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Eddie Long Accusers Keep Speaking Out, In Spite of Financial Consequences

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by Kirsten West-Savali When Jamal Parris and Spencer LaGrande(pictured) sat down for an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, they stepped into a harsh spotlight that will follow them for the rest of their lives. They are two of the brave young men who, along with Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg, and Centino Kemp, accused Bishop Eddie Long,the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, of sexual abuse. In the extremely vulnerable and candid conversation, they explained how an alleged “Man of…

Don’t Worry Ladies, Jay-Z Is Going to Keep Calling You a Bitch

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Those who were concerned about the possibility that Jay-Z was going to stop using the word “b*tch” in his songs need worry no longer.   Jay-Z’s reps have now come out to make it clear that he has no intention of cutting the b-word from his songs in the future. Click here to read some YBW opinions on the possibility of Jay-Z banning the b-word from his songs.   Kirsten…

Kirsten West Savali: Why The U.S. Should Legalize Prostitution

Kirsten West Savali: Why The U.S. Should Legalize Prostitution

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Barbara Terry pictured, 52, is a mother of four children – two of which she has lovingly sent off to college, after raising them as a single mother. After 30 years of back-breaking work, she is on the verge of purchasing a home in Upstate New York, embarking on the much-deserved retirement leg of her life’s journey.SEE ALSO: Haiti: Life Beyond…

Kirsten West Savali: Embracing Black Feminism: “Ain’t I A Woman?”

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World During my childhood in the Deep South — surrounded by antebellum homes, plantations and the residual psychological, physiological and emotional damage of slavery — being called a “woman” was almost considered an insult.  “Woman” implied something basic, crude, unfinished — a woman was nothing if she wasn’t a “lady.” A “lady” understood the pivotal role she played in the lives of…

Kirsten West Savali: Rick Santorum: It’s ‘Remarkable’ That You’re Such A Hypocrite

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  By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World President Barack Obama’s policies do not reflect his gratitude to the U.S. government for considering him human, and former Republican Senator Rick Santorum has decided to put him in his place. In an interview with CNS News, the senator voiced his absolute disbelief that Obama would dare support a woman’s right to choose abortion … considering he’s a black man: “The question…

Kirsten West Savali: Is Paula Patton a Black Trophy Wife?

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  By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World If I were Paula Patton, I would be embarrassed. In an exclusive interview with Essence Magazine, the Mission Impossible 4 actress’s husband of six years, Robin Thicke, managed to not only divulge intimate details of their sex life, but to paint his wife as nothing more than a hyper-sexual, replacement mommy-figure who introduced him to the world of Blackness. Patton, through no…

Why Gene Marks Is Not Our Concern

Kirsten West Savali: Why Gene Marks Is Not Our Concern

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World In the wake of Forbes contributor, Gene Marks, giving us an intimate view of his cozy cocoon of white privilege in the mind-numbingly dense column, “If I Were A Black Kid,” an outpouring of angry, insightful, cynical and humorous retaliatory articles have drowned the cybersphere with the crippling weight of the oppressive Black experience in America. To stamp his condescension with…

Politically Correct? What Comedians and Conservatives Have In Common

Kirsten West Savali: Politically Correct? What Comedians and Conservatives Have In Common

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World “Politically correct” is a term that gets tossed around with more frequency than a groupie at a Hip-Hop after party. No? That wasn’t funny? Well someone, somewhere, thinks it’s hilarious—and true—, and therein lies the crux of the controversy surrounding political correctness. Let’s be clear: Politically incorrect is not synonymous with being wrong; on the contrary, it is synonymous with speaking, acting or…