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Four More Charged In FAMU Hazing

Four More Charged In FAMU Hazing

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  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones were punched or paddled while they played music during a hazing initiation, according to police records released Friday. Four band members were arrested in the beatings and charged with hazing. It’s the latest fallout from a scandal that has rocked the university and its famed Marching 100 band. FAMU’s band director had told university…

Dr. Boyce: Black Teen Invents a New Surgical Procedure (Video)

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  by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com Tony Hansberry appears to have a very bright future in front of him.    Tony has been called “the next Charles Drew” for the amazing work he’s done at such an early age.  He is a student at the Carnell Cookman School of Medical Arts in Jacksonville, Florida.  The school is the first magnet school in the country with an integrated medical curriculum. Tony…

The Moxie Sophic’s Guide to Interracial Friendships Pt. 3: Faux Pas to Avoid « The Moxie Sophic

The Moxie Sophic’s Guide to Interracial Friendships Pt. 3: Faux Pas to Avoid « The Moxie Sophic

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    Black people have a major public image problem in this country. Stereotypes of African-Americans have influenced the perceptions of those around us. Society unfairly evaluates Black people on the basis the following caricatures: The Thug, Mammy, Sapphire, Magical Negro, or Jezebel. Black people are not creatures from the abyss but normal human beings with goals, values, and dreams like everyone else. These caricatures are dehumanizing and impact our…

African-American Students Suspended and Expelled More Than Whites in DC

African-American Students Suspended and Expelled More Than Whites in DC

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    The Washington Post is reporting that black students in the D.C. area are suspended and expelled two to five times as often as white students. And the bias reportedly can be seen in Maryland and Virginia suburbs and in inner-city Washington. The Washington Post reports: An analysis by The Washington Post shows the phenomenon both in the suburbs and in the city, from the far reaches of Southern…

Failing Kansas City Public Schools in Jeopardy of Being Taken Over by the State

Failing Kansas City Public Schools in Jeopardy of Being Taken Over by the State

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    PARENT BELIEVES KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD HAS FAILED STUDENTS. By Wayne Hodges KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As the January 1 loss of accreditation deadline approaches, parents are making their case for either a mayoral or state takeover of the beleaguered Kansas City Missouri School District. “The board as a whole has failed,” said parent Dana Cutler, who believes the school board has made decisions based on political agendas…

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just call me “Chuckles”, then. Because this is the funniest and most self-negating piece of trite…

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…

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…

Dr. Boyce: What I’d Like to Get Black People for Christmas

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi I’m not big on giving gifts at Christmas, Kwanzaa or anything else.  The holiday season has become so distorted that our children now think that Jesus was born at Wal-Mart.  I believe in giving gifts of love and upliftment (which kinda makes my kids hate me sometimes).  So, in this holiday season, I thought I’d give a gift of love to you.  Forgive…

Yale Coach Resigns Lying On His Application

Yale Coach Resigns Lying On His Application

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    Tom Williams resigned as Yale’s football coach Wednesday amid a university investigation into whether he lied on his resume about being a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship while a student at Stanford. Williams took over at Yale in 2009 and listed himself as a Rhodes candidate on his resume. The story entered the spotlight when Bulldogs quarterback Patrick Witt had to decide if he would go for his…

FAMU Board Keeps President In Spite of Governor’s Push to Remove Him

FAMU Board Keeps President In Spite of Governor’s Push to Remove Him

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    Your Black World reports. Florida A&M President James Ammons is going to remain in his position after the school’s board of trustees decided to reject the request from Governor Rick Scott to suspend Ammons during their investigation into the recent hazing incidents on campus.  The investigations began with the death of Robert Champion, a member of the school’s band.  Since then, other students have been arrested for hazing-related…

Band probe at FAMU uncovers alleged fraud, misconduct

Band probe at FAMU uncovers alleged fraud, misconduct

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  Black Like Moi reports. Authorities in the state of Florida are investigating Florida A&M University in light of a recent death of a student in the band during a hazing incident.  Robert Champion died as a result of his injuries, and three other students were arrested this week on charges related to a separate hazing event.

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

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    When the congressional super committee charged with reducing America’s deficit failed to reach an agreement on what cuts should be made in 2013, some assumed HBCUs, of which their presidents and supporters warned were being targeted, were off the hook. But an article on The Root says not so fast. Unless a new deal is struck, Historically Black Colleges and Universities could still lose more than $20 million…

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

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    In the next decade, President Obama wants to raise America’s college graduation rate to 60%. Currently, just over 40% of Americans aged 25-34 have college degrees. That means a lot of new college students will have to be added to the system, and soon. In fact, there is no hope of this being achieved. Read More.