Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Do Black Americans have a friend in the White House? 11/09 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts

Do Black Americans have a friend in the White House? 11/09 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts: the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen open the phone lines early in the program to talk about the historic win of the businessman Donald J. Trump. Many in the black community are mourning Hillary Clinton's loss but don't understand the the positive points of a Trump win. We have a lot of work to do and since president Obama has been in office for eight years and has not done much for black people; lets see what Trump does.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nigga you better run; they's shooting in downtown Minneapolis!

Is downtown Minneapolis safe? Call in, tell us what you think 10/05 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts: Downtown Minneapolis...fine dining, dancing, people watching and bullets flying through the air. Its not the Minneapolis we come from, but a downtown area void of responsibilities to the people of this great city. Jobs, high umemployment and the lack of community leadership is partly to blame, but hell - this has happened before. Our phone lines will be open.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We need another choice for U.S. President; why vote for the Democrat? 09/28 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts

We need another choice for U.S. President; why vote for the Democrat? 09/28 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts:



Join co-hosts Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen for an in-depth look at the Clinton/Trump/Johnson/Stein presidential race. On Wednesday program we talk about black Americans and how we/they need another choice for president of the USA. Our phone lines will be open. There is also plenty local news to go around. Join us on The Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio - real #BlackTalkRadio.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Candadate Ilhan Omar - the Unanswered Questions - the Ron and Don Show 08/31 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts

Candadate Ilhan Omar - the Unanswered Questions - the Ron and Don Show 08/31 by The Ron and Don Show | News Podcasts:

Tune in to the award-winning co-hosts Don Allen (Our Black News) and Ronald A. Edwards (The Minneapolis Story) as they bring you another stunning episode on this weeks program. Joining the team for Wednesday's program is investigative journalist from AlphaNews.com Ms. Preya Samsundar, who will talk to us at length about her ongoing investigation and the many inconsistencies in Ilhan Omar marriage controversy that have not been fully explained. 


Samsundar and AlphaNews reported that the Brother Ilhan Omar sent an email to the news organization. The team of Ron and Don will dissect this email while discussing the many possible constitutional riff's that come to light in the case of who-married-whom, why and who benefited. This and much, much more. Phone lines will be open.



Thursday, August 25, 2016

BREAKING: NAACP Leader Just Made This JAW-DROPPING Presidential Endorsement, This Changes EVERYTHING

BREAKING: NAACP Leader Just Made This JAW-DROPPING Presidential Endorsement, This Changes EVERYTHING: Charles Evers, the 93-year-old brother of slain Civil Rights icon Medgar Evers, supports someone that you probably wouldn’t think that a black civil rights activist would- Donald J. Trump! 
Evers was known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement along with his younger brother Medgar Evers. He was

Sunday, August 14, 2016

MN Candidate Faces Scandal in Wake of Primary Victory

By Preya Samsundar


lhan Omar emerged victorious from her primary as a media darling, but a look into her past reveals possible marriage and immigration fraud

Minneapolis, MN- Ilhan Omar became the biggest story of Tuesday’s Minnesota Primary election. Omar defeated 21 term incumbent Phyllis Kahn for the DFL nomination for state representative in House District 60B.  It is historic because Kahn is the longest serving member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, having held her seat since 1974.  Omar will make history, if elected in November, as the first Somali-American elected to the Minnesota House.
On Friday, Powerlineblog ran a story that could severely damage Omar’s chances of making history. A reader tipped Powerlineblog to a post from a Somali community forum website post that suggests Omar may be directly involved in marriage and immigration fraud. A Somali Spot user posted information last week alleging Omar married her brother in order for him to immigrate to the US, despite the fact she’s been married to the father of her three children for over a decade.
Powerline cached the original post from Somali Spot that is now removed.  It shows screen shots of marriage records from the Hennepin County website showing that Omar was married to Ahmed Hirsi in 2002.  Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children and is pictured with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

KMOJ’s Calvin Quarles: What happened at KMOJ-FM; the Ron and Don Show

Calvin Quarles LIVE! 
KMOJ’s Calvin Quarles: What happened at KMOJ-FM; the Ron and Don Show



Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30PM for what will be a telling experience about what’s happening at KMOJ-FM Radio. We are joined by Calvin Quarles, former station manager. To tune in Wednesday night, copy and paste this link into your favorite browser:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2016/08/18/kmojs-calvin-quarles-what-happened-at-kmoj-fm-the-ron-and-don-show




Saturday, August 6, 2016

Facebook Live Stream Town Hall Forum with GOP and DFL SD-59 Candidates this Sunday!

By Bartholomew Gottlieb  

On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 6PM (CST), a historical voter information session will take place via Facebook Live Stream. Candidates for Senate District 59: Jennifer Carnahan (GOP) and Patwin Lawrence (DFL) will hold a Town Hall Meeting where they encourage members of the community to tune in and ask questions and hear their positions on everything from public safety, education, business to economic development. To watch, go to your computer or smart device and come to this page: 
(You must be logged into Facebook to watch this Town Hall Forum)


(Disclaimer: The incumbent senator Bobby Joe Champion has been invited but has not responded.)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Ron and Don Show hosts Town Hall Meeting with MN SD-59 Candidates plus more (Wed. 8:30pm)


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 “hacktivist” have their priorities all mixed up…Ron and Don are here to put them back on track. Tune to in, click here or copy and paste this link in your favorite browser:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theronanddonshow/2016/08/04/the-ron-and-don-show-hosts-town-hall-meeting-with-mn-sd-59-candidates-plus-more

(Note: Senator Bobby Joe Champion has not answered request to appear – much like the work he does in the community.) 

