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W.H. makes its case to black voters

W.H. makes its case to black voters

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    Stung by summertime allegations that they neglected their bedrock African-American constituency, the White House and President Barack Obama’s reelection team have cranked up their outreach to black voters, selling the president’s first-term achievements as accomplishments that will pay long-term dividends for the black community. Top administration aides and Cabinet officials have fanned out to black communities, touting those accomplishments — including health care reform, unemployment insurance extensions, public-education…

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…

Sexual Abuse In The Black Community: Yes, It’s Happening

Sexual Abuse In The Black Community: Yes, It’s Happening

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    When I was in elementary school, there was someone within the administration that randomly asked me to sit on his lap one day.  It was an awkward moment, an uncomfortable moment and one that later defined how I raise my own son.  Luckily, I was taught to recognize the signs of a pedophile, but I still didn’t talk to my parents about what that administrator had asked me…

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…

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…

Ryan Mack Speaks on West, Smiley and the Poverty Tour

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    I want to personally thank Dr. West and Tavis Smiley for bringing their “Poverty Tour” to my hometown of Detroit, Michigan in the first week of August 2011. Had I not taken the time to come to their stop in Downtown Detroit, Michigan I never would have had the inspiration to structure the “Less Talk…More Action” Empowerment Tour in this way. I won’t go into detail about what…

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…

Journalist Names Her Abuser to Shame Him

Journalist Names Her Abuser to Shame Him

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    For 26 years, Goldie Taylor lived with a secret. As a 16-year-old cheerleader at a St. Louis area high school in 1984, Taylor says she was sexually abused by an athletic coach at her school. The abuse cased her to act out, to let her grades drop, and ultimately to drop out of school altogether. Taylor, a former Marine and veteran journalist and media consultant, moved on with…

Madam Butterfly Asks: Why are Kanye’s Clothes Getting Tighter Every Year?

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Madam Butterfly at Your Black Gossip is asking why Kanye West’s clothes keep getting tighter every year.  Based on the evidence, it’s hard to argue that she’s not telling the truth.  Could he be sending a message?  You be the judge. click to read

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…

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…

fox planning to bring back "in living color"

Dr. Boyce: Fox Bringing Back “In Living Color”- But Can They Handle It?

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  by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Black Like Moi – Syracuse University Most of us loved “In Living Color” back in the day.  The skits were original and creative and the cast was incredibly talented.  The show produced household names like Jamie Foxx, Jim Carey, Damon Wayans, and quite a few others.  Well, there’s good news for fans of the show.  Fox says that they are going to bring the…

bishop eddie long is being sued by members of new birth missionary baptist church

Bishop Eddie Long Gets Sued by Members of His Congregation

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The legal problems continue to mount for Bishop Eddie Long. In addition to the sexual misconduct case that everyone knows about, there is another situation in which Long is accused of conspiring with investment adviser Ephren Taylor to defraud members of his church out of more than a million dollars in investment funds. Taylor did a presentation before members of the New Birth…

Security Guard Pepper Sprayed Middle Schoolers During Lunch

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi. School officials are trying to figure out why a security guard used pepper spray to slow down a food fight in a Norfolk Middle School.   Parents are outraged that a guard at the Lafayette-Winona Middle School used what appears to be unnecessary force to calm the students down.  Some of the children have suffered asthma attacks as a result. Five parents have…