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December 26, 2011

New Poll Shows Vast Improvement in President Obama’s Approval Rating

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The most recent Gallup Poll presents information that should be exciting to the Obama Administration.  For the first time since this summer, more Americans approve of the job the president’s doing than disapprove.  According to the poll, 47 percent of Americans say they approve of the way President Obama is doing his job, which is a five percent increase since the…

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

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    Carrollton, Georgia (CNN) — Newt Gingrich claims that it was his first wife, not Gingrich himself, who wanted their divorce in 1980, but court documents obtained by CNN appear to show otherwise. The Republican presidential candidate, now in his third marriage, has been peppered with attacks and questions about his divorce from Jackie Gingrich for the past three decades. Questions about his past — and what that past…

Dr. Boyce: 5 Things that Must Happen in the Year 2012

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Every year around this time, I start to reflect on life, sometimes my own. I think about the past, the present and the future. I think about things that could have happened, things that shouldn’t have happened, things that probably will happen and also the stuff that definitely won’t happen. I think about the fact that there are 8,760 hours in a year…

LOL: Tami Roman Being Sued Over Hair Extensions

LOL: Tami Roman Being Sued Over Hair Extensions

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    Just when you think Basketball Wives couldn’t get anymore ghetto, you hear something like this.  Tami Roman was just sued for half a million dollars by Constance Corleone over some hair extensions.  This comes just a week after she was sued by her former manager, who claims that she has refused to pay for her services. TMZ is saying that Corleone owns a hair extension company called Bella…

African American Leaders – 5 Reasons You Need a Leadership Coach

African American Leaders – 5 Reasons You Need a Leadership Coach

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    Climbing the corporate ladder is challenging for anyone with their eye on the C-Suite but can be especially challenging for African American leaders. The extra challenges are generally related to skin color, but other factors are also in the equation. This article examines those extra challenges and how a leadership coach (also known as an executive coach) can help you overcome them to clear your path to the…

Teens Play Deadly Game of “Knock Out,” Brutally Beating Random Citizens

Teens Play Deadly Game of “Knock Out,” Brutally Beating Random Citizens

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    Authorities around the nation are becoming increasingly alarmed by a new game called “Knock Out King,” or “Knock Out,” where random citizens are being targeted by young people as part of a gang initiation process.   Mathew Quain was on his way to the grocery store when it happened to him.  The 51-year old man said that a group of young people were standing nearby and suddenly attacked…

Paula Patton and Tom Cruise Score a Hit with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Paula Patton and Tom Cruise Score a Hit with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

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    The beautiful Paula Patton and her new partner in stopping crime, Tom Cruise, have a great deal to be proud of.  The two starred in what was to be the number one movie in the country this weekend, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”  The film hauled in a handsome $26.5 million domestically over the first weekend of its release.  Since it was shared with the public, the film…

Your Black Politics: Julianne Malveaux Gives Credit to President Obama for His Recent Victory

Your Black Politics: Julianne Malveaux Gives Credit to President Obama for His Recent Victory

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux – President, Bennett College for Women I had an elderly relative who used to say, “We have to give due where due is due”. Of course she meant “credit where credit is due”, but she was so old and so engaging, that instead of ever correcting her, I often imitated her mangled remark. I thought of her last week when President Obama, standing firm,…

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

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    Most of you saw the recent insanity over the release of the new Air Jordans.  When black people are lining up around the block to spend money that they dont’ have on shoes that cost $12 to make, is there a point where we have to stop and say “enough is enough?” In a very candid conversation on the topic, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Your Black World…

Kevin Garnett Choke: Celtics Star Misses Shot Then Puts Hand To Throat Of Knicks Player (VIDEO)

Kevin Garnett Choke: Celtics Star Misses Shot Then Puts Hand To Throat Of Knicks Player (VIDEO)

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    Over four quarters, the Knicks-Celtics game was remarkably hard fought. However, a case can certainly be made that the Celtics choked away a win they had in hand. Having taken control of the season-opening Atlantic Division tilt with a dominating third quarter effort — negating an similarly impressive first quarter by New York — the Celtics seemed fully in control as the game entered the fourth. But Knicks…