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What can the Minneapolis Urban League do to survive it’s own reputation?

What can the Minneapolis Urban League do to survive it’s own reputation?

Today I, Don Allen offer an olive branch to the Minneapolis Urban League. If I have to work to help keep the doors open, then let it be. It is much more important the agency survives its own storm with the assistance of broad thinkers like myself who hold the key to survival and re-invention. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News [...]

Postmodern Deconstruction of Queer Studies

Postmodern Deconstruction of Queer Studies

Before we more forward, we must be clear. By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News The postmodern effects of thinking are seen in our Western culture, with homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous behavior becoming more acceptable to Americans, but it also creates a divide in academics and the academic political right. The most worrying trend [...]

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

Analyzing Hortense Spillers “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe” and the New Black

For those outside of reality, coonery exists as a tight fitting hat or a reversible reality.   By Don Allen, Publisher - Our Black News Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” becomes more timely and relevant in 2015 than ever before with the talk about the New Black. Hip Hop music artist Pharrell, interviewed by Oprah [...]

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001. By Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki This highly recommended study traces the reciprocal relationship between white racial attitudes and the presentation of blacks in the mass media. The authors have worked hard to make their carefully nuanced presentation, based on a significant body of [...]

Identity

Identity

“We keep coming back to the question of representation because identity is always about representation. People forget that when they wanted white women to get into the workforce because of the world war, what did they start doing? They started having a lot of commercials, a lot of movies, a lot of things that were redoing the female image, [...]

A Critique of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

A Critique of Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

By Don Allen Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Penguin Classics) I have differed musings about this book. From one perspective I admire it’s bring down of Freud and its elucidation of how individuals are made to yearning remorseless administrations. Maybe it’s to their brains, alongside that of other postmodern savants, that [...]

What if author Tim Wise was Black?

What if author Tim Wise was Black?

There is a difference between Wise and those who bask in unadulterated self-congratulation, fully donning the mantle of the White Savior. by Don Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews (Originally published in the Hamline University Oracle in Fall 2013) On October 1, congruent with the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Hamline will [...]

Black Ink II: The Year of the Black Male

Black Ink II: The Year of the Black Male

You can kill black men one at a time, but never will you eliminate blackness. (Photo: OurBlackNews) "It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under." ~The Message By Donald Allen, Publisher - OurBlackNews.com  The Black American male must activate his survival mode software to navigate in a [...]

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