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Revolutionary Comedian Dιck Gregory to Receive a Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Reported by April V. Taylor Legendary comedian, actor, and activist Dick Gregory is one of the 30 honorees recently announced by The Walk of Fame Selection Committee who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Committee chair Maureen Schultz states, “We Know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the…

BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

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The recent scandal involving form North Carolina Tarheel Rashad McCants was an embarrassing black eye to the university.  McCants claimed that, despite the fact that he rarely went to class, the university showered him with false academic honors.  The incident led to the blasting of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and the ouster of the former chair, who also faced criminal charges in the series of events….

BOSS Sports | New Mexico RB arrested for suspected Gang Rape

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by Jeff Lightsy Jr. University of New Mexico Junior running back Crusoe Gongbay has been suspended indefinitely by the football program at his university. The suspension comes after Gongbay was arrested and charged with the rape of a woman. Along with Gongbay, two other men have also been charged. The three men are facing two counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping. READ MORE via BOSS…

Black UCLA Student Addresses The Lack Of Diversity At His Institution In Spoken Word Piece That Goes Viral

Black UCLA Student Addresses The Lack Of Diversity At His Institution In Spoken Word Piece That Goes Viral

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By: Britt L In the wake of the affirmative action debates in California and other states, a group of minority males who attend the University of California, Los Angeles created a spoken word piece, addressing the lack of diversity at their elite institution. In the video, UCLA student Sy Stokes speaks candidly and features sobering statistics about the dent in diversity at the four-year university. Stokes,  a Junior who identifies…

Univ. of Alabama Sororities Invite Black Students to Try to End their Racism

Univ. of Alabama Sororities Invite Black Students to Try to End their Racism

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Leave it to The University of Alabama to try to do something in 2013 that should have happened in 1973.  The sororities on campus received a lot of negative publicity after it was revealed that they don’t want black girls to even apply for admission.  Well, after the major backlash took place, the sororities now feel that adding a few black faces will make everything a-ok.  But here’s a better…

Former Columbia Track Star Jessica Fingers Found Dead In Dorm Room

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Authorities are now investigating what appears to be a drug overdose of Jessica Fingers. She was discovered dead Sunday morning on a Columbia University dorm floor where she attends school. As the investigation insues, tensions between the ex-track star’s brother and boyfriend heats up. NY Daily News reports: A 21-year old who entered Columbia University with a full scholarship and a bright future was found dead of a possible overdose…

Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

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By Staff Gun violence at American schools at the college, university and K-12 is all too common these days. Overnight a student was shot at an off-campus housing unit near Coastal Carolina University, which is a liberal arts school located in Conway, South Carolina. There are more than 9,000 students attending the school, which was founded in 1954 as a Coastal Junior College later becoming an independent university. The 19-year-old…

First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Create Mobile App Video Game

First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Create Mobile App Video Game

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Talk about the head of her class! A first grader, Zora Ball, has created a mobile app video game, making her the youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game, according to the Philadelphia Tribune. The seven-year-old student at the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School debuted the app last month in the University of Pennsylvania’s Bodek Lounge during the university’s “Bootstrap Expo.”source.

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

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A staggering number of African-American children are raised in single parent homes, compared to the rest of America, and the rest of the world. A study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children are raised by a single parent, a number high above the 14.9 percent average seen in the other 26 countries surveyed. Among African-Americans the rate nearly tripled, with…

FAMU Offers $300,000 To Hazing Victim’s Family

FAMU Offers $300,000 To Hazing Victim’s Family

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Florida A&M University has offered to pay $300,000 to the family of Robert Champion, the drum major who died last year after he was beaten during a hazing incident. The university made the offer  earlier this week after an unsuccessful mediation session between university attorneys and attorneys representing Champion’s family. The family has sued the university. The amount offered is  the maximum  FAMU can pay without seeking the Florida Legislature’s approval….

Father Denied Custody Of His Daughter Due To Law Identifying Lesbian Mothers As Legal Parents

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A little girl who was raised by her lesbian parents was placed in an unfortunate situation when her biological mother became imprisoned and her other mother became hospitalized. When the little girl’s biological father sought custody of her, he was denied because of California’s two-parent policy. Instead, the child became a ward of the state. Even though the two women were otherwise disposed, the law still views them as the child’s…

UC Berkeley Jewish Students Offended By Farrakhan’s Address

UC Berkeley Jewish Students Offended By Farrakhan’s Address

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  BERKELEY, Calif. — Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech to hundreds at the University of California Berkeley Saturday and some students took issue with parts of his message. Minister Louis Farrakhan opened the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference at UC Berkeley Saturday, bringing together black students from colleges across the state. The 78-year-old minister urged the 600 or so students to depend on themselves for jobs and…

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Steps Down as President Of Bennett College

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Dr. Julianne Malveaux is now stepping down as President of Bennett College.  The historically black, all-women’s college is losing one of the nation’s most respected economists, writers and leaders with this decision, but the move appears to be the right one for Dr. Malveaux. “Five years is the longest time I’ve ever held a job inmy life,” Malveaux said in a statement. “And while I…

Tech Sector Shifts Focus to African Americans

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“Smash it!” Three hundred Howard University students and members of the community shouted those words inside the university’s Cramton Auditorium during a recent Black History Month event sponsored by AT&T. SMASH IT is an acronym that African American technology guru Mario Armstrong unleashed while exhorting the audience to incorporate technology into the pursuit of their dreams: Show Movement And Start History-Making Integrating Technology. “You can do all of this, but…

Alphas Accused of “Serious Physical Hazing” At University of Florida [VIDEO]

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    Not three months after a Florida A&M University student band member died in what police said was hazing, a University of Florida student suffered injuries in what UF says was “serious physical hazing.” The incident happened off campus over the weekend, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. She would not name the student nor detail his injuries, other than to say they were “visible” and that UF was not…