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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 Sweet Holy Spirit Church, 8621 S South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617.  You can register by clicking here. 


Senator Says Minimum Wage Should be $22 an Hour

March 19, 20135 Comments

Senator Says Minimum Wage Should be $22 an Hour

By Yolanda Spivey Is State Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) actively fighting for the minimum wage to increase to $22?  Not quite.  The Senator recently came under fire for stating that Americans would be making $22 an hour if minimum wage was directly tied into the nations productivity increase.  She also wants to point out that […]

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Pres. Obama Visits the Birthplace of Jesus

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          Obama Visits the Birthplace of Jesus

The president took a pilgrimage this week to the birthplace of Jesus.   The reception…


Meet 11-Year-Old Musical Prodigy Malik Kofi

March 17, 20138 Comments

Reported by Malcolm Morrow Eleven-year-old super prodigy Malik Kofi is a multi-talented child that is about to take the world by storm. Malik’s musical talents leave audiences entranced as he plays with vigor, skill and knowledge well beyond his young years. He plays numerous instruments including drums, piano and guitar; but he is most passionate […]

 Grandmother Goes without Medicine so She Can Afford to Call Grandson in Prison

Grandmother Goes without Medicine so She Can Afford to Call<br />
        Grandson in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Martha Wright is 86-years old and loves her grandson.   Wright…

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Myth vs. Fact: 53% of Americans Don’t Have a 401k, Those Who Do Will Still Rely on Social Security

by Yvette Carnell If you’ve been listening to all the celebratory chatter about the stock…

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Joe Jackson Says that Today’s Parents are Soft

February 1, 201392 Comments

Joe Jackson Says that Today’s Parents are Soft

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Joe Jackson, the father of the late, great Michael Jackson, has been heavily criticized for being rough on his children.  But while he was tough on them, he also produced some of the greatest musical talents in history.  You don’t get this level of excellence by taking the standard approach to […]

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Lil Wayne’s Professed Drug Addictions and Hospitalization is a Warning about the Dangers of Codeine

March 16, 201317 Comments

Lil Wayne’s Professed Drug Addictions and<br />
            Hospitalization is a Warning about the Dangers of Codeine

One of the greatest marketing tools for drug addiction these days have been hip-hop artists who rap about “popping Mollys,” “sipping sizzurp,” and drinking until they pass out every single night.  But these drug addictions can cause serious long-term damage in those who are affected, and should not be taken lightly.  The recent hospitalizations of […]

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Education Administrators Are Calling<br />
          for More Black Men In the ClassroomsEducation administrators are calling for more African-American male instructors. According to the U.S. Department of Education, black men make up only 2 percent of the nations 4.8 million teachers. Educators believe African-American men have the wisdom and strength to handle situations in the classroom that are more challenging for women and other races. “When you have a […]

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30-Year-Old High<br />
            School Principal Urges Troubled African-Americans to be<br />
            Patientby Maria Lloyd Last night I had the pleasure of speaking with the youngest school principal I’ve ever met. Gemar Mills, 30, is a principal at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in crime-ridden Newark, NJ. Born and raised in the struggling city, he narrowly escaped a plethora of opportunities to destroy his life as a […]

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Victor Trammell: Prison Warden Avoids Media Contact with<br />
          Black Men Arrested for Seriously Questionable ReasonsBy Victor Trammell Beginning in October of 2012, I began investigating the federal convictions of the so-called IRP 6 on behalf of The IRP 6 are a group of men (five black and one white) who were convicted in October 2011 on multiple federal counts of  fraud. One of the men, Gary Walker is the founder of the […]

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Black Business Leaders<br />
          Create Solution for Economic Empowerment In Black CommunityThere has been a lot talk about the black community’s 2015 projected $1.1 trillion consumer spending power. Business and community leaders across the nation have gathered to discuss ways in which the buying power can strengthen the ailing black community.  Leaders of the Atlanta Business League (ABL) created the “5% Solution” campaign to strengthen economic […]

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On The Reel with Tiara Williams: The Teacher Who Called Michelle Obama a “Big Fat Gorilla”

On The Reel with<br />
          Tiara Williams: The Teacher Who Called Michelle Obama a “Big<br />
          Fat Gorilla”    On the Reel with Tiara Williams -This week, Reel Talkers discuss what African Americans should be demanding from our reigning president, Barack Obama. Has the president ignored our…

March 22, 2013 / No Comment / Read More

Dr. Boyce Watkins: What Lil Wayne and Malcolm X have in common

Dr. Boyce Watkins: What Lil Wayne and Malcolm X<br />
          have in common    Click to Watch     About christineMail | More Posts (115)…

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How To Stop Friends & Family From Taking Advantage of You & Your Business Services

