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Should You Get Your Partner’s Approval Before Going Natural?

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by Chime Edwards, BlackLikeMoi.com You can ask a man to describe his ideal woman and he will likely spit out the most vivid and detailed description. Usually, natural hair is not mentioned. This could be why so many women are so apprehensive to go natural; many fear that their lovers will hate their new ‘do. With that being said, should a woman get her significant other’s approval before doing the…

We Know What Gene Marks Thinks of "Poor Black Kids"; Did You Know What He Thinks Of Women?

We Know What Gene Marks Thinks of “Poor Black Kids”; Did You Know What He Thinks Of Women?

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Black Like Moi reports: Gene Mark‘s easy, breezy letter to ‘poor black kids’ has made the media rounds lately, and some of Black America’s best writers have returned fire with humorous,  scathing responses. But did you know how he felt about women? In an October Forbes article, titled: “Why Most Women Will Never Become CEO” Marks had the following to say:

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

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    by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be forced to carry the child to term? What would make such a situation fair and…

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…

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

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    Affluent African-Americans are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new study. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city black population who remain behind, while making African-Americans less united as a group and subject to greater income disparities. Roderick Harrison, a Howard University sociologist and former chief of racial statistics at the…

You Can ONLY  Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

You Can ONLY Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

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    With the donor pool as slim as it is, and the waiting list as long as it is, I’m surprised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would propose such a limiting provision in its new set of health guidelines. Under the proposed policy, people who’ve had sex with two or more people in the past year will be placed in a high-risk donor category, noting the…

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s responsibility? I’m sorry ladies, but this issue warrants a good airing out. For my part,…

Professor Christopher Emdin: Why Are So Many Kids Being Arrested in Public School?

Professor Christopher Emdin: Why Are So Many Kids Being Arrested in Public School?

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    by Professor Christopher Emdin, Columbia University A few days ago, the New York State Civil Liberties Union released a report that raised attention to the racial disparities of NYC school arrests. In the first report of its kind, focusing on summer school months, the report mentions that the NYPD arrested and gave summonses to more than one student a day in the public school system. Over 90 percent…

Why No Barbie Dolls with Natural Hair? A Woman Helps Break the Mold

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In 1959, Mattel, Inc. launched a fashion doll that is now famously known as Barbie. It is one of the most successful toy lines ever but the plastic doll has also faced a great deal of scrutiny. The main complaint is that Barbie promotes a standard of beauty that most females do not fit into; especially African American girls. Many people would argue that Barbie dolls do not have a profound affect on their young…

Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back – Literally

Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back – Literally

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    Shaq’s girlfriend Hoopz may be stronger than most people think.  On a recent appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, she carried him on her back across the stage.  It’s hard to believe, but this little five foot wonder has apparently been working out: via Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back | What The Ha-yell!.

DMX and Ex-Wife Tashera Are Going to ‘Relationship Rehab’

DMX and Ex-Wife Tashera Are Going to ‘Relationship Rehab’

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    *As DMX makes his way back to the industry and living a very public life, he and his ex-wife Tashera Simmons have agreed to appear on VH1’s upcoming “Relationship Rehab” according to TMZ. On the show, the two will attempt to work out their differences after their failed marriage. via DMX and Ex-Wife Tashera Are Going to ‘Relationship Rehab’.

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World     Bishop Eddie Long and Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain were once considered to be pillars of their community. Long was the lead pastor at one of the largest churches in the south(the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where he remarkably maintained power), and Cain was on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Read More…

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

Sweet Hustle: Man Makes $55,000 A Year Selling Candy On The Subway

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    A man earns up to $55,000 a year in cash by selling candy on the New York subway. Alex ‘Tracks’ McFarland, from New York City, plies his trade on the city’s subway system and usually takes home around $150 a day. He said he started doing it at the age of 11, not because he had to but because he wanted to earn his own money. Read More.

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

Final Grade: Mixed Reviews on Michael Eric Dyson’s Jay-Z Course at Georgetown

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Your Black News reports: When word spread in October that Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, known for dropping a Hip Hop verse mid-conversation, was offering an in depth look into the life and times of Shawn Carter at Georgetown University, he received his share of criticism. According to Dyson, the course, titled “Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z” tackles the same topics of any sociology class: racial and gender identity, sexuality, capitalism…

Why Buy Toys This Christmas When You Can Rent For Much Cheaper

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    When you are a kid on Christmas morning, it’s all about volume. But when you are a parent, cruising the aisles of the toy-store in December, it’s about trying to balance a happy holiday with a reasonable budget. There now a great new way to have plenty of toys under the tree, and all year, without breaking the bank. It’s called Toygaroo, a website that lets parents rent…