By Antonio Biggenerisique, Syndicated  

Tune in on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:30 p.m. for the award-winning program The Ron and Don Show hosted by civil rights activist and historical Ronald A. Edwards and publisher and founder of the Independent Business News Networks Don Allen.

On Wednesday’s program the team bring you two of the three candidates running against incumbent Bobby Joe Champion for the senate seat in SD-59.

About Jennifer Carnahan
Jennifer Carnahan spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder at some of the top Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, McDonald’s and Ecolab. Despite her success, Carnahan said, she needed more style in her life. Last year, the business executive left the security of her office job to pursue a dream of opening a clothing boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Primrose Park debuted in October, and while Carnahan, 38, has achieved her long-held goal, it hasn’t been easy. On days when the cash register hardly opens, she is reminded of her personal motto, displayed on the walls of the cozy store: “Dream Big. Be Happy” (Blanchette, Star Tribune, 2015).  (Read more about Jennifer here.)

About Patwin Lawrence
Lawrence, 39, is a native of South Carolina who has lived in the Twin Cities for over 13 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston in 1998. He was a co-founder and former director of TORCH Community, former Minneapolis Urban League board member, and he was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011 to the Council on Black Minnesotans’ board of directors where he served three years of his four-year term as board chair. “The residents of Senate District 59 can no longer afford to have leadership at any level focused on bringing benefits to a few nor continued failure to take substantive action on viable solutions which would effectively reduce disparities plaguing the district and the state.” (Read more about Patwin Lawrence here.)

Both Carnahan and Lawrence are aware of the current deliberations to resolve disparities, there are some good solutions, but believes most are cosmetic. Lawrence states, “There is a systemic problem with our legislative operations. This is why certain segments of Minnesota sound like a broken record.” Carnahan replied, “Voters are tired of being asked to support incumbent’s election cycle after election cycle for nothing substantive in return. Issues are not being sufficiently addressed even though both the legislature and executive branches have been repeatedly advised on the matter.”

Both agree that solutions should be community driven, the community dictating to their public servants what the solutions should be, not dictated by the public servants and especially not from the “few” who expect to benefit monetarily.

Join us for this special program with updates on current events of last several weeks.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jennifer Carnahan steps forward to challenge incumbent senator Bobby Joe “No Show” Champion

Editor’s note: Senate District 59 has been represented by an incumbent senator who believes that helping a few friends to gain access to funding is better than collectively working with the whole community.  Related stories: School board's approval of $375,000 contract for Al Flowers-related group drawing questions; Minneapolis schools seek to end contract with achievement gap group; OPEN LETTER REGARDING THE BREAKDOWN OF EDUCATION LEADERSHIP IN MINNEAPOLIS

By Radcliffe Norman – Political Analysis (at-large)

Minnesota's fifty-ninth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Bobby Joe Champion. Minnesota state senators represent an average of 79,163 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 73,425 residents (BalllotPedia, 2016).

Today another contender has entered the race; meet Jennifer: corporate executive, business owner and today challenging the incumbent senator from north Minneapolis Bobby Joe Champion.  Jennifer joins the ever popular social media, print and door knocking DFL candidate Patwin Lawrence who has broken records in the number of community following him on his campaign Facebook page.

Jennifer and daughter. (photo: Campaign website)
Jennifer Carnahan spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder at some of the top Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, McDonald’s and Ecolab. Despite her success, Carnahan said, she needed more style in her life. Last year, the business executive left the security of her office job to pursue a dream of opening a clothing boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Primrose Park debuted in October, and while Carnahan, 38, has achieved her long-held goal, it hasn’t been easy. On days when the cash register hardly opens, she is reminded of her personal motto, displayed on the walls of the cozy store: “Dream Big. Be Happy” (Blanchette, Star Tribune, 2015).  (Read more about Jennifer here.)

Jennifer Carnahan, a Minnesota native, is a strong believer in the American Dream.  Adopted from South Korea in 1977, Carnahan's parents - John and Cindra - taught her if she could dream it, she could live it.  And since she was a young girl, Jennifer has been chasing her dreams. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Minnesota: SD 59 candidate Patwin Lawrence challenges incumbent to Community Forum

Editor's note: At this posting, senate district incumbent Senator Bobby Joe Champion as refused to contact groups attempting to set up a community forum with the SD 59 candidates. Patwin Lawrence is prepared go public with what could be some serious concerns about  Senator Champion's tenure in the Minnesota Senate.

Senate district 59 candidate Patwin Lawrence
(photo: Patwin Lawrence Facebook page - Fair Use)
Minneapolis, Minn. – Sen. Champion has denied his constituency an opportunity to participate in the political process in the upcoming August 9th primary. Patwin Lawrence who is challenging Sen. Champion in the August primary requested several times this week to have a debate/candidate forum with the incumbent.

On last Wednesday, SD59 Chair Jeff Strand, in an email communication with Mr. Lawrence, declined the idea of a debate/candidate forum. Lawrence gave Champion till 5pm on Friday, July 22 to make a decision whether he would support or deny his constituents the opportunity to have a debate/forum.

This type of behavior is not surprising, but typical of Sen. Champion. In May, Sen. Champion agreed to have a community meeting with North Minneapolis constituents questioning the $35 million appropriated to various non-profits in the recent legislative session. The meeting has not been scheduled.

An important piece of Lawrence’s platform is if he is elected to the state senate, he will have town hall meetings around the district before each legislative session to collate constituency ideas and craft a community driven legislative agenda to take to St. Paul. He would also regularly meet with constituency, especially at their request.

For more on Patwin Lawrence’s campaign platform/ideas, visit patwinlawrence.org/the_issues

About Patwin Lawrence:

Don Allen, M.A. Ed