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African Americans & Latinos Twice as Likely to Foreclosure as Whites

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The Center for Responsible Lending released a study today that documents a trend in American foreclosures that is startling, yet not surprising. The study, “Lost Ground, 2011: Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures,” co-authored with the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presents data in support of the claim that African Americans and Latinos are “more than twice as likely to lose their home…

Video Reminds Us Just How Ridiculous We’ve Become as a People

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Michelle Taylor on Using the Power of God to Overcome Financial Hurdles

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Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

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    After Jay-Z‘s controversial “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts were yanked from the Rocawear website yesterday, many people speculated that he had caved to pressure from the #OccupyWallStreet movement to stop capitalizing on the backs of people who are fighting corporate greed. Not the case. A post on Rocawear’s website, Roc4Life stated that shirts were sold out due to high demand and they are back on sale today. One of…

Debbie Allen Talks Mariah, Nick, and Fantasia’s Image Issues on Wendy Williams

Debbie Allen Talks Mariah, Nick, and Fantasia’s Image Issues on Wendy Williams

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    Besides being incredibly talented, Debbie Allen is highly connected in Hollywood. You may not know that Debbie is a second mother figure to Mariah Carey and that she was even at the hospital when the twins were born. Find out what Debbie thinks about Mariah and Nick Cannon’s relationship and why she has a bone to pick with Mariah. Plus, Debbie offers some tough love to Fantasia. via…

45 Percent of Homeless Vets Are African Americans

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A shocking 45 percent of the nation’s estimated 131,000 homeless veterans are African-American, according to a new report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a well-known advocacy and research organization. And, just as shocking, according to the alliance, is the reality that a staggering 42 percent of the the nation’s total homeless population is African-American. The report was issued on the heels on a pledge made by President Barack…

Clutch Magazine: 10 People Not to Accept As Facebook Friends

10 People Not to Accept As Facebook Friends

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Facebook has become a landmine of exes (ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, ex-bosses, ex-friends). It has also become a melting pot of stalkers and salesmen pitching everything from cheap shoes to weird threesomes. When you throw in family you’d rather not talk to to and classmates you’d rather not remember, many people are finding they need some assistance navigating the cyber-social landscape. Clutch Magazine’s,Luvvie Ajayi, creates a hilarious list of people one should…

Discussing "Good Touch and Bad Touch" with Kids

Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Protect the Penis: Discussing “Good Touch and Bad Touch” with Kids

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By: Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Fox 5 Atlanta Mom Blogger When our oldest son turned three-years-old, we began talking to him about “good touch and bad touch.” I made up a song called, “Protect the Penis,” in which I sing about what’s appropriate touching and who can touch his private area. The jingle reinforces in our son’s mind that only certain people can touch his penis, and if someone attempts to…

Against The Odds: Stars Who Were Once Homeless

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    Anybody who’s ever achieved anything will tell you that realizing your dreams takes significant hard work and hustle. The word “hustle” may mean different things to different people; but it almost always means making moves, whether legal or…not so legal, to get where you need to go in life. While hustling, grinding and doing what you have to do, you might find yourself in less than comfortable situations….

Rapper Creates a Catchy Kirk Franklin Dance

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“Kirk Franklin On Em” Official Video -Young News – YouTube.

Best Father Daughter Wedding Dance Ever

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    You might typically expect that the father-daughter dance at a wedding is the stuffy, ceremonious kind of crap that usually leaves you bored to tears….well, this father and daughter had something different in mind.   Try not to fall asleep in the first minute or so of the video or you’ll miss what might be the greatest father-daughter throw-down in the history of black folk weddings.  Do we…

Did Will and Jada Fake Their Breakup?

Did Will and Jada Fake Their Breakup?

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   A source very close to Will and Jada is saying that the highly-publicized “breakup” that allegedly happened just a couple of months ago was all a stunt designed to bring attention to the couple.  Jada’s show was on the rocks, so she thought that having a marriage on the rocks might just balanced things out.  Didn’t quite work out that way though Jada, did it? Here’s what was stated…

Mo’Nique Supports The Marriage Equality Campaign

Mo’Nique Supports The Marriage Equality Campaign

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      Mo’Nique isn’t sitting to the side in the battle for Marriage equality.  She has done a video to show her support for the campaign for gay marriage, as well as a national educational initiative from the Human Rights Campaign. “I believe since we’ve all been given free will, let’s use our will to let others be free,” she says. “Gay and lesbian couples, they believe in commitment,…

Kids Say Cross-racial Costumes Are Off-limits

Kids Say Cross-racial Costumes Are Off-limits

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    A new campaign in the U.S. is targeting cross-racial costumes they say are inappropriate. A group named Students Teaching About Racism in Society has launched a poster series called “We’re a culture, not a costume.” It features students of varying ethnic backgrounds holding up photos of costumes depicting their individual cultures. They include a Japanese girl holding a photo of a woman dressed as a geisha, and a Middle Eastern…

Open Letter from the “Father” of the 14-Yr Old Girl Caught on Video Doing “Interesting” Things with her Boyfriend

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A writer has gone out of his way to express the sentiments of a black man in response to the video of Amber Cole, the 14-year old who became famous by “showing her skills” with her boyfriend.  The video has become viral, and millions around the world have talked about this little girl and what she did on camera.  This letter is definitely a must-read….check it out: I am Amber…