delivers A New Deal for Urban Mom

We have read about the Minneapolis Public School system and their failure in education of the most at-risk learners. It's time for a new deal for Urban Mom. by Don Allen, Publisher - OBN Actually it should be "Receivership, Reconstruction, and Rollout." Minneapolis, Minn. – (Education)…USA VALUES, LLC has delivered a draft plan, “A [...]

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Please take the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage Survey

Posted - OBN Public Service Announcement If you have not completed our community concerns survey, please go to the below link (or copy and paste in your browser) to complete it. Also take a moment to send it around to your contacts. We need more participants and have toclose the survey on Friday October 9, 2015 to complete our report.  We [...]

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