Posts Tagged ‘Black Minnesotans’
Something is very wrong and nobody is asking questions or getting answers. Essentially, disparities created by unequal treatment in the past persist today because much of the Civil Rights Movement has not progressed beyond legislative and social issues into the arena of economic empowerment through entrepreneurialism and financial literacy. By [...]
By Don Allen, Publisher Unity is not a social cabal. (photo: Family Quotes | ... Love Family Wisdom Quote - Fair Use) I’ve been to the East Coast, West Coast, down south and Canada. The black communities I engaged with wanted me to see the unique and intentional diversity, collaborations and success they had when working as a solid [...]
Kryptonite, the Cross and Silver Bullets: Can Minnesota governor Mark Dayton find the right solution?
Dayton is requesting $100 million push to begin addressing racial economic disparities; is there a policy in place so Minnesota's minority-ethnic community does not repeat in 2017? By Don Allen, Publisher If you’ve ever played the game “Heads or Tails” with a big silver dollar, you know your chances of winning are around [...]
In 2008, voting for a black man for president was not only a must-have, but also a significant and historical shift in the landscape of presidential elections. Record numbers of first time voters from all walks of life went to the polls and put Barack Obama in office. That was then, this is now. While the Democrats attempt to position black voters [...]
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 [...]
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Minnesota politicians want to save the Walleye, but the African American community is dealt another Black eye. By Don Allen, Publisher – Our Black News If you’re black and if you read Thursday mornings story in the Star Tribune, you should be asking yourself how are black people in Minnesota poorer than those in Mississippi? Minnesota [...]
Will the Republican Party of Minnesota figure out their messaging while Donald Trump opens all the doors?
With the growing and popularity of 2016 presidential candidate Mr. Donald J. Trump, one might think local GOP state offices would get a clue and get off the status quo bus of rejecting not only their own, but many looking for a firing solution in Minnesota’s conservative field of play. I mean really, how could you let the local mainstream media [...]
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 [...]