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WOW: Penn State Coach Paterno Still Receiving A Paycheck

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Black Like Moi reports:   Steve Garban, chair of the Penn State Board of Trustees, and John Surma, vice chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, released the following statement concerning the employment status of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno: “Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” they said in a statement released Thursday. “The details of his retirement are being worked…

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…

Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to 11-Year-Old Penn Abuse SurvivorState

Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to 11-Year-Old Penn Abuse SurvivorState

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                Movie mogul Tyler Perry is speaking out about Penn State scandal, writing an open-letter to the 11-year-old alleged victim involved in the sex abuse scandal.  Tyler Perry, who is a survivor of child sexual abuser, applauds the boy’s efforts to notify those in charge, calling him a “hero” and “survivor,” not a victim. I don’t know your name, but I know your…

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.

Lynch Sandusky? Sarah Palin Thinks So

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Sarah Palin says ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should “hang from the highest tree” if he’s found guilty of sexually abusing children. Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, didn’t mince words about the scandal during her regular contributor stint last night on Fox News. MORE: Full Penn State coverage “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope,” she said. After some…

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

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    It appears that in addition to the recent sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, the university has also been responsible for covering up death threats to African American students.  TheLoop21 wrote a blog post about the cover-ups, which make the university’s public image even more tarnished than it was before the scandal.  Earlier in the week, Dr. Boyce Watkins at Your Black World also…

Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile in Interview; Admits to "Horsing Around" With Children

Jerry Sandusky Denies Being a Pedophile in Interview; Admits to “Horsing Around” With Children

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A defiant Jerry Sandusky denied being a pedophile Monday, breaking his silence to profess his innocence in the Penn State scandal that toppled football legend Joe Paterno. Sandusky, 67, charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, admitted to NBC’s Bob Costas to a serious lapse in judgement. “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids,” said Sandusky referring to the eight boys he’s accused of molesting in incidents dating from…

Judge who freed Sandusky has volunteered for his charity

Judge who freed Sandusky has volunteered for his charity

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    State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) — The judge who released former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on bail has had ties to his charity. After Sandusky was charged this month with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, Judge Leslie Dutchcot freed him on $100,000 bail, against the wishes of prosecutors. A biography of Dutchcot posted on the website of the law firm Goodall & Yurchak lists her as…