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January 3, 2012

The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View

The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View

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    Yesterday, New York City Department of Health revealed that the number one name Black parents applied to their baby girls was Madison, a name historically and traditionally given by White parents. By contrast, the number one boy name was Jayden, often considered a typical “Black name.” The juxtaposition of the contrast is striking. It is no hidden secret that many Blacks in America for decades have struggled with the decision of…

Herman Cain Makes Appearance At Iowa Caucuses; Says Wife Is ‘Doing Marvelous’

Herman Cain Makes Appearance At Iowa Caucuses; Says Wife Is ‘Doing Marvelous’

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Not to be entirely left out, Herman Cain made an appearance in Iowa ahead of Tuesday night’s caucuses and said his wife, Gloria, is “doing marvelous” after Cain left the Republican primary race over allegations of sexual assault. “She is doing fine because since I got out of the race, we don’t have to constantly hear the spinning and the respinning of those false accusations,” Cain said. He reported that…

Senseless Tragedy Hits Small Town: High School Football Star Murdered

Senseless Tragedy Hits Small Town: High School Football Star Murdered

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    In another senseless tragedy, 16-year-old Starkville High School junior Devin Mitchell, was shot and killed New Year’s Day at Ridgewood Apartments in West Point, Mississippi. The WPPD arrested Tavaris F. Collins, 31, aka “Frog,” and charged him with murder of Mitchell, but a motive for the murder is still under investigation. The outpouring of support from friends and family of Mitchell came across Twitter and Facebook. Mitchell was…

Is 50 Cent Suicidal? Tweets ‘I Don’t Think I’m Gonna Live Much Longer’

Is 50 Cent Suicidal? Tweets ‘I Don’t Think I’m Gonna Live Much Longer’

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  Celebrities love their Twitter rants and 50 Cent is no different. The rapper tweeted Monday to express his disappointment with his direction under Interscope Records. And then, things turned morbid. He states: “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I have nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.” “I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote…

Dr. Dre says Offspring Of NWA Members May Portray Rappers In Movie

Dr. Dre says Offspring Of NWA Members May Portray Rappers In Movie

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    According to TMZ reports: Don’t worry about Dr. Dre’s kids … or Ice Cube’s … or Eazy E’s … ’cause they might have a future in film — playing their fathers in an upcoming N.W.A. flick. The rap icon and his wife were outside Red O restaurant in L.A. this weekend when we asked about the rumor that they were all planning to put their kids in the…

Jennifer Hudson and Her Fiance’ Have Set A Wedding Date

Jennifer Hudson and Her Fiance’ Have Set A Wedding Date

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  During an upcoming interview with Dateline, Jennifer confirms she’s set a wedding date but just isn’t telling the public. Oh, we’ve set the date. We’re just not telling. … no, not telling. Some things you keep to yourself. (but) I could tell you about my dress if you want to hear about the dress… It’s a show. It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat…

Aretha Franklin & Willie have been kicking it for years: A trip down memory lane

Aretha Franklin & Willie have been kicking it for years: A trip down memory lane

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    Everyone knows Aretha Franklin and Willie are getting married. He is her long-time friend; however I like him for her. Every time you see this man he has a smile on his face and what’s better than a happy man! Congrats Queen Aretha! To view Pictures of Aretha & Willie over time Read More at www.MadamPrezident.com

Yvette Carnell: Is Ron Paul a Racist? Part II

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To read Yvette Carnell’s first piece on Ron Paul, click here.  by Yvette Carnell Over the past couple of weeks, two distinct memes about Ron Paul have grabbed hold; 1) Ron Paul is racist 2) a racist should never be President. I submit to you that even if both these suppositions are true, they still don’t matter, certainly not in any meaningful way that actually matters to African Americans. Firstly,…

Dr. Boyce: Has Christianity Become a “Get Out of Jail Free” Card?

Dr. Boyce: Has Christianity Become a “Get Out of Jail Free” Card?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World.     There’s nothing more awkward than to be the one southern black man in the room who says that he’s not quite sure about Christianity.  No one attacks you for asking questions, they just “pray” for you.   Some will talk to you like a mentally-disabled two year old who has never been taught to see the light.  You might even get the…

Before ‘Pariah’: Black Lesbian Films In Cinematic History

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    Dee Rees’ debut film, Pariah, has rightfully been celebrated for its tender coming-out and coming-of-age story of a shy yet sexually curious 17-year-old African-American girl, Alike (Adepero Oduye). An unprecedented black LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) success at the Sundance Festival in January, the film was immediately picked up by Focus Features for distribution and has since received two nominations for the Spirit Awards, which recognize independent…

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

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      This holiday season, conservative black columnist Stanley Crouch is in a cheerful mood — not because of the company of good family or friends, or for witnessing the giving spirit of strangers, or the returning of our young men and women from Iraq — but because he believes America is turning their backs on the Kardashians. To that I say, okay — whatever floats his boat. In…

John Lennon Fans Furious That Cee-Lo Changed ‘Imagine’ Lyrics On New Year’s Eve

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        Cee Lo Green‘s small change to the lyrics to John Lennon‘s song “Imagine” is causing a very big uproar. Charged with singing Lennon’s famous solo-era tune on NBC’s New Year’s Eve show shortly before the ball dropped in Times Square , Green changed the lyrics from “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too” to “Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion’s…

Finally: TV One Sheds Light On The “Black and Missing” In New Series

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Many people in Black America have expressed anger, shock, frustration and disappointment for the lack of coverage for missing Black people in America. While it seems that every missing white woman and child is plastered across newspapers and TV screens, often, black women and children disappear without a trace, with no one but their families being aware that they’re gone — until it’s…

Late R & B Songstress Vesta Kicks Off New Year of  TV One’s ‘Unsung’

Late R & B Songstress Vesta Kicks Off New Year of TV One’s ‘Unsung’

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    When singer Vesta Williams was found dead at the age of 53 in a Los Angeles hotel room, she left behind a legacy of music and unanswered questions that continue to resonate to this day. The new season of TV One’s smash series, Unsung, premieres tonight with a in depth look at the singer’s tumultuous life. Williams gave her last televised interview to TV One last year before…

T.I. Watches as DJ Big Boy Collapses in Front of Him

T.I. Watches as DJ Big Boy Collapses in Front of Him

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    Thanks to Kevin Ross’ Radio Facts we came across a segment of T.I. and Tiny’s new show which aired Sunday night as a bonus episode. However, look for it tonight (and every Monday) at 9/8c on VH1 But what we found most interesting and dramatic was the scene where LA/nationally syndicated radio show host Big Boy, who lost over 250 pounds after by-pass surgery, collapses and has a…