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November 16, 2011

Suspect arrested in White House shooting

Suspect arrested in White House shooting

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    A man wearing all black was apparently obsessed with President Obama when he decided to fire shots at the White House with an assault rifle.  He cracked the window of the family’s living quarters, but the president was away at the time. Read more on Your Black Politics»

Documents Detail How Visa Tried to Buy-Out Nancy Pelosi and Other Politicians « Your Black Politics

Documents Detail How Visa Tried to Buy-Out Nancy Pelosi and Other Politicians « Your Black Politics

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    Visa has long bragged about its rewards program for consumers. So when its lucrative swipe fees got caught in the congressional crosshairs a few years back, the credit-card giant developed a special program for then–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to feel its influence.The lobbying campaign, reconstructed by Newsweek through interviews and documents, speaks volumes about the efforts of big business to curry favor, even among perceived enemies. via Documents…

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

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    It appears that in addition to the recent sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, the university has also been responsible for covering up death threats to African American students.  TheLoop21 wrote a blog post about the cover-ups, which make the university’s public image even more tarnished than it was before the scandal.  Earlier in the week, Dr. Boyce Watkins at Your Black World also…

Tiger Set to Faceoff Against Caddie Who Called Him a “Black Asshole”

Tiger Set to Faceoff Against Caddie Who Called Him a “Black Asshole”

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    Your Black World reports Tiger Woods is set to face off against his ex-caddie, Steve Williams this week, a match-up that is sure to draw major attention from both spectators and media. Williams sparked controversy by referring to Tiger as a “black asshole” during a recent speech after Woods fired him earlier this year. Tiger is set to face up against Adam Scott and Williams in a foursome…

african american policy conference at the white house

Dr. Boyce: White House African American Policy Conference – Hype or Substance?

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Purpose: Work It! | Black Life Coaches Network

Purpose: Work It! | Black Life Coaches Network

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    It’s been said many times. “We have all been given gifts and talents as a gift from God; what you do with it is your gift back to Him”. Well, I beg to differ. It is my belief and experience that what you do with your gifts and talents is your gift to YOU. We were created to make a life for ourselves and leave a legacy for…

YourBlackScholar: Why Do Some Churches Prefer Pastors Who DO NOT Have Theological Education?

YourBlackScholar: Why Do Some Churches Prefer Pastors Who DO NOT Have Theological Education?

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    by Pastor Mika Edmondson, Your Black World On more than one occasion, I have heard something like this, “Great sermon today Reverend…I saw the Holy Ghost on you and NOT the seminary!” or “it [ministry] don’t take all that [education]…the Bible is simple.”Have you noticed that some church folks have negative or at best mixed feelings about formal religious training? While we tend to appreciate and celebrate educational…

African Country Gets 78% of It’s Debt Eliminated or Deferred

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The Paris Club of governments said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Ivory Coast to defer and forgive $1.8 billion in its foreign debts. The deal is expected to reduce the west African country’s debt service burden through mid-2014 by more than 78 percent and cancels $397 million of debt outright, the Paris Club said in a statement. The deal was agreed under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC)…

Your Black Politics: Bullets Found Around the White House After Someone Shot at the Building

Your Black Politics: Bullets Found Around the White House After Someone Shot at the Building

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    Your Black World reports The Secret Service says that a bullet hit an outside window of the White House.  The bullet was stopped by ballistic glass and no one was harmed.  Another round was found on the outside of the house on Tuesday. The bullets were found after gunfire was reported on Friday.  Several witnesses heard the shots and saw two cars quickly fleeing the scene.  They also…

NBA players file antitrust lawsuits against league

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NBA players kept offering economic concessions, and it was never enough to satisfy owners. So with no labor deal and no place else to go, players decided to take their fight to the courtroom. The locked-out players, including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, saying David Stern’s ultimatums left them no other choice. Attorney David Boies put…

Student Arrested, Put School Shooting Hit List On Facebook (VIDEO)

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19-year-old Jamal Smith was arrested by Memphis Police on Monday, November 14, 2011, after Millington Police say he made a hit list and posted it on Facebook. via Former High Student Arrested After Putting Hit List On Facebook Planned School Shooting (VIDEO).

“I Ain’t Scared Of You” the Bernie Mac Documentary To Premiere On Comedy Central

“I Ain’t Scared Of You” the Bernie Mac Documentary To Premiere On Comedy Central

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    Filmmaker Robert Smalls’ documentary “I Ain’t Scared Of You” about the life and  times and career of the late great comedian Bernie Mac will make its nationwide premiere on the Comedy Central cable channel in February. Read More.

Three Of Michael Jackson Brothers Said — We Got Screwed Over Thriller Jackets

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    Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers — Marlon, Jackie, and Tito (left to right) — have filed a lawsuit against a guy who they say duped them into signing 1,000 replicas of the famous Michael Jackson “Thriller” and “Beat It” jackets. According to a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — the 3 bros were promised $100,000 each for their signatures on replicas of the iconic, red, leather jackets…