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Michelle Allegedly Planned to Leave Barack, but Does That Make Her a Bad Wife?

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In this video, Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins about the recent revelation that Michelle Obama drew up divorce papers against Barack Obama and planned to leave him in the year 2000.  Does that make her a bad wife or a normal one?  The video is below:    

Dr. Boyce: When Michelle Almost Left Barack – What This Tells Us About Love and Life

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com A new book says that in the year 2000, Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers that were going to be used to part ways with her husband, Barack.  The new book, “The Amateur” by former New York Times Magazine Editor Edward Klein, also claims that some of Barack’s friends felt that he might even be suicidal as a result of the split. “After Obama’s humiliating defeat…

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

Go Head Girl! Mom Spends 10 Years in Prison, then Builds Multi-Million Dollar Empire

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Wahida Clark made her money and found her success the hard way.   As a wife and mother, she ended up going to prison for money laundering and mail fraud.  RollingOut.com tells the story of how Wahida had to leave her daughters for 91/2 years to go to federal prison, along with her husband.  Relatives took care of the kids while they were away. After having all of her possessions…

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

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Washington National Cathedral is preparing to dedicate a new carving of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in a section of the church devoted to human rights. The Episcopal cathedral formally installs the new sculpture Thursday with a ceremony of evening prayer songs. The carving of Parks will join others on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch that celebrates those who struggled to bring equality and social justice to all people. Other…

Film Maker Shines a Spotlight on African Americans in S*x Trafficking

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Add New– African American film artist Brook Bello, whose toned, slim build and close-cropped blonde hair belie her 40 years, has appeared in TV commercials and dramas, such as the science fiction program “Stargate SGI.” Read more at Women’s eNews She was featured in the 1995 futuristic movie “Strange Days,” starring Angela Bassett and Ralph Fiennes. She has also authored a book of poems, “To Soar without Leaving the Ground.”   Despite…

A Black Woman is Crowned Miss France, but There Was Controversy

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Just call her Queen Bey, but not as in Beyonce. Mbathio Beye now the first ever “Miss Black France.”   Organizer Frederic Royer said that the pageant was designed to “celebrate black beauty.”  He also said that the contest was designed to highlight the many women of color in France who do not get the attention of the media. But a mixed race woman took the Miss France title just…

Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

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    McDonald’s has announced that current President Donald Thompson will take over as CEO on July 1 of this year, becoming the first African American to head the fast-food chain since it was founded in 1955. From USA Today: Thompson, who has long been considered among the top candidates to succeed Skinner, will be the first African American to head McDonald’s since it was founded in 1955. Andy McKenna,…

“Kony 2012” Creator,Detained For Public Intoxication And Masturbation

“Kony 2012” Creator,Detained For Public Intoxication And Masturbation

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  Jason Russell, 33,  co-founder of Invisible Children, was detained in San Diego, CA on Thursday for public intoxication and masturbation, according to the San Diego Police Department. Several witnessed called into the station to complain that a man was walking around the Pacific Beach area, vandalizing cars and appearing to be under the influence, reports NBC San Diego. SDPD spokesperson, Lt. Andra Brown, said that Russell was acting “very…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

Lanier W. Phillips, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at the Age of 88

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Lanier W. Phillips, a prominent civil rights activist who was so deathly afraid of white people that he wouldn’t look them in the eye until he was saved by a group of them in 1942, died Sunday at age 88 in a retirement home in Gulfport, Mississippi. The great grandson of a Georgia slave, Phillips story is a fascinating one.  He was raised in the segregated south in the 1920′s and 30′s, where…

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

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  President Barack Obama may be Harvard’s most famous graduate and the first to lead its Law Review. But more than 140 years ago, another black man by the name of Richard T. Greener became the first black person to earn a diploma from the esteemed Ivy League school, elev8 reports. Documents proving this fact were found in a most unlikely place: an abandoned house. Elev8 has more: Historians thought…

Daughter of “Color Purple” Author Says She Rejects Her Mom’s Radical Feminism

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Rebecca Walker, daughter of Alice Walker, who wrote “The Color Purple,” says that her mother’s radical feminist beliefs tore the two apart.  Rebecca is now 38 year old and her mother is 64.   Rebecca, for one, disagrees with her mother’s belief that motherhood is a form of servitude.  She herself is a mom. “The other day I was vacuuming when my son came bounding into the room.  ‘Mommy, Mommy, let…

Powerful Video about Wars in Africa – A Must See

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This is a very powerful video about war in Africa and its affect on abandoned children. You must see this video. KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

Black Couple Married 85 Years: Is that Even Possible Anymore?

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In this video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with The Ree-Lationship Guide about the Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina.  Herbert and Zelmyra set the Guiness World Record for being married longer than any other living couple on earth (85 years).  Dr. Boyce and Ree speculate on why black America is so intrigued by the couple and whether or not its even possible to have this kind of relationship in…