Sunday, December 1, 2013

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) has deceived, bamboozled and critically injured the African American workforce of Minnesota

The Journal reports the first major construction activity for the new Vikings stadium begins Monday (12/2), when crews will begin excavating and hauling dirt from the parking lot on the east side of the Metrodome.

The MSFA might as well take the $700,000.00 and drop into the Mississippi River. Granting Summit Academy OIC training funds versus working with local minority – black men and women owned contracting firms to lower Minnesota’s unemployment rate and actually get people jobs have again given black leaders a pass on lying to community members about jobs that will not be available.

Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) has deceived, bamboozled and critically injured the African American workforce of Minnesota

The Journal reports the first major construction activity for the new Vikings stadium begins Monday (12/2), when crews will begin excavating and hauling dirt from the parking lot on the east side of the Metrodome.

The MSFA might as well take the $700,000.00 and drop into the Mississippi River. Granting Summit Academy OIC training funds versus working with local minority – black men and women owned contracting firms to lower Minnesota’s unemployment rate and actually get people jobs have again given black leaders a pass on lying to community members about jobs that will not be available.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Ron and Don Show: Community Tom Foolery 10/09 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts

The Ron and Don Show: Community Tom Foolery 10/09 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts

Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. to the #1 black BlogTalkRadio program in Minnesota. 

Community Alert: There are still a few members of the black community in Minneapolis who continue to play a game with corporate America. In this case, the Minnesota Vikings and the concessions for the new "People's Stadium" - if its built. It's too bad some of us already know who was awarded the concessions; its even funnier to see folks in our community scramble to make excuses. I wonder if I can get some constructive feed back? 


Monday, August 5, 2013

Conflict of Relevance: Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Velma Korbel – Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission

Who are the seven Minneapolis Police Conduct (or Misconduct) Oversight Commissioners?” Yeah, we don’t know either.
by Donald Allen, Editor-in-Chief – The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN. – Lets get the facts out general to particular: The recent incidents involving the Minneapolis Police in Green Bay reported three weeks ago on the BlogTalkRadio program The Ron and Don Show and the recent Star Tribune article on the racial conflict in Apple Valley, which happened in November 2012 is a sign that when racial slurs about black people are made by Minneapolis police (while blacks are being beat), is overlooked, dismissed and shoved under the rug.  If sexual orientation is mentioned in a slanderous way about Chief Harteau, she and others are willing to open up a dialog with the community.
If the Minneapolis police officers in Green Bay had never mentioned Chief Harteau’s sexual orientation in a defaming manner, the incident would have never caught the attention of the chief’s office. Calling a black person a “Nigger” is just another day at the office for some Minneapolis police – no big deal....Independent Business News Network

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Lesson Learned from The Zimmerman Trial: “All Life is PRECIOUS”

The Lesson Learned from The Zimmerman Trial: “All Life is PRECIOUS”

On behalf of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, I  would like Americans to take a moment to examine a few things that are too easily being overlooked when it comes to the public’s response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman’s tragic killing of Trayvon Martin.
The tragic death of Trayvon Martin is being portrayed by the media, the race hucksters and the Obama administration as a racial incident and a hate crime.  After a thorough FBI investigation however, the FBI found no history of racial animosity on the part of George Zimmerman.  This is really a case of class conflict and how those in different classes approach confrontation.....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Don't get caught like a deer in the Minnesota DFL

Jellybean: "When did you shoot the deer?"
Taylor: "Yesterday, it wandered in our yard."
Jellybean: How did you get the dear to hang in the tree to take a photo?"
Taylor: "I promised it a free cell phone and EBT at the farmers market." 
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jermaine Alexander: Complaint of Northwest Metro Drug Task Force Minnesota


What is wrong with Justice in Minnesota?
 I am writing this letter to make a major complaint on the Northwest Metro Drug Task force here in Minnesota. I have carbon copied this letter/complaint locally and nationally to several agencies hoping that it is forwarded to the proper authorities, therefore I humbly ask that if you are not the person or agency that have interest in this type of complaint please submit this to the proper person/agency. 

by Jermaine Alexander (Unedited)

            I was falsely arrested by the Northwest Metro Drug Task Force September 10, 2010 in the city of Plymouth Minnesota at the behest and direction of Jonathon Hunt the supervisor of the team and also he is a Sergeant at the Plymouth Minnesota Police Department. Sergeant Hunt violated several of my constitutional rights in arresting me as well as violated the guidelines set forth in the Multijurisdictional Task Force Operating Procedures and Guidelines Manual.(MTFOPGM herein after)  We have proof that Sergeant Hunt has perjured himself tampered with the evidence and also severely exaggerated probable cause to execute a search warrant, and exaggerated probable cause to arrest me. He used racial Profiling to conduct an investigation which is prohibited by .(MTFOPGM).

