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Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayor’s campaign fables do not end Veterans Homelessness in 2015

Oh...you don't want to give any black agencies state funds to end veterans homelessness. Mmm, 2016, all eyes on you! (photo: Don Allen, Founder-OBN) If you ever needed a real-time example of a worthless campaign commitment, then all you have to do is read the City of Minneapolis website news (January 31, 2014); then in 2016, travel to almost [...]

Suicide Watch: The MN Department of Veterans Affairs must hire more counselors, especially people of color to deal with major uptick in Veterans mental health issues

Suicide Watch: The MN Department of Veterans Affairs must hire more counselors, especially people of color to deal with major uptick in Veterans mental health issues

After receiving the answer to a data request from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs commissioner, hiring people of color is not on the agenda (Investigative report in progress). Posted by Our Black News In 2006, Congress empowered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) to work in [...]

Open Letter to Minnesota’s Homeless Black Veterans: The historical legacy of exclusion still follows us in this challenge too

Open Letter to Minnesota’s Homeless Black Veterans: The historical legacy of exclusion still follows us in this challenge too

If you judge me by my color, and deny me a seat at the table because of my words, you are no better than the racist who uses structural violence concealed in a series of meeting with no people of color at the table. The date of my enlistment will never expire. The oath I took I swore to leave no soldier behind; to make sure all soldiers are [...]