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November 15, 2011

College Sorority Depicts The Huxtables By Dressing In Blackface

College Sorority Depicts The Huxtables By Dressing In Blackface

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World – Scholarship in Action A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi decided that it might be fun to depict “The Cosby Show” by putting students in blackface.   The off campus party was meant to be good old fashioned fun, likely inspired by students whose professors have never educated them on the fact that their actions are horribly offensive to millions of people. Read…

LMAO: Chicago Teacher Union President Jokes About Education Secretary Duncan’s Lisp (VIDEO)

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    A video shows Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis pacing across a stage in front of a live audience as she cracks jokes about U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s “lisp” and her Cannabis-smoking days at Dartmouth College. “People are impressed,” Lewis riffs. “Let me tell you, I spent those (college) years, smoking lots of weed, self-medicating, self-medicating. Thank you. Sounds like you all did, too. I’m, sorry —…

Crazy *ss Mom Forced Son to Eat Feces And Urine

Crazy *ss Mom Forced Son to Eat Feces And Urine

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    A 37-year-old mother is accused of beating her teenaged sons and forcing the younger one to lick up urine and eat his own feces and vomit, according to prosecutors. Talthina Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio, is charged with 12 counts of felony assault, child abuse, and other charges. According to Cleveland.com, Jackson punished her 15-year-old son for using her computer last month. She hit him with her keys, then…

Sneak Peek: Michelle Obama Shows Off Her Random Dancing Skills on Upcoming iCarly Episode (VIDEO)

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A sneak-peek video was released this week of First Lady Michelle Obama chatting with the cast before taping the episode and then displaying her impressive dance moves during the “Random Dance” segment of the show. Read More.

“The President’s Agenda and the African American Community” Report Outlines What Obama Has Done for “Us”

“The President’s Agenda and the African American Community” Report Outlines What Obama Has Done for “Us”

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    The Obama administration recently unveiled a 44-page report called “The President’s Agenda and the African American Community” that highlights policies that the White House says have benefited black people. It is, in some respects, an answer to critics who’ve argued that the president hasn’t done enough to address the harsh economic realities in black communities. The Root’s Cynthia Gordy points out that last week’s report highlights many of…

Patti LaBelle Accused of Cussing Out a Baby and Her Mother

Patti LaBelle Accused of Cussing Out a Baby and Her Mother

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    Your Black World reports Typically known as a classy performer, Patti LaBelle is taking heat for allegedly screaming obscenities at a toddler and throwing a punch at the baby’s mother during an incident in Manhattan.  Kevin and Roseanna Monk are telling authorities that LaBelle went ballistic against their daughter Genevieve, and they are filing suit in Manhattan Superior Court. Read more »

Trial Starts For Professional Wrestler Accused of Not Alerting Women of HIV Status

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  A jury was seated and opening statements began Monday at the trial of Andre Davis, the man accused of having sex with 12 women without telling them that he was HIV positive. via Trial Starts For Professional Wrestler Accused of Not Alerting Women of HIV Status.

Denzel Washington Death Rumors Laid To Rest

Denzel Washington Death Rumors Laid To Rest

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      With six words— Denzel Washington Dies In Snowboard Accident— he of single, grown-man-tear-down-the-cheek fame, joined the long list of celebrities killed off by the rumor mill. According to one article, which got more than 1,000 Facebook likes today, Washington was vacationing at a ski resort in Switzerland when he lost control of his snowboard and crashed into a tree. The article claimed the Academy Award winner “died…

Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile in Interview; Admits to "Horsing Around" With Children

Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile in Interview; Admits to “Horsing Around” With Children

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A defiant Jerry Sandusky denied being a pedophile Monday, breaking his silence to profess his innocence in the Penn State scandal that toppled football legend Joe Paterno. Sandusky, 67, charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, admitted to NBC’s Bob Costas to a serious lapse in judgement. “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids,” said Sandusky referring to the eight boys he’s accused of molesting in incidents dating from…

Jay-Z On The Cover Of GQ; Talks Fatherhood, Kanye and Maybachs

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  GQ has crowned Jay-Z King for their December issue which is on stands nationwide, 11/22. He’s sharing his cover space with the Knockout (Mila Kunis) the Breakout (Michael Fassbender)and the Showmen (Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon) to the King (Jay-Z). In an uncharacteristically personal interview, King of the Year, Jay-Z, sits down to discuss Kanye’s perfectionism, his own father, and fitting a car seat into the Maybach. via Jay-Z…

Gloria Cain Says Her Husband “Totally Respects Women”

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  GOP presidential candidate, Herman Cain, has trotted his wife Gloria out to distract from the Clarence Thomas-esque accusations he’s facing — and according to her, she doesn’t believe a word of it. In an interview to air Monday on FOX’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, Mrs. Cain emphatically voices her support for her husband: “I know that’s not the person he is. He totally respects women,” Gloria…

Drake’s Dad Describes Rapper Childhood in Memphis (VIDEO)

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    Drake, one of the hottest names in the hip hop world, has strong ties to Memphis. Drake’s hometown of Toronto is an obvious contrast in culture from the streets of Memphis, but it was in the Bluff City where Aubrey “Drake” Graham spent his summers with his father Dennis Graham. “Appleville, which is Shelby Drive and Neely – that’s where we always came to,” Graham said. A former…

NBA Players Reject Owners Revised Offer

NBA Players Reject Owners Revised Offer

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The National Basketball Players Association has decided not to accept or extend the opportunity to vote to all players after meeting for almost three hours in New York Monday to discuss the league’s latest proposal. “We’ve arrived at the conclusion that the collective bargaining process has completely broken down,” Billy Hunter said. . Read more at Your Black News