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Dr. Boyce Video: Would Dr. King Support Obama’s Policies

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Report: Quote on MLK Memorial Will Be Changed

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A quote carved in stone on the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington will be changed after the inscription was criticized for not accurately reflecting the civil rights leaders words. The Washington Post first reported on Friday the decision to change the inscription, which currently reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” The phrase is chiseled into one side of a massive block of…

Michelle Obama Does “the Monkey” or “the Jerk”

Michelle Obama Does “the Monkey” or “the Jerk”

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  Are dancing politicians all that black people need in order to be happy?  Some are asking this question after Michelle Obama’s greatest hits as of late have not been policy changes, but dance moves.  Check this out. They called it “random dancing” but First Lady Michelle Obama broke out some moves that resembled subdued variations of “the Monkey” or “the Jerk” Friday during an appearance at a northern Virginia…

Beyonce Designs A T-Shirt  To Show Support For Obama Campaign

Beyonce Designs A T-Shirt To Show Support For Obama Campaign

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    If you like it then you better put a ring on it, right? For now it seems pop princess Beyoncé has changed her tune-the Crazy in Love singer now says we should show our appreciation not with jewelry, but with a T-shirt.     The former Destiny’s Child star is lending her support to the Obama campaign by designing a crew-neck top for supporters to buy. The $45 cotton…

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

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    According to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama won’t be getting an entirely warm welcome during his visit to his home city of Chicago Wednesday; members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have announced plans to picket a fundraising event and concert at the University of Illinois at Chicago where Obama is expected to speak. Occupy UIC, in conjunction with Occupy Chicago, is organizing a demonstration during the…

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

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    A federal judge in Mississippi on Tuesday dismissed former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s $25 million lawsuit against Skytel, the city’s former communications provider, for releasing text messages that brought about his downfall. U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. of Jackson, Miss., said Kilpatrick filed an amended lawsuit there in March 2010 without getting court approval to do so, as required by Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. Barbour kicked…

Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

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    Michelle Obama has gone public with her side of the story on a recent book stating that she has had tremendous friction with her husband’s advisory team.  A new book by New York Times reporter Jody Kantor describes Mrs. Obama’s relationship with the president’s team as being one that often results in friction. The FLOTUS spoke with Gayle King of CBS News, stating that she is “not an expert…

New Book Details Frustrations Obamas Have with Advisers, Public Life

New Book Details Frustrations Obamas Have with Advisers, Public Life

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    Your Black World reports A new book is describing some interesting behind-the-scenes interactions between first lady Michelle Obama and her aides.  The book says that Mrs. Obama is a force on policy issues and opinions, putting her into direct conflict with many of the president’s advisers. The book also says that Mrs. Obama was regularly frustrated with the challenges and constraints of a first lady’s life.Jodi Kantor of…

Kansas House Speaker Apologizes For Calling Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” And Comparing Her To The Grinch

Kansas House Speaker Apologizes For Calling Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” And Comparing Her To The Grinch

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    Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R-Hutchinson) apologized Thursday for forwarding an email referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and comparing her to the Grinch. The subject line of the email reads “Twins separated at birth?” It includes side-by-side pictures of Michelle Obama and the Grinch with similarly windswept hair. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the forwarded part of the email reads, “I’m sure you’ll join…

Herman Cain Makes Appearance At Iowa Caucuses; Says Wife Is ‘Doing Marvelous’

Herman Cain Makes Appearance At Iowa Caucuses; Says Wife Is ‘Doing Marvelous’

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Not to be entirely left out, Herman Cain made an appearance in Iowa ahead of Tuesday night’s caucuses and said his wife, Gloria, is “doing marvelous” after Cain left the Republican primary race over allegations of sexual assault. “She is doing fine because since I got out of the race, we don’t have to constantly hear the spinning and the respinning of those false accusations,” Cain said. He reported that…

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just call me “Chuckles”, then. Because this is the funniest and most self-negating piece of trite…

Rep. Frederica Wilson to Offer Federal Anti-Hazing Bill

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  The Miami Herald is reporting that Rep. Frederica Wilson, who represents Florida’s 17th District, will propose a federal anti-hazing bill when Congress returns from holiday. The Miami Democrat says that her proposal is designed to ensure that no one endures a beating like the one leading to the death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion last month. Wilson announced her plans Tuesday. She is offering the bill in…

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

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Jos, Nigeria CNN — A government official condemned Monday the series of Christmas Day attacks on churches in Nigeria that killed 35 people, blaming an extremist group that has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the last two years. “The latest mindless and cowardly attacks by Boko Haram members specifically directed at churches were premeditated,” said retired Gen. Andrew Azazi, the national security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, in a…

New Poll Shows Vast Improvement in President Obama’s Approval Rating

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The most recent Gallup Poll presents information that should be exciting to the Obama Administration.  For the first time since this summer, more Americans approve of the job the president’s doing than disapprove.  According to the poll, 47 percent of Americans say they approve of the way President Obama is doing his job, which is a five percent increase since the…

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

Newt Gingrich Might Be Lying About First Divorce

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    Carrollton, Georgia (CNN) — Newt Gingrich claims that it was his first wife, not Gingrich himself, who wanted their divorce in 1980, but court documents obtained by CNN appear to show otherwise. The Republican presidential candidate, now in his third marriage, has been peppered with attacks and questions about his divorce from Jackie Gingrich for the past three decades. Questions about his past — and what that past…