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December 5, 2011

Once-Conjoined Toddlers Safely Separated After Surgery

Once-Conjoined Toddlers Safely Separated After Surgery

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Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery, and doctors predict they’ll be ready to go home by Christmas.   Maria and Teresa Tapia left Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday. At a news conference before their departure, the girls clapped and waved and one kissed the lead doctor on their surgical team, Dr. David Lanning….

New Black History App is All the Rage

New Black History App is All the Rage

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The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to Arizona State University journalism professor Retha Hill. Her free “augmented reality’’ Black History app offers a video tour of the city’s African-American history. Augmented reality systems superimpose digital information onto the real world. When viewing the world through a video screen, augmented reality software, known as AR, adds extra data to the…

Players in Hazing Ritual Forced to Eat Cookies Covered in Semen

Players in Hazing Ritual Forced to Eat Cookies Covered in Semen

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    Your Black World reports You ever heard of a “wet buscuit?”  You probably never want to see one in real life. The Hoop Mountain Basketball camp got national media attention when players were hazed by being forced to eat Oreo cookies soaked in sperm.  The media and police are on the case, and school officials are not happy. via Players Hazed: Forced to Eat Cookies Soaked in Semen.

Kanye Gets More Grammy Nods Than Anyone, but Believes He Was Snubbed

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Your Black World reports For some reason, the always-reflective and overly dramatic Kanye West has somehow concluded that he was snubbed by the Grammys after receiving more nominations than every other artist this year.  His snub?  Not being nominated for album of the year. Read more on Your Black Hip Hop        

herman cain is expected to endorse newt gingrich

Report: Herman Cain Will Endorse Newt Gingrich

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    Black Like Moi/Your Black World reports After seeing his campaign end as quickly as it fired up, Herman Cain is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  A local Fox station in Atlanta is citing inside sources as saying that Cain will endorse Gingrich today. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said that he doesn’t expect Cain to make the endorsement today,…

Disabled Mother Of 6 Trades Her House For Minivan To Get Her Kids To School On Time

Disabled Mother Of 6 Trades Her House For Minivan To Get Her Kids To School On Time

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    LaWanda Flake is a 36-year old disabled mother in Detroit trying to find a way to make a way.  The mother took some heat from friends and the public when she traded in her four bedroom brick house in a nice neighborhood for a minivan with 85,000 miles on it.  The house was in the same neighborhood once frequented by Diana Ross, but Flake didn’t care, she made…

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women I hope you watched Extreme Home Makeover on December 2, as I did.  For me it was an opportunity of pride, as Bennett student Dominique Walker was featured, with her family, for a trip to Los Angeles, and a home upgrade.  Why?  Because her family remained in pain because their 11 year old brother killed himself after vicious…

Woman Pours Hot Water on Man’s Head, Beats Him with Baseball Bat for Seeing Other Women

Woman Pours Hot Water on Man’s Head, Beats Him with Baseball Bat for Seeing Other Women

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    Some people have jealous streaks, and some people just need to be locked up.  Jesua Tatad wasn’t happy after finding out that her husband was seeing other women after their divorce.  So, to fix the problem, she attacked him while he slept, pouring scalding hot water on his head and beating him with a baseball bat. via Woman Pours Hot Water on Man’s Head, Beats Him with Baseball…

Your Black Politics: What Do Black Republicans Think about Herman Cain Now?

Your Black Politics: What Do Black Republicans Think about Herman Cain Now?

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    Your Black World reports The consensus among most political pundits is that the presidency chances of Herman Cain were eaten alive by Ginger White, the latest of a number of women accusing Cain of marital infidelity. Although Cain may be out of the picture at least for now, many black conservatives are not giving up on their quest to obtain the power they feel they deserve.   The emergence…

dr boyce watkins and george james discuss the concept of the financial abortion

If a Woman Can Choose to Abort a Child, Can a Man Choose Not to Pay?

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Some women’s rights groups say that a woman can decide whether or not to abort a child without any intervention from the father.  If that’s the case, can the father then choose whether or not he’d like to participate in the financial responsibility that comes with raising that child? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and relationship counselor George James discuss the concept of the “Financial abortion.”  What’s the…

W.H. makes its case to black voters

W.H. makes its case to black voters

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    Stung by summertime allegations that they neglected their bedrock African-American constituency, the White House and President Barack Obama’s reelection team have cranked up their outreach to black voters, selling the president’s first-term achievements as accomplishments that will pay long-term dividends for the black community. Top administration aides and Cabinet officials have fanned out to black communities, touting those accomplishments — including health care reform, unemployment insurance extensions, public-education…

It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff

It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff

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    Quick Note from Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World Recent unemployment data shows that black unemployment went up in every demographic while white unemployment declined across the board.  Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had dreams, one of which involved the pursuit of economic independence for our community.  Since their deaths, we’ve forgotten about this part of their dream, but it’s time that we come together…

9-Yr Old Boy Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying His Teacher was “Cute”

9-Yr Old Boy Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying His Teacher was “Cute”

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    A 9-year old boy in North Carolina was suspended from school for two days for sexual harassment.  Emanyea Lockett’s crime was that he told his friend that he thought his teacher was cute. ‘I was talking to my friend and I said Miss Taylor was cute,’ Emanyea said to local WSOC news. The boy is adamant that he didn’t say anything else to earn his punishment. via Your…

Bishop Eddie Long Taking Time Off From Church to Deal with Family Issues

Bishop Eddie Long Taking Time Off From Church to Deal with Family Issues

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      Your Black World reports Bishop Eddie Long has announced that he is going to take some time off from running his church to focus on his family.  Bishop Long’s wife, Vanessa, recently filed for divorce, and this appears to have taken the pastor’s attention. Mrs. Long decided to file after initially changing her mind.  After further contemplation, she is now going through with the process.  Bishop Long…

Tiger Woods Wins First Tournament Since Scandal Two Years Ago

Tiger Woods Wins First Tournament Since Scandal Two Years Ago

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    Almost exactly two years ago, it was the beginning of the end of Tiger Woods and his reign of greatness.  The man who’d been long considered the greatest golfer in the history of the world hit a downfall, seeming to be unable to find his old game. Since that time, Woods has dropped from being ranked number one in the world to falling out of the top 50,…