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BlackLifeCoaches.net: Developing Healthy Boundaries In Your Marriage

BlackLifeCoaches.net: Developing Healthy Boundaries In Your Marriage

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    At the base of many problems that surface in a marriage, boundaries seem to trump the list. For some reason, once we are married we seem to throw away the ideal of our partner’s boundaries and ignore the very principles that were paramount when we met. Let’s start with a definition of boundary; “personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not.” As we…

Compton Girl Becomes Youngest Black Woman To Fly Solo Across The United States

Compton Girl Becomes Youngest Black Woman To Fly Solo Across The United States

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Kimberly Anyadike flew straight out of Compton with a Tuskegee Airman by her side, later becoming the youngest black woman in American history to fly solo across the entire United States.  

Be Careful: There is an STD Explosion in the Black Community

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Most of you read about the story of William Brawner, the former Howard University student who admitted to having unprotected sex in college while knowing that he is HIV positive.  The story sent shockwaves throughout the African American community, as well as among Howard University alumni.  But the case is probably not isolated and stands as a call to arms for those who are concerned about the recent spike in…

Al Duncan: Should Michael Eric Dyson Be Teaching a Class on Jay-Z?

Al Duncan: Should Michael Eric Dyson Be Teaching a Class on Jay-Z?

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    An article on USAToday.com—Jay-Z provides the blueprint for college course—has rekindled the polarizing topic of whether or not author, radio host, and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson’s course on the hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur is a good idea or bad idea. One thing is for sure: It’s brilliant marketing and publicity. The class has been mentioned in the news plenty of times. Critics and supporters have been quoted in…

Dr. Boyce: What Malcolm and Martin Would Say About the Black Unemployment Problem

Dr. Boyce: What Malcolm and Martin Would Say About the Black Unemployment Problem

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    Hello everyone, In case you aren’t aware, there continue to be disturbing trends in the unemployment data.  You may have heard in the media that the unemployment numbers last month were optimistic, but that was not true for the African American community.  According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment declined for every demographic within the white community, but it actually increased for every measured group…

shani k. collins gives advice to single black women

Shani K. Collins: For Single Ladies, There’s a blessing in waiting

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Your  best  friend  recently  married; another  one  calls  to  say,  “I’m having a baby.” You are excited for them but you find yourself longing, wondering and secretly asking, Lord, when will it be my turn? What do you do when everyone around  you  experiences  the  joys  of  a great job promotion, a new fiancé, a new home, a new degree, a new car, or a new baby? How do you stay focused on God when your  life’s dreams and goals have not come to fruition? The answer is simple: you wait on the Lord. via There’s a blessing in waiting.

New Black History App is All the Rage

New Black History App is All the Rage

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The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to Arizona State University journalism professor Retha Hill. Her free “augmented reality’’ Black History app offers a video tour of the city’s African-American history. Augmented reality systems superimpose digital information onto the real world. When viewing the world through a video screen, augmented reality software, known as AR, adds extra data to the…

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women I hope you watched Extreme Home Makeover on December 2, as I did.  For me it was an opportunity of pride, as Bennett student Dominique Walker was featured, with her family, for a trip to Los Angeles, and a home upgrade.  Why?  Because her family remained in pain because their 11 year old brother killed himself after vicious…

It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff

It’s Time for Black People to Own Our Own Stuff

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    Quick Note from Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World Recent unemployment data shows that black unemployment went up in every demographic while white unemployment declined across the board.  Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had dreams, one of which involved the pursuit of economic independence for our community.  Since their deaths, we’ve forgotten about this part of their dream, but it’s time that we come together…

9-Yr Old Boy Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying His Teacher was “Cute”

9-Yr Old Boy Accused of Sexual Harassment for Saying His Teacher was “Cute”

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    A 9-year old boy in North Carolina was suspended from school for two days for sexual harassment.  Emanyea Lockett’s crime was that he told his friend that he thought his teacher was cute. ‘I was talking to my friend and I said Miss Taylor was cute,’ Emanyea said to local WSOC news. The boy is adamant that he didn’t say anything else to earn his punishment. via Your…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…

Well Known School Denies Boy With HIV An Education [VIDEO]

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View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com. The Milton Hersey School was founded by the chocolate tycoon as a school that “nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.” But it seems that fulfillment won’t be coming for a 13-year-old honor student from Delaware County who is infected with the virus that causes AIDS. via Hershey School Turns Away Boy With HIV | NBC Philadelphia.

Police Investigate ANOTHER Hazing Incident Involving FAMU’s Marching 100

Police Investigate ANOTHER Hazing Incident Involving FAMU’s Marching 100

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    Authorities are investigating another possible case of hazing connected to Florida A&M University band. The Tallahassee Police Department has opened an investigation into the alleged battery of 18-year-old Bria Shante Hunter. The freshman clarinet player suffered a fractured thigh bone and damaged knee. Probe: Police are investigating the alleged battery of 18-year-old Bria Shante Hunter (not pictured), a clarinet player in Florida A&M’s marching band Hunter’s parents told…

How To Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers | Black Life Coaches Network

How To Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers | Black Life Coaches Network

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    “I can do the job, so why don’t I get the job offer?” Being confident in your professional skills and being able to transfer that confidence in your competence to recruiters and hiring managers are two very different but equally important skills. Who gets the job offers? The people who turn job interviews into job offers with the greatest ease are the people who are able to identify…