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Eric Holder Under Serious Fire for Program Run by the DOJ

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Attorney General Eric Holder denied that anybody at the Department of Justice lied about the Fast and Furious program that allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug lords, even though he admitted that the DOJ sent inaccurate information to Congress.Last week, the DOJ took the rare step of formally withdrawing a letter it sent to Congress in February that falsely claimed the program being executed by the…

NBC Now Requires Quest Love to Approve All Songs He Plays for Jimmy Fallon

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It has been announced that Quest Love no longer has the final say in what songs are played on the Jimmy Fallon Show.  Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots says now he’s “gotta clear a lot of the song choices” that the network is allowing him to pursue. “It’s still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely…

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…

Jackson Speaks ON Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’

Jackson Speaks ON Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’

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      U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was speaking out for the first time on Thursday about the 14-year sentence handed down to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. As CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports, at a rally for Chicago postal workers, Jackson declared that the Blagojevich scandal has “shamed our state.” He also said Blagojevich’s sentencing was “a sad day for Illinois, a very sad day for (Blagojevich’s) wife…

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

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    The life of former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is one of the most unbelievable adventures in all of politics.   He has seen the top of the mountain and the bottom of the valley, as the controversial politician who watched his power disappear over the temptation of a crack pipe.  But what made Barry’s story most interesting was that his perseverance led him back to the top…

Obama Says Keeping Morning-After Pill Away From Teens Is “Common Sense”

Obama Says Keeping Morning-After Pill Away From Teens Is “Common Sense”

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    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed but said he did not steer his administration’s decision to halt the over-the-counter sale of an anti-pregnancy drug to girls under 17, saying it was common sense to keep a morning-after pill away for children who may misuse it. Citing his own daughters, he said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and…

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

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    When the congressional super committee charged with reducing America’s deficit failed to reach an agreement on what cuts should be made in 2013, some assumed HBCUs, of which their presidents and supporters warned were being targeted, were off the hook. But an article on The Root says not so fast. Unless a new deal is struck, Historically Black Colleges and Universities could still lose more than $20 million…

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

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    In the next decade, President Obama wants to raise America’s college graduation rate to 60%. Currently, just over 40% of Americans aged 25-34 have college degrees. That means a lot of new college students will have to be added to the system, and soon. In fact, there is no hope of this being achieved. Read More.

Dr. Boyce: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama “The Best Food Stamp President in History”

Dr. Boyce: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama “The Best Food Stamp President in History”

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World, Scholarship in Action Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich has some interesting views on both President Obama and the food stamp program.  First, Gingrich believes that President Obama is the “best food stamp president in history,” since, according to Newt, there are 47 million Americans on food stamps.  Secondly, Gingrich seems to think that you can use food stamps to pay…

13-Yr Old Boy Arrested for Burping Loudly During Class

13-Yr Old Boy Arrested for Burping Loudly During Class

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    Now the hardened criminals of the world apparently consist of those who burp louder than they should.  A 13-year old boy was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico for allegedly burping during class.   His lawsuit claims that after he “burped audibly,” his teacher called the resource officer, who then had the boy arrested for “interfering with public education.” via 13-Yr Old Boy Arrested for Burping Loudly During Class.

Raynard Jackson: Cain Was Not Able

Raynard Jackson: Cain Was Not Able

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    by Raynard Jackson Former presidential candidate, Herman Cain, proved that despite a load of God given talent, he was unable to be a serious contender for the highest office in the land. In the immortal words of former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, “to every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work;…

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,…

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

NAACP May Take Ballot Box Racism Issue to the United Nations

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    Your Black World reports The NAACP is planning to appeal to the United Nations to fight discrimination they believe to be implicit in recent changes to voting rights laws. According to the NAACP, the states that had the highest levels of black voter participation are the ones that have chosen to utilize measures to undermine the impact of the African American vote. In a 67-page study recently released…

Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Off About Newt Gingrich’s ‘Poor Kids’ Comments

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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player “The View” host attacks the GOP front-runner’s comments about poor children. Source