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December 3, 2011

How Do We Fight Diabetes in the Black Community?

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Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World     Bishop Eddie Long and Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain were once considered to be pillars of their community. Long was the lead pastor at one of the largest churches in the south(the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where he remarkably maintained power), and Cain was on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Read More…

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

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    A man earns up to $55,000 a year in cash by selling candy on the New York subway. Alex ‘Tracks’ McFarland, from New York City, plies his trade on the city’s subway system and usually takes home around $150 a day. He said he started doing it at the age of 11, not because he had to but because he wanted to earn his own money. Read More.

Herman Cain: Candidate Quits Presidential Race Because Allegations Are Hurting His Wife

Herman Cain: Candidate Quits Presidential Race Because Allegations Are Hurting His Wife

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    Speaking to supporters in Atlanta Cain said: Becoming president was Plan A. And before you get discouraged, today I want to describe Plan B. So as of today, with a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am suspending my presidential campaign.  I am disappointed that it came to this point that we had to make this decision.He said: These false and unproved allegations continue … to create…

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson’s Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

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Your Black News reports: When word spread in October that Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, known for dropping a Hip Hop verse mid-conversation, was offering an in depth look into the life and times of Shawn Carter at Georgetown University, he received his share of criticism. According to Dyson, the course, titled “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z” tackles the same topics of any sociology class: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism…

Smithsonian Black History Museum Accepts KKK Robes

Smithsonian Black History Museum Accepts KKK Robes

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      WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired two Ku Klux Klan robes that will be exhibited in its future home on the National Mall. One of the robes donated Monday comes from the family of the late writer Stetson Kennedy, who died in August some six decades after he infiltrated the KKK and exposed its secrets. The second robe belonged…

Ballin’! Magic Johnson Proposes To Buy The Dodgers, Could Make MLB History

Ballin’! Magic Johnson Proposes To Buy The Dodgers, Could Make MLB History

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      Wonder what it feels like to wake up one morning and just decide to BUY a professional baseball team? Magic Johnson would know. He and his group of investors have made an offer to buy the L.A. Dodgers. And they’re not offering up chump change. Get the deets on the BILLIONS the fellas have and Magic potentially making MLB history by buying the Dodgers inside… NBA Hall…

Wow! Kris Humphries Wants His Kim K Prenup Voided?

Wow! Kris Humphries Wants His Kim K Prenup Voided?

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    We’re not saying he’s a gold-digger, but…   *As previously reported, Kris Humphries this week met soon-to-be-ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s divorce petition with a request for legal separation and an annulment instead — and as of today he reportedly wants their prenup to disappear as well, according to TMZ. Humphries asked for an annulment in a response filed Thursday in L.A. Superior Court. Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct….

SMH: Oakland Raiders LB Arrested On Gun And Assault Charges

SMH: Oakland Raiders LB Arrested On Gun And Assault Charges

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      DECATUR, Ala.– Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor assault, firearms and other charges after police said he fired a gun during a fight in his Alabama hometown. McClain, 22, held a gun beside a man’s head during an altercation and the man begged him not to shoot, according to a statement released by Lt. John Crouch of the Decatur Police Department. McClain, an…

Why Buy Toys This Christmas When You Can Rent For Much Cheaper

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    When you are a kid on Christmas morning, it’s all about volume. But when you are a parent, cruising the aisles of the toy-store in December, it’s about trying to balance a happy holiday with a reasonable budget. There now a great new way to have plenty of toys under the tree, and all year, without breaking the bank. It’s called Toygaroo, a website that lets parents rent…

Did Robert Townsend Hoodwink Congress? Using Federal Money To Produce Online Soap Opera ‘Diary of a Single Mom’ [VIDEO]

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You may not have seen the show “Diary of a Single Mom” co-starring Monica Calhoun and Billy Dee Williams, but your tax dollars helped pay for it. Through the federal economic stimulus program, a company owned by actor-director Robert Townsend was paid more than $230,000 to produce and direct the Web-based show, records show. Other production costs on the show paid to different vendors total more than $700,000. The money…

Muhammad Ali OK …Was NOT Rushed To Hospital Earlier Today

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A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is “well, happy and carrying on with his daily routine” after being treated for dehydration last month. Spokesman Craig Bankey says in a statement released Friday that Ali was treated Nov. 19, five days after the funeral of Joe Frazier, whom he fought in three epic fights. Bankey says Ali is home in Scottsdale. Star magazine’s website, RadarOnline.com, reported early…

She Has Changed Her Mind Again…Vanessa Long Wants OUT

She Has Changed Her Mind Again…Vanessa Long Wants OUT

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    Your Black World reports Vanessa Long, wife of Bishop Eddie Long, has changed her mind again about filing for divorce with her husband.  After announcing recently that she was leaving, Mrs. Long withdrew her petition for divorce.  But within hours, she stated that she was going through with the breakup after all. Read more on Your Black Woman»

LOL of the Day: Eddie Long’s Wife Gets the Last Word

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