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Your Black Woman: Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Files for Divorce

Your Black Woman: Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Files for Divorce

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World Not seeking to replicate the actions of other celebrity wives with sexually-deviant husbands, Vanessa Long has filed for divorce.  You might know Vanessa’s name because of the actions of her husband, Bishop Eddie Long, who has been accused by several young men at his church of coercing them into various sex acts. Long initially promised his congregation that he would…

Study Says: Black-Americans Prefer To Be Called Black Rather Than African-American

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  Unbeknownst to many, Blacks in America struggle to “gain footing” and adopt a solid identity in America. The reference to Blacks in America as African-American can be misleading and further disassociate them from America and American culture. Black Americans argue that when a White-African immigrates to America, they are not referred to as being African-American; they are referred to as White. Furthermore, when a Black-African immigrates to America, they…

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.

Season’s Hottest Gifts For Tots And Teens

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  Santa Claus is coming to town, and his sleigh will be full of high-tech presents this year. Almost all of the most popular toys and gifts of 2011 are battery-operated and interactive, with a few exceptions. If you’re stumped on what to give your kids this Christmas, you’ll be happy to know there are hot items guaranteed to please every age group.

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

Atlanta: The New Mecca of Black Entertainment

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    Cynthia Bailey, arguably the most glamorous of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” shivered in a sleeveless red shift, microphone in hand. It was oddly cold, but the intrepid model carried on. She had a job to do: interviewing the talent that swaggered down the red carpet for the Soul Train Awards. All along the police barriers that closed down Peachtree Street, fans screamed and elbowed one another for…

Counselor George James on NBC: Discusses Sex Abuse and Penn State Scandal

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Your Black World’s George James appears on NBC to talk about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State University and what it all means.

dr. christina edmondson talks about coping with loss to get through the holidays

Dr. Christina Edmondson: Coping with Loss During the Holidays

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Can you already smell that turkey, dressing, or sweet potato pie? Are you excited about a chance to travel and reconnect this season? T’is the season to be jolly, or is it? Unfortunately, for many, the holidays are a time of overt or implicit avoidance, seeping sadness, or unshakeable anger and anxiety. Why?  While there are a host of reasons for the holiday blues, issues related to our family can…

Clarence Thomas Dedicates New Museum Hometown

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    A new history museum is open in the tiny community where Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas grew up in coastal Georgia. Thomas spoke Saturday at the dedication of the museum and historical marker in Pin Point, a community just outside Savannah. Thomas told a crowd including his wife, mother and sister that he’d always hoped he would “bring honor” to his hometown. Pin Point was settled in the…

NBA Stars Set To Lead 4-Game Charity Tour

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LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony are going home — and bringing friends with them. With no end to the NBA lockout in sight, the All-Star group is set to lead a four-game “Homecoming Tour,” starting with a matchup in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1, followed by a Dec. 4 game in New Orleans, a Dec. 7 game in Chicago and culminating with a…

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

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    Richard A. Grucza, Ph.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues investigated whether individuals who were legally permitted to drink prior to the age of 21 years remained at elevated risk of suicide and homicide in adulthood. Data were collected from more than 200,000 suicides and 130,000 homicides from individuals born between 1949 and 1972 (the years during which the drinking age was…

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Whoa: Avg Cost of Raising a Child Rises to $226,000

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The United States Department of Agriculture just released a report letting Americans know that it is more expensive than ever to raise a child.  The report found that middle-income families can expect to dole out $226,920 per child to get the little one safely into adulthood. The costs factored in are food, shelter, and other things the child needs to survive until the age of 18.  If you raise a…

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Other NBA Stars to Play in Obama Celebrity Fundraiser

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While negotiations between players and owners in the NBA lockout have deteriorated to the point that the entire season may be in jeopardy, one prominent basketball fan has figured out how to turn lemons into lemonade. President Obama is planning the “Obama Classic Basketball Game,” a pickup game – and fundraiser for the his reelection campaign –  featuring more than two dozen of the sports current and past all stars. Confirmed…

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

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    by:  Lorillia Brown-Phillips, The Money Mentor, Your Black World The Young Money Prepaid Discover® Credit Card, which launched in November 2011, is promoted as a card to serve the estimated 43 million Americans who are either unbanked or underbanked.  The prepaid credit card advertises on the website to include  features such as Billeo bill pay, direct deposit, spend analyzer, prescription discounts and shopping discounts in the form of…

Queen of Soul Is Curious About Personal Items Being Sold This Weekend

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Aretha Franklin says she’s curious about exactly what former belongings of hers might be sold this weekend in suburban Detroit. The Queen of Soul said in a statement to The Detroit News that she has no connection to Saturday’s planned sale, which is offering clothing, shoes and household items. She said they’re “items that I didn’t want anymore and left in a storage locker … many years ago.” Read More.

cornel west set to leave Princeton University

Cornel West Leaving Princeton University

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Cornel West, the peripatetic public intellectual and political activist, plans to finish out a teaching career that has taken him from Yale to Harvard to Princeton by moving back this coming summer to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where he began as an assistant professor in 1977. Dr. West, the author of 19 books, including “Race Matters,” and a ubiquitous television and radio commentator, said he…