False Arrest

        Although my name wasn’t on the search warrant to be searched or ceased, nor was my name on the lease of the place where the search warrant was being executed I was arrested by Joe Gebhart and Officer Buske, who both testified that Sergeant Hunt directed them to arrest me.

False Report

During an interview Officer Hunt Continued to question me regarding the Keys to the premises where the search warrant was executed, thus I told him “I didn’t have the keys nor was I coming from the target apartment” Hunt  wrote in his report and in a second affidavit that I had the “Keys to the Security door of 6120 Quinwood Lane and the keys to the Apartment 2310 on my person”  We believe he intentionally falsified that statement knowing that the apartment door locks from the outside with a Key only, thus if someone was to lock the door they would have to have a key. Hunt took no Key into custody, no keys are on any property sheet nor on the inventory sheet. Two officers testified that they searched me and didn’t find keys to the apartment on my person and know one wrote a report of finding keys. Officer Buske testified that he had custody of me from the time I was pulled over until taken me to the station but he found no keys. Hunts false statement contributed to My DNA being taken as well as my being arrested and charged.

Hunt further stated in his report that there was a Comcast bill with the name of Jermaine Alexander that was taken into custody. However there is no Comcast bill with my name rather the Comcast bill has the name of the lease holder, however that false statement of a utility bill implies residency which could imply joint possession, constructive possession and dominion over an apartment, as the same false statement regarding the keys.

Hunt also wrote in his complaint and in his incident report that “it should be noted that the mail in Alexander’s name was located on top of the refrigerator next to where the crack cocaine was located” Nonetheless the drug task force submitted pictures to us that was allegedly taken right before the raid, and clear shots on top of the fridge but there was no mail on top of the refrigerator from looking at several pictures that they provided to the defense

Perjury

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Real Minneapolis Mayor's Race Review 04/13 by Black Politics in Minneapolis | Blog Talk Radio

The Real Minneapolis Mayor's Race Review 04/13 by Black Politics in Minneapolis | Blog Talk Radio
The online radio program with co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen will feature what we think are the real candidates for Minneapolis mayor based on an ongoing poll on Poll Shack(dot)com. We've talked to the Andrews campaign who said they will be willing to squeeze it in; left messages for Mr. Gary Schiff, and send Cam Winton (our top three) and the the rest an email with information about the program. This is a 90-minute call-in show. We look forward to you checking in. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ronanddonshow/2013/04/13/the-real-minneapolis-mayors-race-review

Thursday, February 7, 2013

So much for 32 percent Black participation in stadium construction — When will the State deposit its $50M statutory requirement?

Independent Business News Network
Editors note: Since there is no “minority percentage” out of the 32%, how will stadium officials track minority hiring? Secondly, why use the word, “minority” when there are not distinct guideline for hiring?  
 
by Ronald A. Edwards – The Minneapolis Story (as published in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) for OurBlackNews.com

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Minnesota’s Black History Month upstaged by President Obama’s Gun Control?

Independent Business News Network
The ghosts of Huey, Martin, Malcolm and Ida don’t approve of today’s political mess in Minneapolis. Black History Month has already be sanitized, homogenized and unrecognized in Minnesota. So why does the president do this to his black people in Black History Month? Tune in Saturday to find out…Tune in this Saturday to The Ron and Don Show – “The Presidents visit to Minneapolis: Truth and Consequences” on BlogTalkRadio.

Monday, January 14, 2013

African Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media release 2012 4th quarter television ratings for Minnesota

AAAMM represents!
African Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media have released their 2012 4th quarter Twin Cities television ratings. AAAMM is an ad hoc group of editors, bloggers, business owners and community members that are concerned about the level of news produced and aired in and about communities of color.
 
Related stories:
WCCO’s Angela Davis on vacation – can WCCO-TV’s morning news survive its Whiteout?
 
by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/OurBlackNews and Chairman of African Americans (and Friends) against Mainstream Media – join us on Facebook by clicking here.

African Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media – Minnesota Television Ratings (4th Quarter 2012)
FOX 9 News                  A
KARE 11 News             F
KSTP 5 News               D
WCCO 4 News              D-
MTN (16, 17, 75)          A

Twin Cities (IBNN NEWS/Television Ratings/January 15, 2012)…At the quarterly meeting of African Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media held at Hamline University’s Bush Library on January 4, 2012.  A decision was made to launch campaigns to boycott WCCO-4 and KARE-11 News in regards to concerns about coverage of communities of color. We invite people interested in becoming part of the television news think-tank to contact us by sending an email to ibnnnews@gmail.com with your contact information. AAAMM will alert you to the next meetings. Below are the fourth-quarter ratings (2012) for metro television stations in the opinion of the group African-Americans (and Friends) Against Mainstream Media. Read the rest of this entry »

Don Allen, M.A. Ed