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November 14, 2011

Oprah Winfrey receives “unimaginable” Oscar

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey received an honorary Oscar for her charitable work on Saturday in what she called an unimaginable moment for a black woman who grew up poor in Mississippi and rose to the top of Hollywood stardom. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually bestows its Governors Awards on people who have made an impact in the industry. This year, the honorary Oscars went…

Genius: Black Boys Over-Represented as Chess Masters

Genius: Black Boys Over-Represented as Chess Masters

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Black males are disproportionately represented in nearly every stereotype known to man.  They lead the nation in incarceration, unemployment and drop out rates.  But another area where black boys are over-represented is among the number of chess masters in the United States, reminding us of the tremendous genius of young black men when placed in motivational environments. Less than two percent of…

Dr. Boyce: Why Jesse and Al Won’t and Shouldn’t Defend Herman Cain

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“Occupy All Streets” Shirts Pulled From Roc-a-Wear Website

Your Black Gossip: “Occupy All Streets” Shirts Pulled From Roc-a-Wear Website

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  “I am a hustler baby, I sell water to a whale…”Hip-Hop heavy-weight, Jay-Z, spits on his 2001 classic, The Blueprint. Well if there was any doubt that he meant it, he sent shock waves through Occupy Wall Streets crowds by creating a “Occupy all Streets” t-shirt for his Roc-a-wear collection. He really had people protesting corporate greed ready to spend over $20 on a t-shirt, with no plans to…

Music Group SWV Planning A Comeback

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    It has been over a decade since Sisters With Voices (SWV) released an album, but they believe now is the perfect time. “The lord told us. It’s not the timing is right or anything. It was just meant to be,” group member Taj told YKIGS about their return. Lelee added, “The industry is so dry right now. It’s like a drought. It’s horrible. They need us.” SWV reunited…

Holly Robinson Peete Says That Blacktresses Are Angry At Tyler Perry Over Kim K

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Kim Kardashian has been taking some heat from Tyler Perry fans for her inclusion in the filmmaker’s upcoming movie, “The Marriage Counselor,” something Access Hollywood Live guest co-host Holly Robinson Peete weighed in on. “We can always count on Tyler Perry to give a blacktress a job. So all across the world blacktresses are upset,” Holly joked about the casting of Kim in the movie, where the reality star will…

Cain Says God Told Him To Run for President

Cain Says God Told Him To Run for President

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    Republican Herman Cain said God convinced him to enter the race for president, comparing himself to Moses: “Youve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?”The Georgia business executive played up his faith Saturday after battling sexual harassment allegations for two weeks, trying to shift the conversation to religion, an issue vital to conservative via Cain says God persuaded him to run for president – Yahoo! News.

Metta World Peace on Michael Jordan

Ron Artest Says Michael Jordan is Now “One of Them”

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Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, has added his support to the growing consensus among disgruntled NBA players that Michael Jordan is no longer one of them. “We’re the same guys that looked up to Michael Jordan when we were kids,” he said,” said the L.A. Laker small forward. “Same guys that wanted to fly like Mike and be like Mike. Even though guys are with other companies, they still…