By Staff Blogger How do you handle a situation when your friend keeps on asking…

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Tech Companies Just Aren’t That Into Black People

If you follow tech, then you are familiar with the parade of pictures tech companies…

March 19, 2013 / 27 Comments / Read More

Remember Kyle Barker from Living<br />
          Single? Here’s an Update on His Life

Remember Kyle Barker from Living Single? Here’s an Update on His Life

by Malcolm Morrow “Living Single” was one of the most popular Black sitcoms of the 90’s. It provided a look at group of 20something professionals living in a New York City apartment building before “Friends” was even on the air. Kyle Barker was one of those characters, a debonair stock broker that dressed suave, spoke […]

Dr. Wilmer Leon: Dr. Ben Carson, Great Surgeon but a Bad Icon for the Political Collective

Dr. Wilmer Leon:<br />
          Dr. Ben Carson, Great Surgeon but a Bad Icon for the Political<br />

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III  “Nobody is starving on the streets (of America).  We have always taken care of them.  We have churches which actually are much better mechanisms for taking care of the poor because they are right there with them.  This is one of the reasons we give tax breaks to churches…” […]

March 23, 20138 CommentsRead More

Former West Borough Church Member Says Leader Might Be Gay

Former West Borough Church Member Says Leader Might<br />
          Be GayLauren Drain, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, has revealed that maybe the reason for the church’s founder, Fred Phelps’ hatred of homos**uals could be that he has gay experience himself. Drain, 27, who has recently published her book, Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church, said that Phelps’s anti-gay ideology […]

Vigalantee Interviews Ayeverb, One of the Best Battle Rappers on the Planet

Vigalantee Interviews Ayeverb, One of the Best Battle<br />
        Rappers on the Planet

Check out the interview between Vigalantee and Ayverb, one of the best battle rappers on the planet. Check it out.  …

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It’s Could Get Ugly In A Cool Way:Jean Grae Comments On Beyonce’s “Bow Down

It’s Could Get Ugly In A Cool Way:Jean Grae Comments On<br />
        Beyonce’s “Bow Down  New York City rapper Jean Grae provided an unsurprisingly humorous take on Beyonce’s Hit-Boy produced number “Bow Down”  as she jokingly suggested hopping on a remixed version of the record titled…


By Staff Blogger According to the Census Bureau, housing permits hit their highest level since 2008, and new-home sales increased by 20 percent from last year.  Patrick Newport, an economist at IHS Global Insight, said,  “Builders are somewhat more confident than they have been for several years.” But should you buy a new home or […]

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Small Businesses Can’t Find Workers…. Yeah Right!  By Yolanda Spivey Although the Labor Department is showing a positive change in the job market, small businesses are still having a hard time finding workers. The National Federation of Independent Business is reporting that the number of small business owners who say they are unable to fill vacancies at their place of employment, […]

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Imagine if you went to work today and your manager told you for every typo you have in emails sent externally, you will be fined $50. Would you be as swift with sending emails to external recipients as you have been in the past? Or will you proofread the email over and over again until […]

Reel Righteous Thought by<br />
              Tiara K. Williams: Do We Know Our Black History?

Reel Righteous Thought by Tiara K. Williams: Do We Know Our Black History?

by Tiara K. Williams, Founder – Reel Righteous Entertainment One of my new year’s resolutions was to learn more about our black experience. I’ve challenged myself to take one day, of each week to research facts from our black history. I’m determined to examine the plights, accomplishments and lingering inquisitions of our ancestry. I often […]

January 7, 20138 CommentsRead More

Social Media and Gadgets Make<br />
                Your Kids Into Horrible Students

Social Media and Gadgets Make Your Kids Into Horrible Students

Technology can be a helpful tool, but a major international study shows that children with heavy access to electronics suffer when it comes to reading. The research involved 4,000 students in England to show that televisions, DVD players, and phones greatly impact a child’s learning.  Now you know why so many people under the age […]

December 13, 20123 CommentsRead More

Four Reasons Why Black Women Continue to be<br />

Four Reasons Why Black Women Continue to be Obese

1) Hair:  Have you ever heard a woman say that she can’t exercise because she doesn’t want to sweat out her hair?   Do you know that by not exercising, every toxic piece of grease, fat and red meat you consume simply marinates inside your body and rots you to the core?  I know that’s […]

December 10, 201224 CommentsRead More

Erika Morant: Manners, Do your Children Have<br />

Erika Morant: Manners, Do your Children Have Them?

by Erika Morant After announcing that we ran out of biscuits to nine children ( all under the age of 8- may I add), during this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner, I watched four of them immediately transform into vultures, pushing, grabbing and preying on the plates of the children that were fortunate enough to receive the […]




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