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Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

Franklin and Clark are Dead: Black Unemployment at 40% (Minneapolis)

If you live long enough, you see history repeat itself. (Data on unemployment provided by The System Scientist) By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Headline seekers, poverty pimps, self-appointed community spokespersons, and the most disheartening, young people being led by a few who think they have the only answers for black people in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

State lawmakers block the ability of Black Minnesotans to have a voice in Out of Home placement of Black Children

Black Fathers, please come back. Our children need us, and our voices. When black children are in a system designed to marginalize, obstruct and deny the black family unit – we need only to look at a group of Minnesota lawmakers who have sent a solid message by looking the other way. The legislation to restructure the Council on Black [...]

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 [...]

Dear White People

Dear White People

By Ryan Douglas (Nevermore), Guest Contributor - OurBlackNews.com Dear self-deprecating white people, For the love of all that is pure and holy, please, cut that shit out. First off, I can do bad all by myself. So, when I break the law by willfully committing crimes and get arrested, thus becoming another “black man” statistic, I am to [...]

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

A Child’s success is a Contract with Mom: Killing the Achievement Gap

Recorded results have shown that Collective Impact Groups have stalled in helping children of color achieve and maintain success in the public school system. A new delivery tool is here and today I introduce the foundation and rationale on why "Mom" is so important in making sure we pay attention to doing first-things-first and bringing the [...]

Why the United States’ Inequality Problem Is About a Lot More Than Money

Why the United States’ Inequality Problem Is About a Lot More Than Money

 By David Cay Johnston, AlterNet | Op-Ed Inequality is about much more than the growing chasm of income and wealth between those at the very top and everyone else in America. It's also about education, environmental hazards, health and health care, incarceration, law enforcement, wage theft and policies that interfere with family life over [...]

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

UPDATE (7.22 – 13:14) – National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) in Minneapolis; but will they patronize black businesses?

When black folks fail black folks. Welcome to Minnesota NABJ. UPDATE: Tune into The Ron and Don Show tonight on #blogtalkradio as we discuss the historical significance of black businesses being alienated by black organizations. To listen at 8:30 p.m.  CST, click here. “Sometimes being a black professional is all about putting on that [...]

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