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Only a handful of Minneapolis NAACP members received notice about an upcoming election scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7. This election was to elect a new president and executive board. Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as we examine what has happened to the Minneapolis NAACP.
The Minneapolis branch of the NAACP is celebrating a new beginning with the election of several new officers who will set forth to build capacity and make a difference for the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP.
On Friday, December 13, by an overwhelming margin, the pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist church, Rev. Jerry McAfee was elected as president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP with a solid vote of the majority of members in attendance.
Also elected to the executive committee, as Vice President was former Minneapolis policewoman Ms. Lisa Clemons. IBNN’s Don Allen was elected as second Vice President with three other candidates vying for the spot. Allen tells us in a candid interview, “Nobody thought I was going to win. I care about black people in Minnesota. The current road we are on will kill us. The lack of economic development, poor housing, educational challenges and people speaking for people of color who don’t represent ‘people of color’ is over during my watch. Its time to change the dynamics and I’m ready to take action in Minnesota on behalf of the Minneapolis NAACP. It will no longer be about a political party and supporting hen-pecked issues, it will be about making a good life for people of color in Minneapolis.”
Business owner and mega producer Tonia Johnson was elected as treasurer of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP. The Minneapolis branch also elected a secretary and assistant secretary on Friday night.
The phone lines will be open, it's time to talk.
Doug Mann, perennial Minneapolis School Board candidate and candidate for Minneapolis mayor last fall and a life-long member of the Minneapolis NAACP started a pro se action last summer to compel a city-wide referendum on the new Viking stadium finance package:
Mann said he will file his petition for a writ of mandamus that seeks a public referendum on use of city sales taxes to help finance the edifice, as authorized by the Legislature.
He wants the court to order that the city follow a provision of its charter that requires voter approval when more than $10 million in city funds are spent on an athletic facility. The city is expected to note that the legislation overrides that charter provision.
The city will finance its portion of the stadium using a suite of sales taxes – a citywide sales tax, downtown restaurant and liquor taxes and a hotel tax. Those taxes currently pay for the city’s convention center, but money will be freed up when debt on that facility is paid in 2020.The total city subsidy is $309 million, or $678 million when accounting for interest over the life of the deal.
Well, the city did “note” the override, and the Hennepin County District ruled that both Mann and the city were right. It did violate the charter, but the state overrode the charter with the stadium legislation. That decision is now on appeal.
Phone lines will be open to ask the question: Will the Minneapolis membership of the NAACP stand behind Mr. Doug Mann, or wait for a payoff from the MSFA?
Former Minneapolis Urban League president R. Scott Gray has resigned. This is after his Bush Fellowship award to receive up to $100,000 over 12 – 24 months. The Minneapolis NAACP is holding a special election on May 2. It seems the old Minneapolis NAACP is not working.
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Again, it took the Star Tribune newspaper story about the misdealings at the Minneapolis Urban League toi make some community members understand the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen have been telling the truth for a combined 40 year. Tonight, it is our pleasure to bring you up to speed about current events in the Twin Cities black community you should be paying attention to.
The phone lines will be open.
The Ron and Don Show, along with OurBlackNews Network has been following the corrupt exploits of the NAACP in the matter of a newly elected president who has not been able to serve because of the antiquated people in the shadows of the old NAACP.
Posted by Don Allen (Sat.1.17.15 11:25 a.m.)
The national headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - also know as the NAACP should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves. 22 year-old UMD student Classie Dudley won the Duluth branch NAACP presidency. Claudel Washington, who some allege is an antiquated part of the old-school NAACP and former president refuses to step down. We have also asked "former" Duluth branch NAACP president Claudel Washington to join us to discuss how he can be president when a vote taken last year was in favor of ousting him (18-2-1).
Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen (who will be returning to the air after a short academic leave of absense), to talk with not only Ms. Dudley, but with concerned community members in Duluth, Minn.
Also joining the conversation will be Ms. Dudley's father, Mr. Harrison Dudley to talk about why his daugter must be the "writing on the wall" for a corrupt system that has obstructed new leadership.
Ron and Don will also talk about the Minneapolis NAACP and how this resembles a 2013 election and the total fail of the Minneapolis NAACP.
Don't miss this special episode of BustED Pencils as Jed and Tim talk to Seattle teacher and activist, Jesse Hagopian. The question: Does the Black Lives Matter movement and Opt Out movement belong together? We will talk to Jesse about the current accountability movement and its historical connections to the practice of eugenics driven standardized testing. Are today's tests serving the same purpose as they did 100 years ago—sorting and seperating according to race, class and ethnicity?
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This week, kim thompson, Stoker, and Kevin Vollmers discuss microaggressions, in particular microaggressions in the racism vein. Some questions they'll ponder and topics they'll discuss:
Are racials microaggressions actually microaggressions or are they flat out racist?
Do White people use the term microaggressions to get a pass, as in, "Oops! I wasn't being racist. I meant no harm. I realize that was a microaggression."
White privilege and White suppremacy.
Tune in and join the conversation on Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00 am Minneapolis time/9:00 pm Seoul time.
[Reference: No, You’re Not Imagining It: 3 Ways Racial Microaggressions Sneak into Our Lives via Everyday Feminism]
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