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The Latest in the Your Black World NetworkCheck out the Janks Morton film, “Hoodwinked,” starring Drs. Boyce Watkins, Marc Lamont Hill, Jawanza Kunjufu, Ivory Toldson and Steve Perry.  To see the trailer for this riveting film, click here

Father Denied Custody Of His Daughter Due To Law Identifying Lesbian Mothers As Legal Parents

Father Denied Custody Of His Daughter Due To Law Identifying Lesbian Mothers As Legal Parents

A little girl who was raised by her lesbian parents was placed in an unfortunate situation when her biological mother became imprisoned and her other mother became…

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Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

Private Prison Management Company Seeks Guaranteed 90% Occupancy From States

Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America Offer $250 Million Dollar Proposal A $250 million proposal from private prison management company, Corrections Corporation of America, is asking 48 states…

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Rodeo Announcer Says Michelle Obama Should be Posing in National Geographic

Rodeo Announcer Says Michelle Obama Should be Posing in National Geographic

A rodeo in the small town of San Louis Obispo, California has attracted some unwanted attention after the announcer somehow felt the need…

September 16, 20125 CommentsRead More

Mitt Romney Gets Heckled When He Tries to Speak about Libya

Mitt Romney Gets Heckled When He Tries to Speak about Libya

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being heckled when speaking in Virginia about the recent crisis in Libya.  Romney was accused by the…

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3-Year Old Boy Saves His Aunt by Calling 911 and Explaining What Happened to Her

3-Year Old Boy Saves His Aunt by Calling 911 and Explaining What Happened to Her

A little three-year boy is being hailed as a hero after saving his aunt by calling 911.  The boy realized that his aunt was having a seizure and…

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Nomalanga: Why Black Women Don’t Need MenBy Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses This past week, I was facilitating a discussion as an instructor in a seminar that I designed specifically for women of color. The topic of the discussion was how young women of color experience being fatherless and it was centered around a great film by Janks Morton, called ‘Dear Daddy’. In the […]

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Student Discovers A 1941 Novel By Harlem Renaissance Writer Claude McKay

Student Discovers A 1941 Novel By Harlem Renaissance Writer Claude McKay

Scholars are referring to a Columbia graduate’s discovery of an unknown manuscript of a 1941 novel by  leading Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay a ‘major discovery.’ Columbia graduate student Jean-Christophe…

 

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks So

Maria Lloyd: Is Your Hair Keeping You Unemployed? Hampton University’s Business School Thinks Soby Maria Lloyd As an alum of an HBCU, I am embarrassed by the decision made to ban male students from wearing dreadlocks and cornrows at Hampton University’s School of Business. The school’s dean, Sid Credle, argues that the ban has been effective in helping students land corporate jobs and that they should look the part when […]

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a Gun

Watch: Video Shows Cop Beating Unarmed Teen in Head With a GunFox News Baltimore recently aired surveillance video of a cop beating a Maryland teen in the head with a gun. The teen, Ryan Dorm, had not committed a crime, but says cops deemed him suspicious anyway. Ryan Dorm’s friend was wearing a ski mask on the cold and wintry night, and that’s what triggered suspicion, according to […]

 

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The Mormon Church Baptized Pres. Obama’s Mother…After She Was Dead

The Mormon Church Baptized Pres. Obama’s Mother…After She Was Dead

It has been determined that Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was baptized by the Mormon Church after her death.  The baptism occurred five…

 

 

Teacher’s Strike In Chicago To Be Continued

Teacher’s Strike In Chicago To Be Continued

A representative group of the Chicago Teachers Union decided not to end the walkout even though union leaders and school officials had reached a tentative contract deal. The…

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Famed Songwriter Sean Garrett Owes AMEX More Than $100K

Famed Songwriter Sean Garrett Owes AMEX More Than $100K

Singer/Songwriter Sean Garrett It appears that singer/songwriter Sean Garrett has some serious issues with managing the millions of dollars pouring in from writing hit songs for Beyoncé,…

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Pole Dancing Classes For Little Girls are Offered at Canadian Dance Studio

Pole Dancing Classes For Little Girls are Offered at Canadian Dance Studio

By: Victor Trammell A Canadian dance studio is offering pole dancing classes for children as young as 5 years old. Twisted Grip Dance & Fitness, in Duncan,…

