High Schooler Suspended, Gave Noose & KKK Symbol To Black Classmate


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Racism is never a laughing matter, but apparently some students of Wisconsin’s Baldwin-Woodville High School think it is. A number of classmates do not understand why an unnamed white male ninth-grade student had to be suspended for placing a KKK symbol and macramé noose on a black student’s desk while in […]

13-Year-Old Prodigy Rescinded from UConn Could be Accepted Again


From NewsOne  Two weeks ago, the University of Connecticut rescinded the acceptance of 13-year-old Autum Ashante, declaring her not “academically ready”— although she has an IQ test score of 149. Autum’s father, Batin Ashante, was reportedly enraged by the university’s decision, calling it “B.S.” He told reporters that his daughter was “devastated.” However, the Ashante’s weren’t […]

Shaquille O’Neal Teams Up with Turner Sports as Analyst


from The Grio  The calls came as soon as Shaquille O’Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of theNBA’s greatest entertainers. TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show had been O’Neal’s favorite as a player, so the choice was easy. Get ready for the Big Analyzer, Big Commentator, or whatever other nickname he takes in the next phase […]

Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication this Summer in Washington D.C.


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World  The fraternity brothers of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. have finally reached their goal of erecting a monument in honor of this unforgettable Civil Rights leader. It took Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. ten persistent and dedicated years to petition and procure funds in order to have King stand on […]

Mother and Child Jump to Safety Out of Moving Carjacked Vehicle

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A mother was carjacked around 10 p.m. at a gas station on Edmondson Ave. in Baltimore on Wednesday night. According to reports from NBC News, “Police said Terron Alvin White, 22, forced his way into a Lexus at a gas station on Edmondson Avenue…[and] sped off with a woman and her […]

Taraji Henson and Idris Elba Nominated for Emmys

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From NewsOne  Laurence Fishburne, Taraji Henson and Idris Elba have all been nominated for Emmys this year. Fishburne for his role as Thurgood Marshall in the HBO movie, Thurgood, Elba for his role as detective John Luther in the BBC series, “Luther” and Taraji P. Henson for her role as Tiffany Rubin in the Lifetime […]

Fashion Student Found Dead and Nude After Visiting Boyfriend


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Police said that on Saturday afternoon, 21-year-old Jasmine Brown was found dead and nude beneath a tree in Stamford, Connecticut. This young lady who is originally from New Orleans, was an aspiring fashion designer studying at the Art Institute of New York City. On this particular weekend, however, she was […]

James Harrison: “Is a black player punished more for a hard hit on a white player?”

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World After being docked a whopping $100,000 for illegal hits, James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers is unleashing his wrath on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a recent interview for the August issue of Men’s Journal, this linebacker and 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year so admirably refers to Goodell in the […]

U.S. Airways Saggy Pants Charges Don’t Fly After All

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Deshon Marman, the University of New Mexico football star who was arrested for sagging pants and refusing to exit a U.S. Airways plane, will not have charges brought against him. Yesterday, prosecutors announced that they will not be filing charges against Marman. The Associated Press reports, “The San Mateo County District Attorney’s […]

Blacks More Open to Matchmaking Services


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Word has it that black people are becoming more welcoming of offline and online dating services to help them find a black soul mate. The Chicago Tribune reports that more and more African Americans “are orchestrating matches on Twitter and Facebook. Some are hosting meet-ups and living-room gatherings for black singles to […]

Houston Topless Bar Discriminates Against Black Waitresses


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World One of the executives of a Houston topless bar called Michael’s International Club is coming under fire from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for discriminating against the black waitresses. Jezebel.com reports, “The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Houston topless bar for allegedly forcing African-American waitresses and dancers to […]

Robbery Suspect Claims Spiked Marijuana Cigarette Stole His Memory

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World DuJuan Marshall who is believed to have taken part in a robbery claims that he was given a spiked marijuana cigarette that took his memory of the night in question. The New York Times reports that four young musicians comprising a band called P.M.E.R.  ”said they were the victims of an […]

Lowest Work Wages in 18 Months

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The outlook of the economy continues to look bleak with employees across the nation making less in the month of June than at any other point in the last 18 months. According to reports from CNN Money, “average weekly earnings last month fell to $788.56. It’s impossible to do exact inflation-adjusted […]

8 Ways to Increase Your Vehicle’s Value


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For many people it is thrilling to get rid of an old vehicle and get a new one. That said, negotiating numbers with sly car dealers is probably everyone’s least favorite part of the process. When it comes to trying to get the most money out of your old car, […]

Idris Elba Gets Snappy with BET Awards Reporter Over Tyler Perry Comments

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Word is spreading of Idris Elba’s arguably snappy attitude with a reporter in the BET Awards press room. The reporter, who remains unnamed, asked the actor who starred in one of Tyler Perry’s films about the comments he made concerning Tyler Perry and his work. The comments the reporter was referring to […]

Man Flies Coast to Coast with Stranger’s Expired Boarding Pass and No ID

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by Stacey Gentles, Your Black World In the wake of heightened security measures for travellers, a Nigerian man was able to board a Virgin America Flight and travel from New York City to Los Angeles without valid ID, while carrying someone else’s expired boarding pass. Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi  was cleared by the Transportation Security Administration […]

Pastors Embracing Harlem Gay Pride Event

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A Harlem Pride event is stirring the emotions of local churches and pastors, and the tensions are very high. Some pastors are highly against it saying that the gay pride event will only harm the community. Others such as the openly gay pastor of  Rehoboth Temple Christ Conscious Church, Joseph Tolton, […]

Amber Rose Addresses Leaked Pictures: “I’m really hurt & embarrassed”

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by Patrice Johnson, Your Black World  Amber “The Bald Beauty” Rose has been at the center of a bunch of mess regarding some picture leakage. She states that she is “hurt and embarrassed” after finding out that one of her former employees that she trusted was the person who leaked her photos. Rose states: I […]

Man Rapes “Dead” Woman

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by Patrice Johnson, Your Black World Melvin Jackson was recently arrested for the rape of a woman who was passed out on a sidewalk. When confronted by police, Jackson, 48 years old, calmly told the authorities that he thought she was dead. Jackson County prosecutors of Kansas City have charged Jackson with a felony count of […]

4-Year-Old Shot in the Back by 5-Year-Old Friend


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World No charges are being brought against the unintentional perpetrator, and the 4-year-old victim is expected to survive. Neighbors and family say that it was common for the two boys to play on the playground outside of their Hillcrest Heights apartment unattended. Just prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, however, a routine […]

High School Football Star’s Father is Charged After His Death

Isayah Muller

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Recently it was reported that high school student and football star Isayah Muller was killed in Bronx, NY, within the hours following his graduation. Now reports are saying that 40-year-old Andre Muller, father of the 19-year-old, has been arraigned as of Wednesday afternoon. Good Day New Yorkreports police Comminissioner Ray Kelly saying, […]