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Minneapolis Safe: Mayor adds nothing to economic uplift

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges won her seat because voters think she had something in common with local POC. By Don Allen, Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. -  No…more police will not make Minneapolis safe, neither will the ban on plastic bags in local corner stores. This mayor is missing the point; letting the same stores sell glass-crack and [...]

Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Minneapolis’ Education Explosion assists over 150 clients for a pathway to education

Editor’s Note: I met Ms. Angela Edwards many years ago when she worked out of the Minneapolis Urban League. Her dedication to all in the community should be commended, but also she is a premiere community stakeholder who walks-the-walk. ~Don Allen By Rick Altorel, Guest Columnist – OurBlackNews.com Angela Edwards is humble. Today in her [...]

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

Governor’s $35 million for MN Black community hits the streets Friday!

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 [...]

Minneapolis: Black Lives have to Matter to Blacks folks first before anyone else will care

Minneapolis: Black Lives have to Matter to Blacks folks first before anyone else will care

It’s all about the sad deferment of Black Lives Matter in north Minneapolis; because they don’t – just ask the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minnesota Department of Transportation, Met Council, MNSure and the both the mayor and governor’s office. Putting money in the streets does not stop the streets [...]

The Ron and Don Show hosts Town Hall Meeting with MN SD-59 Candidates plus more

The Ron and Don Show hosts Town Hall Meeting with MN SD-59 Candidates plus more

On the radio with Ron and Don. We don’t hear much about the investigation on the killing of the two-year-old child in north Minneapolis; it seems the attention is focused on the police shooting of a black man. When we ignore what’s happening to our children, we ignore the importance of liberty, justice and freedom. Local community [...]

Part I: Northside Achievement Zone: Return on Investment doesn’t add up to success

College ready? Does that mean that all of the "zones" children will go to college? 2035 is far away; bullets and violence are here today. At the end of 2014, Minnesota Public Radio did a story about Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). The story cites, “An ambitious effort to improve the academic performance of children in north Minneapolis is [...]

Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Minneapolis Initiatives and Community Love is Fake

Of course positioning for money and sex makes it harder (phrasing); the cultural assimilation of stewardship for black folks in the Twin Cities has fallen into the hand of shame, disbelief and murder. By Don Allen, Publisher and founder of the Minnesota Institute of Research and Public Policy for the Disparities of Black Minnesotans [...]

Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

Antiquated Black Twin Cities leadership thwart effort for Gang Truce

"...Children are not bad from the beginning; they only imitate their atmosphere."  Sexuality song by PRINCE By Clique Vehemence, Guest Columnist - Our Black News Damn; we ain't going to get no money for gangs...oh well, let try STD's (photo: Fair Use; Google Search) North Minneapolis has been a hot-bed of gun violence since January [...]

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Lisa Clemons: A Dose of Common Sense

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Lisa Clemons: A Dose of Common Sense

Check a solution at the door...please? By Lisa Clemons – Guest Columnist (Unedited-Facebook, with permission) SO I TOOK MY "WOO-SAH" MOMENT BEFORE I DECIDED TO POST...HERE GOES: Today I listened to an elected official, who I do have a lot of respect for, on the radio this morning speaking on the Jamar Clark shooting and the police. I [...]

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Patterns of the 5th Ward: Unemployment

Publishers's note: A special thanks to a friend, brother and veteran for crunching the numbers in some of our most talked about zip codes. What this tells us? Something or someone is being misled about progress, hiring and opportunities. By Matt Johnson, The Systems Scientist, Guest Columnist  Patterns provide us with some insight into the [...]

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