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January 13, 2012

Ostracized Gay Teen Film-Maker Commits Suicide

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  By: Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford, Your Black World   Eric James Borges, a member of the LGBT community has taken his own life. Borges was a film-maker who, just one month ago, made a video for victims of prejudice and hatred against gays titled, “It Gets Better.” In the video, Eric James, as he was known by people close to him, told of his life journey and the struggle of issues…

Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Dr. Ivory Toldson

Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Dr. Ivory Toldson

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      Name: Ivory Toldson, PhD Age: 38 City of Residence: Washington, D.C. Occupation: Associate professor at Howard University School of Education, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education His Work: As a professor, Dr. Toldson publishes reports that directly challenge the negative statistics of Black America, with a particular focus on the Black male. To Dr. Toldson,…

Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford: Don’t Forget Haiti

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By: Jahbrielle Henning-Rayford, Your Black World Yesterday marked the 2nd year since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The 7.0 magnitude quake, that entered our lives only through CNN, newspapers and the internet, hit the town of Leogane, west of Porter Prince and was reported to have affected approximately 300 million people with 316,000 deaths, and 300,000 injuries. Among those who died was the Arch Bishop…

Digital Friday: Can’t Pay Your Bills? You might get called out on Facebook | Black Life Coaches Network

Digital Friday: Can’t Pay Your Bills? You might get called out on Facebook | Black Life Coaches Network

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    Much has been made of the fact that social media can potentially damage your credit score. Banks are looking at your online profiles for signs that you might be a risk – photos that show what could be considered irresponsible behavior, tweets about lavish spending, even the profiles of your friends could be scrutinized. If your friends seem like bad credit risks, well, you know the old saying…

Michelle Obama Does “the Monkey” or “the Jerk”

Michelle Obama Does “the Monkey” or “the Jerk”

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  Are dancing politicians all that black people need in order to be happy?  Some are asking this question after Michelle Obama’s greatest hits as of late have not been policy changes, but dance moves.  Check this out. They called it “random dancing” but First Lady Michelle Obama broke out some moves that resembled subdued variations of “the Monkey” or “the Jerk” Friday during an appearance at a northern Virginia…

Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

Martin L. King Jr. Brotherhood Awards: Ryan Mack

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    Name: Ryan Mack Age: 32 City of Residence: New York Occupation: Financial Adviser His Work: Mack facilitates economic empowerment and financial literacy through national workshops and programs. His Brotherly Walk With Dr. King: There is a reason I was inspired to create a national 13-city tour called “Less Talk…More Action,” which looks to connect with local organizations that provide services for people in need. There are too many…

2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

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    The flattened presidential palace and Port-au-Prince’s hollowed-out cathedral offered striking symbols of the failure of an international aid effort that never lived up to its promise, despite billions of pledged dollars. By the ruins of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, whose roof and towers collapsed after the 7.0-magnitude quake, Jean Wilbert, a 40-year-old cripple ekes out an existence in a makeshift camp with his mother. “I’ve been…

Group Seeking Creation of A Bald Head Barbie Doll To Help Sick Kids Come To Terms With Hair Loss

Group Seeking Creation of A Bald Head Barbie Doll To Help Sick Kids Come To Terms With Hair Loss

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    Their Facebook page for the “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” campaign had won about 50,000 fans by Thursday — more “likes” than Mattel’s corporate page. New Jersey photographer Jane Bingham helped kick it off in December after reading about a 4-year-old Long Island girl who received a one-of-a-kind hairless Barbie from Mattel. Bingham, 41, lost her own hair while fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year and noticed her 9-year-old, Belleliana,…

Toni Braxton Seriously Sick; She Had To Be Rushed To Hospital

Toni Braxton Seriously Sick; She Had To Be Rushed To Hospital

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    Sources close to the Braxton family say Toni spent her 3rd day at in the hospital.  Toni was admitted on  Monday due to complications from LUPUS and her heart. Today, (Thursday) Toni took a moment to tweet fans letting them know she’s ok… Hey guys! I’m sure you’ve heard rumors about me being in the hospital, they are in fact, true. I’ve been here since Monday but I…

Philly Mayor Tells Parents ‘Not To Act Like Idiots & A**holes’…

Philly Mayor Tells Parents ‘Not To Act Like Idiots & A**holes’…

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    Following a shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city that left three teens dead, Mayor Michael Nutter today had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog.” The outraged mayor also had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes.” While Nutter says he is gratified about the quick arrest in the multiple shooting, he…

Flight Attendant Becomes Viral Internet Sensation For Rapping Flight Instruction To Passengers [VIDEO]

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    Passengers on a U.S. flight were greeted rather differently by one member of cabin crew after he rapped the pre-flight instructions! And of course the whole episode has been posted up on Youtube. Those seated on their way to Oklahoma were certainly not going to switch off from the announcements before take-off on Southwest Airlines flight 372. Scroll down for video Grabbing the telephone that transmits throughout the…

Jay-Z Will No Longer Use The Word B*TCH-Out Of Respect For Blue Ivy Carter

Jay-Z Will No Longer Use The Word B*TCH-Out Of Respect For Blue Ivy Carter

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    Jay-Z is really urking my nerves acting as if he doesn’t have any other children! Now that B has had his child he wants to transform into the perfect man (I don’t believe it). Supposedly he’s giving up the word B*tch for Blue Ivy! According to Rollingout.com: via Jay-Z Will No Longer Use The Word B*TCH-Out Of Respect For Blue Ivy Carter.

Beyonce Designs A T-Shirt  To Show Support For Obama Campaign

Beyonce Designs A T-Shirt To Show Support For Obama Campaign

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    If you like it then you better put a ring on it, right? For now it seems pop princess Beyoncé has changed her tune-the Crazy in Love singer now says we should show our appreciation not with jewelry, but with a T-shirt.     The former Destiny’s Child star is lending her support to the Obama campaign by designing a crew-neck top for supporters to buy. The $45 cotton…