I paid a monthly fee to use LinkedIn and I wish I could get my money back. Don Allen, Publisher – Editorial Opinion (Don Allen is the publisher of the Independent Business News Network (IBNN)…
What’s “horrifying” is that a mayor who promised to end veterans’ homelessness; wealth gaps and address the lack of equity inside and outside the city of Minneapolis would idea, publish and distribute such propaganda to the citizens of Minneapolis. How the mayor connects “Japanese Internment Camps” to the current state of terrorism and the election of the new president is a stretch to say the least. Hodges, like the mainstream media are trapped in an alternative universe bounded by sensationalism and driven forward by racism, hate and the ability to capture simple-minded scare-tactics in an effort to cause more marches, blocking of highways and the tainting of young minds that might be better served learning the historical meaning of a Trump presidency, which I’m sure is not a concern in the least.
Donald J. Trump has won, but yet you want to call me a “sell-out” coon. Look in the mirror because you’ve been punk’d by being distracted by a non-factor.
…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.
…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.”
No, the money is not hitting the streets on Friday, and if it has, not too many people know what it is doing. One thing for sure, we know that DEED is sitting on multi-millions of Minnesota cash and has become the dog-trainer in this thing called grants to cure generational disparities. If you put first-things-first, you’ll realize it is impossible for the same group who created MNSure to assist in a Band Aid for the black community.
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-$$.
Kerry Jo is an MPS parent that believes the district belongs to its parents and students.
So let’s look at the facts. Now let’s refocus and look at the real story; the nefarious story the Star Tribune will not publish. It’s okay to post selfies of you participating in a protest, but now it’s time for you to use your computer to look up the data tables.
Dear Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds: Please provide a detailed accounting of what happened to over $3 million for the Minnesota African American Museum. You were the chairman of the board and nobody knows (the black public) what happened to the money?