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Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not mean Black

Diversity does not get Affirmative Action. By Don Allen (Critical Thinking) …These days, when you hear the word “diversity” used on every college campus, at local schools, Fortune 500 companies an local-city political infrastructures that denote diversity is the number-one mission for it’s citizens, it makes you wonder what they [...]

MnDOT says NO! to Minnesota’s Black Women Owned Businesses

MnDOT says NO! to Minnesota’s Black Women Owned Businesses

The Whole of Zeroness. In spite of governor Mark Dayton’s black hires, black women and their business cannot catch a break from the brothers and sister “overseers.” Hell, that’s how the plantation is run. See report below this post. By Don Allen and Lennie Chism. Publisher and Guest Columnist St. Paul, Minn. - In breaking news, [...]

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 [...]

OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

OpEd: Teachers, Stop Criminalizing America’s Greatest Hope—Our Kids!

by DANIELLE MOODIE-MILLS (Originally published on NBCNEWS.com) Dear Teachers, As a black woman who grew up in a 96 percent white suburban school in Long Island, New York, it was hard not to notice me—a member of the "only one club". The only one who the teacher wouldn't make eye contact with when discussing slavery, the [...]

Open letter to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton: What will you do about the Minnesota Department of Administration not using its authority to correct disparities in contracting for over 16 years?

Open letter to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton: What will you do about the Minnesota Department of Administration not using its authority to correct disparities in contracting for over 16 years?

Editor’s note: For more than 20 years, the Council on Black Minnesotans sat idle conforming to status quo. Two years ago a change happened. Under the leadership of COBM chairman Patwin Lawrence and executive director Edward McDonald, the COBM started to address issues of compliance in the state of Minnesota. In retaliation for the COBM’s [...]

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 [...]