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December 6, 2011

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

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    Your Black World reports The NAACP is planning to appeal to the United Nations to fight discrimination they believe to be implicit in recent changes to voting rights laws. According to the NAACP, the states that had the highest levels of black voter participation are the ones that have chosen to utilize measures to undermine the impact of the African American vote. In a 67-page study recently released…

Is Gayle King Calling Wendy Williams a Liar about the Oprah Winfrey Letter?

Is Gayle King Calling Wendy Williams a Liar about the Oprah Winfrey Letter?

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    Wendy Williams is being accused of being a liar by Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey’s best friend.  The whole thing started when Wendy, the gossip queen, painted the picture that Gayle and Oprah had fallen out over Gayle’s decision to leave OWN and head to CBS.   Wendy read a letter on the air, allegedly from Oprah herself, which seemed to confirm her initial suspicion. Read More via Your Black…

Dr. Boyce: What Malcolm and Martin Would Say About the Black Unemployment Problem

Dr. Boyce: What Malcolm and Martin Would Say About the Black Unemployment Problem

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    Hello everyone, In case you aren’t aware, there continue to be disturbing trends in the unemployment data.  You may have heard in the media that the unemployment numbers last month were optimistic, but that was not true for the African American community.  According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment declined for every demographic within the white community, but it actually increased for every measured group…

Lenny Kravitz Is Angry… [VIDEO]

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The minds at Funny Or Die are at work again.  Last month, they brought us the hilarious Herman Cain spoof with boxer and actor Mike Tyson.  This month?  They’ve sought the services of rocker and member of my personal “He Can Get It” list, Lenny Kravitz.  

Ice Cube to Star and Exec Produce New Drama Series On FX Network

Ice Cube to Star and Exec Produce New Drama Series On FX Network

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    Ice Cube has made a deal to star in and exec produce a new dramatic series titled Eye for An Eye, for the FX cable network. To be co-produced by Cube’s production company Cube Vision and Prospect Park, the series revolves around a paramedic, played by Cube, who “after too many years of leaving the scenes of violent crimes with a victim struggling to live in the back of his…

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Kicks off All-New Season of 10 Episodes with Vesta

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In a press release from uber publicists Lynn McReynolds and Gilda Squire, TV One is getting the New Year off to a rockin’ start with ten all-new episodes of its NAACP Image Award-winning series of one-hour biographies celebrating the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, have not received the level of recognition they deserve or whose stories have never been told, beginning Monday, January…

Your Black News: Sharpton Invites The Donald To The Hood To Prove Poor People Have Role Models

Donald Trump Says that Black People Have No Good Role Models

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  Your Black World reports: Donald “Birther” Trump, appeared on the “Today Show” with Matt Lauer, and co-signed his capitalist-in-arms, Newt Gingrich, who recently stated that poor children have poor work habits and no role models. “Maybe it wasn’t politically correct, but it happens to be the truth,” he told Lauer. “I think one of the reasons he’s surging, I mean he’s like a rocket ship, is the fact that…

Your Black News: Speaking Out Against Marijuana Laws Costing Officers Their Jobs

Your Black News: Speaking Out Against Marijuana Laws Costing Officers Their Jobs

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  Sometimes being honest on the job can get you fired. During a lull in his duties manning the turbulent New Mexico border, Bryan Gonzalez stopped to chat with another officer about the intricacies of the job (i.e. complain about things he didn’t agree with). Frustrated with the volume of drug arrests that Border Patrol has to process, and sympathetic to the plight of illegal immigrants, Gonzalez made a statement…

12-Year-Old Girl Leads March Against Violence in New York

12-Year-Old Girl Leads March Against Violence in New York

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  You think you can’t lead when you’re young?  Just tell that to 12-year old Victoria Pannell.  The little soldier is the Northeast Regional Director of Youth for the National Action Network.  She led a march and rally this week in Harlem to challenge the youth violence that has made the neighborhoods and parks in her community unsafe. There have been a string of killings in New York City recently…

thailan cash died playing the choking game

Parents Suspect Choking Game Killed 10-Year-Old Son

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  Thailan Cash was a fun-loving, happy child, according to his parents — but one dangerous game may be the one that killed him. He was found Saturday with a curtain wrapped tightly around his neck and his parents blame “the choking game.” Enzy Curtis and Yolanda Cash both say that they warned their son about the potentially fatal game, but he didn’t listen to them. “I told him ‘honey…

Deadbeat Dad: RHOA’s Sheree Whitfield Ex-Baller Husband Refuses To Pay Child Support

Deadbeat Dad: RHOA’s Sheree Whitfield Ex-Baller Husband Refuses To Pay Child Support

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    There’s trifling; then there’s Triflin‘ — and ex-Falcon player, Bob Whitfield puts the ‘T’ in Triflin’. In a sad episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, designer, socialite, part-time actress and full-time diva, Sheree Whitfield, had an upsetting conversation with her ex-husband Bob, during which he told her that he had no intentions on ever paying child support. His reason? Because Sheree makes ample money on her own, lives…

Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Off About Newt Gingrich’s ‘Poor Kids’ Comments

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player “The View” host attacks the GOP front-runner’s comments about poor children. Source

shani k. collins gives advice to single black women

Shani K. Collins: For Single Ladies, There’s a blessing in waiting

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Your  best  friend  recently  married; another  one  calls  to  say,  “I’m having a baby.” You are excited for them but you find yourself longing, wondering and secretly asking, Lord, when will it be my turn? What do you do when everyone around  you  experiences  the  joys  of  a great job promotion, a new fiancé, a new home, a new degree, a new car, or a new baby? How do you stay focused on God when your  life’s dreams and goals have not come to fruition? The answer is simple: you wait on the Lord. via There’s a blessing in waiting.

Benjamin Banneker’s Birthday Celebrated with Dialogue on Race Series

Benjamin Banneker’s Birthday Celebrated with Dialogue on Race Series

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    Grand Executive Director Adm. William Sizemore welcomed attendees to the launch of A Dialogue on Race in America series, offered as a community service of the Washington Interdependence Council’s ongoing Benjamin Banneker commemorative mission. The event was held at the historic House of the Temple landmark, designed by John Russell Pope. The event featured popular radio and television personalities, authors and scholars, Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder of Black…

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

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      A bill called the Weekend Voting Act seeks to move Election Day to the first weekend in November, allowing voters to cast ballots on either Saturday or Sunday. While the bill has its backers in Congress, it has not been introduced in the current Congress, and Soboroff acknowledges it is difficult to get lawmakers to take up the issue. “There’s not a lot of incentive for people…