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Gunman Who Killed Hardworking African Immigrant Found

Gunman Who Killed Hardworking African Immigrant Found

Reported earlier this month, was the story of a Gambian man who was killed during an armed robbery at a gas station he worked at in the Bronx.  Lamin Sillah,…

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Cemetery of African Slaves Honored In Brazil

Cemetery of African Slaves Honored In Brazil

This week in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Afro-Brazilian priests held a 15-minute ceremony in remembrance of slaves whose bodies had been dumped into a fetid, open-air cemetery, often chopped up…

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Evander Holyfield Gets Smacked Down by Judge for Owing over $500,000 in Child Support

Evander Holyfield Gets Smacked Down by Judge for Owing over $500,000 in Child Support

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield keeps getting hammered by money problems.  TMZ is reporting that Holyfield’s child support debt has now risen above…

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Chicago Violence Brings NBA Star Derrick Rose To Tears At Adidas Shoe Launch

Chicago Violence Brings NBA Star Derrick Rose To Tears At Adidas Shoe Launch

NBA star Derrick Rose was overcome with emotion during his Adidas shoe launch when asked to tell his fans how they have inspired…

 

 

Muhammad Ali Awarded the Prestigious Liberty Medal for His Extraordinary Contributions to Humanity

Muhammad Ali Awarded the Prestigious Liberty Medal for His Extraordinary Contributions to Humanity

The great Muhammad Ali is getting his due this week by being award the highly prestigious Liberty Medal.  The medal is being granted to Ali to recognize…

 

ESPN Gets Referee Removed From NFL Game

ESPN has snatched a dream of a lifetime away from NFL referee, Brian Stropolo. The NFL pulled Stropolo from the New Orleans-Carolina game he was scheduled to judge…

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Trial Starts for Woman Who Cut Out Another Woman’s Fetus

You hate hearing about stories like this one, because it reminds you that everyone can be a victim, even the insane person who would do something like this.…

 

 

Chandra Gill: Three Underlying Reasons why Chicago’s Teachers are on Strike – Part 2

Chandra Gill: Three Underlying Reasons why Chicago’s Teachers are on Strike – Part 2

“It is a historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.” “Frankly, I have never seen as much hatred and hostility on the part of…

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Nomalanga: Why Venus and Serena will not Support a Movie Disrespecting their Father

Nomalanga: Why Venus and Serena will not Support a Movie Disrespecting their Father

By Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses Venus and Serena Williams have chosen to withdraw their support for a movie that chronicles their rise from Compton to their current super stardom as…

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Pole Dancing Classes For Little Girls are Offered at Canadian Dance Studio

By: Victor Trammell A Canadian dance studio is offering pole dancing classes for children as young as 5 years old. Twisted Grip…

 

 

 

Etan Thomas:  Teachers Aren’t Money-Hungry Vultures, They Just Want Better Working Conditions

Etan Thomas: Teachers Aren’t Money-Hungry Vultures, They Just Want Better Working Conditions

Maybe it’s because my mother was a teacher for the Tulsa public school system for 27 years, but I feel connected to the teachers striking in Chicago. I…

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What Kind of Game is Netanyahu Playing with Obama?

What Kind of Game is Netanyahu Playing with Obama?

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III The Huffington Post and other sources have reported that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu requested a meeting with President Obama to discuss tightening…

 

Tweeting Teens Happy that 16-Year Old Got Shot in the Face

Tweeting Teens Happy that 16-Year Old Got Shot in the Faceby Dr. Boyce Watkins In the tweets below, you can see teenagers from Chicago cheering about the death of Jojo, a rapper who served as a rival to the more famous rapper Chief Keef.  Jojo made a diss song about Keef, with the video filled with automatic weapons, blunt smoking, hanging on the block and […]

September 8, 201245 CommentsRead More

Dr. Boyce: Black Unemployment Stays High While Whites Get Another Decline

Dr. Boyce: Black Unemployment Stays High While Whites Get Another Declineby Dr. Boyce Watkins The recent jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was not necessarily a boost for the Obama Administration.  Black unemployment remained steady at 14.1 percent this month.  The number is not as high as the 16.7 percent mark from one year ago today, but is still more than twice […]

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