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The latest from the writers in the Your Black World Network

Reported by Liku Zelleke The late poet, performer, speaker, activist, actress, writer and national hero, Maya Angelou, will be interred this week after two services – a private and a public one. While a whole..

April Taylor Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent Atlantic cover story “The Case For Reparations” features a number of stories that illustrate the price many African Americans have paid for the history of segregation and racial discrimination in…

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Morgan Freeman is known for freely expressing his political views, even voicing his opposition to the Tea Part on at least once occasion. In an interview with CNN’s resident black respectability expert, Don Lemon, Freeman…

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April Taylor Sherry Peel Jackson is a former IRS agent and certified public accountant who has publicly spoken out about the fact that there is no law that actually requires American citizens to file an…

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My Black Is Beautiful Money Saving Tips

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stacey Tisdale is a journalist and author who has covered business and financial issues for more than 15 years.  Her book was released in 2007 and is entitled “The True Cost of Happiness: The Real…

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Where Are They Now? The Great Bo Jackson

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By Demond Davis For all my football fanatic out there I’m sure you would want to know what the best athlete to ever play sports is doing these days. I’m sure everyone is saying that’s…

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It appears that there is an urgent health situation affecting respected Black Panther H. Rap Brown, now known as Imam Jamil Al-Amin.   Rick Adams from the Ins


Pastor Jamal Bryant has been in the news lately for his remarks on the pulpit recently, but those remarks might appear to be a minor excerpt of a longer message.  So, out of fairness to…

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by Dr. Umar Johnson Black boys were gifted with an all-new G.E.D. test for the 2014 school year, which will make it even more difficult for them to escape the trappings of low expectations, as…

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Ladies: 3 Ways to Gauge a Man’s Loyalty to                     You | | It’s More than Something to                     Do

Ladies: 3 Ways to Gauge a Man’s Loyalty to You | | It’s More than Something to Do

by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Last week, I wrote an article helping men gauge a woman’s loyalty to them. As I mentioned in that article, it is important…

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New Report Finds That Urban Teachers Are                     ‘Chronically Absent’ In the Classroom | Black Blue                     Dog

New Report Finds That Urban Teachers Are ‘Chronically Absent’ In the Classroom 

Reported by April Taylor The National Council on Teacher Quality, a think tank that supports implementing stricter evaluations for teachers, recently released a study funded by the Abell…

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South African                     Poet Tells White Woman ‘It Wasn’t Your Country to                     Take’

South African Poet Tells White Woman ‘It Wasn’t Your Country to Take’

Reported by April Taylor The Atlanta BlackStar recently published an episode of the The Big Debate.  The Big Debate is a South African television series that is marketed as a “town…

by Dr Boyce Watkins Someone sent me a statistic that they quoted from a white liberal blog stating that the odds of being falsely accused of rape are lower than the odds of being struck…

by Dr Boyce Watkins I checked my email yesterday to find a message sent by the Interim President and CEO of the NAACP, Lorraine C. Miller.  I had to read the message a couple of times to make sure she wasn’t writing to me directly, since I wanted to share this message with my readers.  But […]

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Reported by Barry Burch Jr. Hip-hop fashion has expanded over the decades, but in the 90s before people like P. Diddy and Russell Simmons became the fashion moguls that they are today, Tommy Hilfiger had the market under his thumb.  He said that he realized early on the great potential for making money off of […]

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