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November 17, 2011

African Americans & Latinos Twice as Likely to Foreclosure as Whites

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The Center for Responsible Lending released a study today that documents a trend in American foreclosures that is startling, yet not surprising. The study, “Lost Ground, 2011: Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures,” co-authored with the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presents data in support of the claim that African Americans and Latinos are “more than twice as likely to lose their home…

Did Katt Williams Get a Five Finger Discount at Best Buy?

Did Katt Williams Get a Five Finger Discount at Best Buy?

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    By: Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford, Your Black World On Wednesday, comedian Katt Williams, who recently made headlines for his seemingly anti-Mexican comments while performing in Arizona, was accused of stealing from a Best Buy in Ohio. Police have confirmed today that no such thing occurred. Yesterday, while browsing the store, a friend of the fiery comedian was seen putting some items in her purse. Under suspicion, store security reported them…

‘Salvage The Bones’ A Novel About A Family Surviving Hurricane Katrina Wins National Book Award

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    The story of a poor black family struggling to weather the horrors of Hurricane Katrina has won the National Book Award for fiction. Jesmyn Ward’s second novel Salvage the Bones beat books including Téa Obrecht’s Orange prize-winning title The Tiger’s Wife to win the prestigious US prize, worth $10,000. Set in Mississippi, in the coastal town of Bois Sauvage just before Katrina hits, Salvage the Bones tells of…

Ruben Studdard Files for Divorce From Wife of Three Years

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    A marriage of one former “American Idol” champion is crumbling down. Season two winner Ruben Studdard, who edged out runner-up Clay Aiken to claim the title in 2003, has filed for divorce from wife of three years, Surata Zuri McCants. The “I Need an Angel” singer, who gained the nickname “Velvet Teddy Bear” on the singing competition, filed the papers in Alabama, and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the…

Herman Cain: ‘I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy’

Herman Cain: ‘I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy’

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    Herman Cain has made another mistake on the campaign trail that is likely going to dog him for good.  After recent slipups on various aspects of foreign and domestic policy, Cain defended himself with comments that some see as yet another mistake by the candidate. Speaking about foreign policy on his tour bus, Cain said this: “I’m not supposed to know anything about foreign policy. Just thought I’d…

White House gun suspect obsessed with Obama

White House gun suspect obsessed with Obama

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    A man clad in black who was obsessed with President Barack Obama pulled his car within view of the White House at night and fired shots from an assault rifle, cracking a window of the first family’s living quarters while the president was away, authorities said about their still-developing investigation. The U.S. Secret Service found two bullets had hit the White House and agents caught up with Oscar…

Supermodel’s Lands New Reality Show “Beverly’s Full House”

Supermodel’s Lands New Reality Show “Beverly’s Full House”

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    Oprah Winfrey Network has picked up “Beverly’s Full House,” a reality series featuring former supermodel Beverly Johnson and follows what happens when three generations of her family come together under one roof — her spacious home in Palm Springs. Cameras will follow Johnson, her daughter Anansa (a plus-size model), son-in-law David (a former NFL player), and their newborn baby Ava, in an effort to reconnect with her daughter…

Has Benetton’s New Ad Campaign Gone Too Far? (Photos)

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Yes, that is President Obama sharing a tender moment with US rival Hugo Chavez for The United Colors of Benetton’s new ad campaign. The Italian fashion brand, already known for its provocative ads throughout the years, is already making headlines for its latest effort – an ad campaign showing photoshopped images of world leaders kissing their biggest rivals on the lips. The company’s new Unhate campaign also includes the modified images…

“Colored Only” Sign Posted Over Drinking Fountain At New York College

“Colored Only” Sign Posted Over Drinking Fountain At New York College

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    Campus Police at the State University of New York at New Paltz are investigating two racist signs that were posted in one of their buildings.  The signs said “Colored Only,” and were found on a drinking fountain in the Humanities building. The latest sign was discovered on November 8 and three others were found in a campus dorm.  SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian sent memos out to…

Video Reminds Us Just How Ridiculous We’ve Become as a People

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Michelle Taylor on Using the Power of God to Overcome Financial Hurdles

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Phaedra Parks Says She’s No Criminal | What The Ha-yell!

Phaedra Parks Says She’s No Criminal | What The Ha-yell!

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    Last week sometime we got some information on a story regarding Phaedra Parks and an alleged ex employee Angela Stanton. According to her legal counsel Ms. Parks has no criminal history and the information posted was not true. via Phaedra Parks Says She’s No Criminal | What The Ha-yell!.

Former Red Sox Clubhouse Manager Molested 12 Black Children

Former Red Sox Clubhouse Manager Molested 12 Black Children

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    They had 11 kids and they were all black, almost as if they wouldn’t let this happen to little white boys.” Jerry Sandusky appears to only be the latest in authoritative sports figures who’ve taken advantage of young boys in their care.  Donald Fitzpatrick, a long time clubhouse manager for the Boston Red Sox, molested several boys between 1971 and 1991 in Winter Haven, Florida, where the team…

7-Year-old Publishes Book About Obesity

7-Year-old Publishes Book About Obesity

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    At just seven-years-old, LaNiyah is a published author. But it’s her latest effort, a book about obesity, that’s closet to her heart. After rapidly gaining weight when she was just three, her parents consulted her pediatrician and put little LaNiyah on a strict diet. When she continued to gain weight despite being on the diet, LaNiyah’s parents knew something was wrong. Now at seven, LaNiyah weighs in at over 100 pounds,…

Overweight Teen Smuggles Loaded Gun Into Jail… By Hiding It Under His Big Belly

Overweight Teen Smuggles Loaded Gun Into Jail… By Hiding It Under His Big Belly

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    Stony Mathis, an 18-year old, was able to keep officers from finding a .38 caliber revolver by putting it into his waistband and hiding it under his stomach.  The overweight teenager took advantage of the fact that officers didn’t feel compelled to lift his belly during their search of him before entering the Okaloosa County jail in Florida. The errant teen is a shocking 5’4”, 220 pounds, and…