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More Problems for FAMU:  Three Arrested for Severely Beating a Band Member in Hazing Ritual

More Problems for FAMU: Three Arrested for Severely Beating a Band Member in Hazing Ritual

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   Black Like Moi reports. Three students were arrested in the Florida A&M band in yet another frightening hazing incident.  The students were charged with severely beating a student so bad that she had to go to the hospital with a broken thigh.  The incident took place three weeks before another student, Robert Champion, was killed during a band trip to Orlando. Bria Shante Hunter was beaten with a metal…

Is Rev. Al Sharpton Swimming in Debt?

Is Rev. Al Sharpton Swimming in Debt?

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    Black Like Moi reports. The New York Post is reporting that Rev. Al Sharpton is deep in debt.   According to public records, Sharpton’s non-profit organization, The National Action Network, paid him $242,000, even as it stands on $1.6 million in debt.  Public records also show, according to the Post, that Sharpton and his organization have a combined debt level of $5.3 million. The post is also reporting that…

Chime Edwards: My Natural Hair Journey

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The journey from relaxed to natural tresses can be a bit treacherous for some.  The most difficult part is finding a hairstyle that looks good with both new natural growth and relaxed hair. There are many women who cut their relaxer off very quickly; within a month or two.  They opt to rock a TWA (teeny weeny afro) or a fade. There are others who desire a little more length, like myself, who wait a year or two before…

Toddler Shot On Hip-Hop Video Set Last Week Dies

Oakland Toddler Shot On Hip-Hop Video Set Dead After Being Taken Off Life Support

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When his one-year-old cousin was shot in the head while sitting in a van on a video set, Oakland rapper Kafani posted a health update in the Twittersphere: “Right now now lil cuz in coma but both sides of brain seems to be functioning right now pray pls,” he tweeted. Tragically, the prayers couldn’t stop the death of baby Hiram Lawrence, who was pronounced brain dead by doctors at Children’s…

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

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    The life of former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is one of the most unbelievable adventures in all of politics.   He has seen the top of the mountain and the bottom of the valley, as the controversial politician who watched his power disappear over the temptation of a crack pipe.  But what made Barry’s story most interesting was that his perseverance led him back to the top…

Macy’s Worker Fired For Refusing To Allow Transgender To Use Women’s Fitting Room

Macy’s Worker Fired For Refusing To Allow Transgender To Use Women’s Fitting Room

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    During the holiday season, Macy’s is regarded as a shopping Mecca, but in Texas, the retail giant is at the centre of a controversy. A worker at a San Antonio store is now looking for a new job after she was fired for refusing to allow a transgendered person to use the women’s fitting room. Natalie Johnson admits she was watching the customer from the start, claiming she…

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…

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

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This is sad.  We expect the government to protect these children, not to use them as crash test dummies…     Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It…

Is Gayle King Calling Wendy Williams a Liar about the Oprah Winfrey Letter?

Is Gayle King Calling Wendy Williams a Liar about the Oprah Winfrey Letter?

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    Wendy Williams is being accused of being a liar by Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey’s best friend.  The whole thing started when Wendy, the gossip queen, painted the picture that Gayle and Oprah had fallen out over Gayle’s decision to leave OWN and head to CBS.   Wendy read a letter on the air, allegedly from Oprah herself, which seemed to confirm her initial suspicion. Read More via Your Black…

What an Idiot: Man Arrested After Ordering Weed at Burger King Drive-Thru | What The Ha-yell!

What an Idiot: Man Arrested After Ordering Weed at Burger King Drive-Thru | What The Ha-yell!

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    What the Ha-yell reports: Well, I guess you can’t have it your way at Burger King all the time. Shawn Porter, 32, was going through the drive-thru at a BK in Deltona, Florida, when he allegedly got the brilliant idea to place an order for a “blunt and some herbs.” Apparently, recreational drug use isn’t taken lightly in the drive-thru, because the cashier, recognizing the smell of marijuana…

Disabled Mother Of 6 Trades Her House For Minivan To Get Her Kids To School On Time

Disabled Mother Of 6 Trades Her House For Minivan To Get Her Kids To School On Time

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    LaWanda Flake is a 36-year old disabled mother in Detroit trying to find a way to make a way.  The mother took some heat from friends and the public when she traded in her four bedroom brick house in a nice neighborhood for a minivan with 85,000 miles on it.  The house was in the same neighborhood once frequented by Diana Ross, but Flake didn’t care, she made…

dr boyce watkins and george james discuss the concept of the financial abortion

If a Woman Can Choose to Abort a Child, Can a Man Choose Not to Pay?

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Some women’s rights groups say that a woman can decide whether or not to abort a child without any intervention from the father.  If that’s the case, can the father then choose whether or not he’d like to participate in the financial responsibility that comes with raising that child? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and relationship counselor George James discuss the concept of the “Financial abortion.”  What’s the…

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…

Tiger Woods Wins First Tournament Since Scandal Two Years Ago

Tiger Woods Wins First Tournament Since Scandal Two Years Ago

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    Almost exactly two years ago, it was the beginning of the end of Tiger Woods and his reign of greatness.  The man who’d been long considered the greatest golfer in the history of the world hit a downfall, seeming to be unable to find his old game. Since that time, Woods has dropped from being ranked number one in the world to falling out of the top 50,…

Your Black Politics: In November, White Unemployment Drops, While Black Unemployment Rises in Every Category

Your Black Politics: In November, White Unemployment Drops, While Black Unemployment Rises in Every Category

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World When it comes to the November unemployment numbers issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a tale of two ethnicities.  White Americans saw their unemployment rate decline in every demographic (women, men and teens), while African Americans saw their rate rise in every single category. The overall national unemployment rate dropped from 9% to 8.6%, which has been…