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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 [...]

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 [...]

Black Kids Get Less Pain Medication Than White Kids in ER

Black Kids Get Less Pain Medication Than White Kids in ER

by Maggie Fox, NBC News Black children with acute appendicitis -- a clearly painful emergency -- are less likely than white children to get painkillers in the emergency room, researchers reported Monday. And nearly as troubling, only about half of any of the kids got painkillers, even though they're strongly recommended in cases of [...]

More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

More targeting of black residents by Minneapolis City Council

The Minneapolis City Council is attacking baseball hats, doo-rags, Bowler hats and anything covering your head. Murder, crime, education and jobs sit on the back burner. In our opinion, this is just the start of cleaning up downtown Minneapolis in preparation for the Super Bowl and other events related to the 2016 opening of the U.S. Bank Stadium [...]

Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

Video posted by Our Black News - Louis CK, "Being White." by Steve Gunn, Editor-in-chief of EAGnews - OBN Guest Contributor ST. PAUL, Minn. – Have the taxpayers of St. Paul spent nearly $3 million over the past five years to bring chaos and danger to their schools and students? Apparently so. In 2010, the St. Paul school [...]