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

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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 […]

Dr. Boyce Watkins George Kilpatrick Talk about Black Wealth, Debt Ceiling

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In this interview (below), Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with George Kilpatrick, host of “New Inspiration for the Nation,” about current events within the African American community.  They discuss the recent debt ceiling, racism in the workplace, black unemployment, whether college athletes should be paid and more.   You can listen to the interview by CLICKING […]

Tyler Perry Supports Urban Entrepreneurs in Pitch Competition

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In search of role models, some 400 young — and mostly black –Atlanta entrepreneurs found one Friday in the form of Tyler Perry. First and foremost, Perry is a movie star and one of Hollywood’s most bankable commodities. But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the White House also noted to the audience that he is […]

Getting the Wedding You Want with No Drama

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by George James The summer is a time for warm weather, vacation, family reunions and weddings. Many couples plan their wedding during the summer and fall months. Planning a wedding can bring a lot of stress and drama to the couple. From deciding when and where to get married, to working on the guest list […]

The Untold Story of African American Marines

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Edwin J. Fizer got off the train to report for training at Montford Point, North Carolina in the summer of 1942. He, like all proud Marines, had to prove his mettle. Except, Fizer had another tough hurdle. He was black, and until then, the U.S. Marine Corps had been all white. But in June, 1941, […]

Dr. Boyce: Racist Reporting Turns Law-Abiding Four Year Old Into a Thug

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action After a recent drive-by shooting involving two teens in Chicago, a CBS affiliate (WBBM) decided to engage in some good old fashioned racist black male stereotyping.  The station interviewed a four year-old boy to ask him what he thought about the violence in the neighborhood, and […]

Newark Residents Hold a Rally for Jobs and Justice

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Newark,N.J.-On Thursday July 21st Newark activists and residents held a small but hard-hitting rally in front of the Prudential Center Arena, demanding new jobs and justice for citizens.  It was co-organized by the office of Southward Councilman Ras Baraka, People’s Organization for Progress (POP), District 1199J,the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, and several other civic groups.  The […]

President Obama Says that a Debt Deal Needs to Get Done by Tuesday

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As Congress wrestles with competing plans to raise the $14.3 trillion ceiling and cut federal spending, President Obama said Saturday that Republicans and Democrats “are not that far apart” and need to close the gap quickly to avoid an economically crippling default. A deal is necessary by midnight Tuesday “so that our country will have the […]

Harry Belafonte, Tatyana Ali Speak Up on Negative Black Imagery in Hollywood

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Harry Belafonte, the famed entertainer who is now 84, is concerned about the image of black America in Hollywood films, and he says the industry will “never ever yield to the needs of people of color.” He made these comments on the artists and activism panel at the 102nd annual NAACP […]

Scary Casey Anthony Mask Fetches $1 Million at Auction

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By JasmineHughes In some surprising news, a $20,000 bidding war broke out on Ebay on Wednesday with buyers apparently desperate to get their hands on a latex mask of  Casey Anthony. The bidding started modestly but by Wednesday morning the price exceeded $20,000, with most of the larger bids appear to have been placed by […]

Racial Divides Pop Up in How New York Cuts Jobs of Prison Guards

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When New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced in June that he will close seven state medium and minimum-security prison facilities, he not only put thousands of jobs in peril, he signified the political and racial divide in the state’s correctional facilities. Cuomo spared the state’s maximum-security prisons, which are primarily located in white, rural, […]

Keri Hilson Takes Major Heat for Poor Taste Joke about Deceased Amy Winehouse

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HotMessNews… Keri Hilson decided to get on Twitter and make a joke about the deceased Amy Winehouse, even though she thought it was funny no one else seemed to laugh with her. CLICK TO READ  

Malcolm X’s Daughter Gets Five Years Probation for Robbing the Elderly

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Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For previous report click here. It is probably safe to say that Malikah Shabazz is not upholding the image of her father, Malcolm X. At the age of 46, X’s youngest daughter has been sentenced to 5 years of probation for stealing $55,000 from an elderly woman by charging on credit cards […]

President Obama Says Time is Running Out on a Debt Plan

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With four days remaining until the United States hits its debt limit, President Barack Obama on Friday told deeply divided Republicans and Democrats to stop bickering and find a way “out of this mess.” Obama said a deficit-reduction plan being advanced by the top Republican in Congress would be defeated in the Democratic-led Senate and was simply wasting time. […]

Black Teen Is Internationally-Recognized Chinese Opera Star

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Yes, you read correctly. A 15-year-old African-American boy from Oakland, California, has been recognized for his talent of singing Chinese opera not only in the United States but also in China. According to the Associated Press, it is not merely Tyler Thompson’s ability to sing but his specific “ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin […]

Bishop Eddie Long Has Yet Another Accuser

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Your Black World reports. There has been yet another man added to the list of accusers of Bishop Eddie Long.  Centino Kemp has never filed a lawsuit, but it is being reported that he also had an inappropriate relationship with the pastor at one point in his life. CLICK TO READ  

Home Schooling is a Growing Trend for African American Families

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World These days, public schools are not exactly the safest place for children. Little elementary school children get caught with guns in their backpacks. Drugs can run rampant, and kids have even been caught having sex in classrooms. But, these are not the main reasons black families are increasingly moving toward […]

Woman Gets 18 Years in Prison for Stealing $94 Dollars

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The economy is making people do all kinds of crazy things.  But even in a declining economy, there are still consequences for poor choices — even if your home has been foreclosed on and your bank account is darn near empty. The Grio reports that “Connie Murray Dumas, 40, will be […]

Wanda Sykes Makes Awkward Appeal for Gay Marriage at NAACP Convention

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By JasmineHughes Gay rights are an awkward topic for the NAACP.   An appearance by Comedian Wanda Sykes may have made some attendees uneasy at a panel discussion in Downtown L.A. Sykes opened up her Monday appearance at the NAACP annual convention by saying “I didn’t have to ‘come out’ black.” Continue reading →        

Michael Jackson’s Mother Seeks to Squash Conspiracy Theories of His Death

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By JasmineHughes Even two years after Michael Jackson’s untimely passing, it is still a very sore subject for many.  And with rumors still running rampant surrounding his death, it’s hard to imagine when people will get closure. These conspiracies have taken shape in many forms and his mother Katherine Jackson has decided to address one […]

Jay-Z and Kanye West Begin Their “Throne” Tour

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Jay-Z and Kanye West are collaborating their great lyrical minds in a music venture that is to sweep the nation.  Entertainment Tonightreports that the two “have launched a new group, the Throne, and the duo will hit the road in a nationwide tour beginning in September.” Read more »     […]