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Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2013 for “Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America” hosted by Dr. Boyce Watkins and Min. Louis Farrakhan at the UIC Forum in Chicago.  You can register by clicking here. 

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YBW Survey question of the day:  Is this Business Week cover racist?  Click here to respond to the survey

 

106-Year Old Woman Set to Get Her High School Diploma

106-Year Old Woman Set to Get Her High School Diploma

Staff Blogger, NaturallyMoi.com If anyone ever tells you that you’re too old to make things right with your education, all you have to do is tell them a story like this.  A U.S. woman, who is 106 years old and completed her schooling in Ohio, is eventually going to get her high-school diploma after […]

 

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PASTOR DEVON FRANKLIN AND ACTRESS MEAGAN GOOD TELL MOREHOUSE STUDENTS HOW GOD KEPT THEIR LOVE ALIVE
Meagan Good and Devon Franklin have shared their secret to successful marriage. They appeared recently…
MARCH 3, 2013 | COMMENTS

Dr. Boyce: Want to<br />
          Know Why Black Women Aren’t Getting Married? Just Look at the<br />
          Prisons

Dr. Boyce: Want to Know Why Black Women Aren’t Getting Married? Just Look at the Prisons

by Dr. Boyce Watkins If you don’t think that the mass incarceration epidemic affects you, you might want to think again. When I met with Min. Louis Farrakhan…

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Yvette Carnell: Bloomberg Wants You to Believe That Gap<br />
          Toothed N*ggers and Spics Caused the Housing Crisis

Yvette Carnell: Bloomberg Wants You to Believe That Gap Toothed N*ggers and Spics Caused the Housing Crisis

by Yvette Carnell On the cover of this month’s Bloomberg Businessweek are images which would lead you to believe that the mortgage meltdown was caused by a bunch…

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Your Black<br />
          World Spotlight: Jeffrey T. Benson Jr., Vice President of<br />
          Benson Financial Group, LLC

Your Black World Spotlight: Jeffrey T. Benson Jr., Vice President of Benson Financial Group, LLC

1) What is your name and what do you do? My name is Jeffrey T. Benson, Jr. and I am President of Benson Financial Group, LLC.…

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The Black Family Is Worse Off Today Than In<br />
          the 1960′s, Report Shows

The Black Family Is Worse Off Today Than In the 1960′s, Report Shows

According to a report released by the Urban Institute, the state of the African-American family is worse today than it was in the 1960′s. Before you become offended…

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Former Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Says Lawsuits<br />
          Against Him are Invalid

Former Elmo Voice Kevin Clash Says Lawsuits Against Him are Invalid

Kevin Clash, formerly the voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street,” says that the men who accused him of sleeping with them have no right to sue him for…

President Obama Grants<br />
          17 Pardons to Individuals Convicted of Non-Violent Offenses

President Obama Grants 17 Pardons to Individuals Convicted of Non-Violent Offenses

President Obama on Friday granted pardons to 17 people for minor offenses and non-violent crimes. This nearly doubles the pardons he has granted since taking office 4 years ago.  The move is likely to reduce criticism that the president has received for being strict with pardons, even more so than President Bush or nearly any […

 

 

Police Stop Searching for Man Who Fell Into Florida Sinkhole

Police Stop Searching for Man Who Fell Into<br />
            Florida Sinkhole

A search for the body of a man swallowed up by a sinkhole has been given up by authorities in Florida on Saturday.  The tragedy has stunned observers…

What Women Want From their Employers

What Women<br />
          Want From their Employers

In the last five decades or so, the work place has shifted more and more…

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Finances: Disputing Errors On Your Credit Report

Finances: Disputing Errors On Your Credit ReportYour credit report and credit score can determine your financial future. If you have a…

February 14, 20132 CommentsRead More

 

 

Uganda Government Worried about So Many<br />
              Child Adoptions

Uganda Government Worried about So Many Child Adoptions

Uganda might be suffering economically, but it’s experienced a boom in international adoptions.  While this might appear to be a good thing on the surface, experts are concerned…

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Due to Financial<br />
              Woes, Michigan State Government Takes Over the City of<br />
              Detroit

Due to Financial Woes, Michigan State Government Takes Over the City of Detroit

Detroit’s City government operations will be taken over by the state in an announcement made by the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder.  This is the culmination of long-standing…

Marriage Is Better…For Your Health

Marriage Is<br />
            Better…For Your HealthThe divorce rate in this country is almost 50%. So if it is that high,…

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 Facebook to Make Yet Another Major Change in the Next Few Days

Facebook is Going to Make Yet Another Major Change in<br />
          the Next Few Days

Facebook has been making a lot of changes since it went public.  Many of these changes have angered users and small businesses.  But the company continues to move…

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Investors Ask Google: Why Do You Have $48 Billion in Cash on Your Books?

Investors Ask Google: Why Do You Have $48 Billion in<br />
          Cash on Your Books?Apparently, Google has money to burn.  The company is sitting on a massive hoard of $48 billion in cash, and some investors are wondering what the company is…

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Americans Witness Biggest Drop in Monthly Income in Over 20 Years

Americans Witness Biggest Drop in Monthly Income in<br />
          Over 20 YearsIf you don’t think that hard financial times have hit most Americans, then think again.  According to the Commerce Department, the biggest one-month drop in income in 20…

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Beating the Odds: Two African-American Men Launch Thriving School for Coding

Due to the surge of gang violence in Chicago’s urban communities, when most people hear the phrase “African-American men in Chicago,” they instantly associate the conversation to violence,…

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