Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

President Obama has a Confrontation with a Tea Party Activist

President Obama gets into a confrontation with a Tea Party activist

By JasmineHughes

US President Barack Obama was recently pulled into a heated debate with a prominent conservative Tea Party activist over remarks made by Vice President Joe Biden, allegedly calling Tea Party members ‘terrorists.’


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rapper “The Game” Has Legal Problems After a Tweet about the Sheriff

the game gets a call from the Sheriff's Office

Your Black World reports.

Los Angeles prosecutors are considering bringing charges against rapper The Game, after he tweeted something that caused thousands of people to call the sheriff’s station.  According to Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, the rapper (whose real name is Jayceon Taylor) could face a series of misdemeanor counts after the pending criminal investigation.



Friday, August 12, 2011

Michael Blake from the White House Office of Public Engagement, Resigns

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Michael Blake, formerly the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, has resigned. 



College Student Killed over 50 Cents

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by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World 

Another promising young man’s life ended too soon over a senseless act of violence.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kobe Bryant Says He Wants Another Gold Medal

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By JasmineHughes

While decisions are still in the air about whether or not he’ll be playing overseas during the NBA lockout, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has made a decision regarding the 2012 Olympics.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Teens Were Coerced Into False Murder Confessions

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Was Tyrese Insulting Black Women In His Latest Video?

By JasmineHughes

Last week, Tyrese posted a behind-the-scenes video clip for his anticipated single “I Gotta Chick” from his upcoming “Open Invitation” album, due out in November.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Martin Luther King is Getting a Monument, Let’s Now Build Something for Malcolm

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action 

As we prepare for the unveiling of the Washington memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important that we take a second to contextualize this extraordinary event. Dr. King deserves to be celebrated next to other great heroes of American history, and it is a proud testament to the growth and maturity of our nation that Dr. King has been honored in this way.


Racial Hatred Led to Black Man’s Murder in Mississippi

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George James: Athletes and Mental Illness

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by George James, Your Black World 

We expect a lot from athletes, from little leagues to professionals. We expect athletes to perform at high levels, entertaining us with their physical ability and amazing us with their talent. Unfortunately, we don’t expect athletes to be just like us, human. We put athletes on a pedestal making them celebrities and above the normal rules of life. This process starts at an early age. It could be at a pee wee football or soccer game. Our projections, that athletes are special, unique and gifted starts when they are young and continues as they develop their abilities and get older.


Black Man Killed by Campus Police

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

An 18-year old student at the University of Cincinnati was killed this weekend after being stunned by a police taser. Everette Howard, a student in a summer program preparing him for college, died after the attack.  Friends say that Howard was trying to break up a fight in front of a dorm when campus police arrived on the scene.

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Sean Kingston Drops 45 Pounds Since His Accident

Your Black World reports

He’s no longer the chubby but loveable figure he once was.  Sean Kingston was the highlight of the night at the Fox’s Teen Choice Awards show, making his first red-carpet appearance and appearing 45 pounds lighter.  This was his first public appearance since a serious jet ski accident on May 29.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

William D. Jackson: The Importance of Black Male Teachers

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Your Black World, 

A third-generation black male teacher writes about the importance of black men in education.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Lil Wayne Sued for $15 Million

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Your Black World reports

The rapper Lil Wayne has been sued for $15 million by a company that claims that he stole the song “Bedrock.”  The suit, which was filed in New York, was brought forth by Done Deal Enterprises.  The company says that Dwayne Carter (aka Lil Wayne) committed copyright infringement after they created the song back in 2009.  The song also features Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lloyd.   It reached number 2 on the Bill Board charts back in 2010.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The New Spiderman is a Black Man

By JasmineHughes

Thanks to Marvel Comics’, a superhero of color will soon emerge. In the Ultimate Fallout Issue 4, Marvel revealed the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales. He takes over the gig held by Peter Parker, who was killed in Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160 in June. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Community Comes Together to Support Family After Husband and Father Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Robert Tooley was killed on his motorcyle in a recent accident. This led to the community coming together to show love and support for his wife and children in their time of need.

Plaxico Burress Signs a One-Year Deal with the NY Jets

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Plaxico Burress has found a new home in the NFL after sitting out for two whole seasons. Burress has worked out a contract to play for the New York Jets. The deal entails $3.017 million in exchange for one year of tackles, sprints, and touchdowns. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal is wholly guaranteed. Yahoo Sports reports that sources “ indicate that the extra $17,000 in the total was a small vanity point, as Burress’ jersey number was (and is) No. 17.”


Dr. Boyce: Since When Did Helping Another Black Man Result in Getting Fired?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

I’ve never met Lenny McAllister, a former host on WVON 1690 in Chicago.  The only thing I know is that Lenny is a Republican (which I am not), and that WVON was once my favorite radio station in the entire country.  The station, in my mind, has always represented the essence and history of the South Side of Chicago,  a place that is near and dear to my heart.

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Miami Police Dept. Kills 7 Black Men in 8 Months

Miami Police Department kills black men

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Some people in Miami are outraged over the treatment of black men by the Miami Police Department. According to reports, a victim by the name of Travis McNeil made for the 7th black male victim fatally shot by the Miami PD in just 8 months. The shooting of this 28-year-old was the last straw. The New York Times reports:

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Black Men Get Decades, but Ivy League Dope Dealer Gets Probation

By JasmineHughes

It is no secret that Blacks have been on the short end of fair treatment in legal sentencing for decades. Since the establishment of mandatory minimums and three-strike laws under the leadership of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, African-Americans have essentially been thrown under the prisons. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →