A “Dead” Man Wakes Up in the Morgue

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Just imagine that you are an attendant in a morgue. A family has a loved one brought in that they are certain has just died. You and your team lay the body on ice for burial preparation. Everyone goes about their day working, when about 24 hours later the “dead” man opens […]

Are Black People Bad Tippers?

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By JasmineHughes In a recent poll by The Root, the age-old stereotype of Black people and their tipping practices rears its head. Specifically researched were the attitudes and habits on tipping across cultures. The findings showed that African-Americans are much more likely than whites to tip as a “reward for good service.” These findings were among […]

Al Sharpton: The Wealth Gap Calls for Immediate Action

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While the nation is fixated on a debt ceiling standstill, the number one issue on the minds of Americans — jobs — has largely been ignored. But in addition to experiencing the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression, we are now also officially witnessing the largest ethnic wealth disparity in decades. For those who […]

Damon Dash Is the Latest Celeb to Have Tax Trouble

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By JasmineHughes Co-Founder of the infamous Roc-A-Fella Records, Dame Dash, continues to make headlines over his financial issues. According to multiple reports, Dame owes nearly $3 million dollars to the IRS for past taxes. The Detroit News reports the IRS filed a tax lien against the former Rocawear executive on June 30 with the New York City Register’s Office. Dash’s […]

The Mo’Nique Show Reportedly Canceled by BET

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Your Black World reports. It is being reported that the highly-rated BET Show, “The Mo’nique Show” has been canceled by the network. Rodney Perry, the sidekick on the show, wouldn’t say much, only stating that  “I was told indefinite hiatus.” Continue reading →          

Lil Wayne Shows His New Child with Lauren London…Four Kids, Three Baby-Mamas

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by: PatriceJohnson ParenthoodNews… After successfully hiding her son from the world for almost 2 years, www.StraightFromTheA.com claims that this little boy is Lauren London and Lil’ Wayne’s love child. His name is Cameron Carter, and if the website was correct that this is their child, I must admit that he is definitely a cutie pie! Lil’ Wayne […]

Drug Addicted Moms Can Now Regain Custody of their Children

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For many who have gotten involved in drugs and had their children taken away from them by the state, it may seem like ever regaining custody of them is hopeless. A law in Illinois, however, is allowing former drug-addict parents that turn their lives around to once again have custody […]

R. Kelly Is Having Tax Problems

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By JasmineHughes After overcoming a potentially career killing throat problem, singer R. Kelly is now facing some serious financial woes. The singer made headlines last week when he was rushed to the hospital for emergency throat surgery to drain a painful tonsil abscess. Kelly is said to be taking an indefinite break from performing to recuperate […]

Nicki Minaj Named New Spokesperson for M.A.C. Viva Glam 2012

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By JasmineHughes Mac Cosmetics has announced the new stars of its Viva Glam campaign, which benefits the MAC AIDS Fund. Along with Ricky Martin, rapper Nicki Minaj will be the newest spokesperson who will represent the 2012 Viva Glam campaign that will launch in February of next year. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →   […]

Black Man Suing Burger King Because Employee Spit on His Food

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Your Black World reports. A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against a Burger King franchise, after a black customer claims that one of the workers spit in his food.  Glenn Goodwin from Cleveland, Ohio filed a lawsuit against the company in 2008 when he found that a worker had spit on his […]

Morgan Freeman Livid that Republicans Copied His Voice for Attack Ad

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Your Black World reports. The actor Morgan Freeman is livid that conservatives used a voice that sounded like his to campaign against a Democratic opponent.  Freeman went out of his way to make it clear that he didn’t authorize the use of his voice or a likeness of it for the video.   The ad is […]

Suspect Throws Baby at Police Officer, Who Catches the Child

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By JasmineHughes A Chicago Police officer may want to consider a career in the NFL after an incident that occurred early Monday morning. The officer made a great catch when he snagged a baby thrown at him by a kidnapping suspect trying to flee. Police were called to a domestic disturbance at about 12:30 a.m. […]

Sagging Pants are Now Illegal

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World There is a growing number of towns making it illegal to sag pants. No, it is no longer merely a fashion. It is becoming a fine as well. The Grio reports that “Hampton, Georgia is the most recent in a string of small towns to outlaw ‘saggy pants.’ The new law […]

NAACP Calls for an End to the War on Drugs

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CALIFORNIA — The NAACP passed an historic resolution calling to an end the war on drugs with a majority vote at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The resolution outlines key details of the war on drugs, which the organization notes are crucial failings; the U.S. spends $40 billion annually on the […]

NAACP President Says Voter ID Laws are Like Jim Crow Reincarnated

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Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The president of the NAACP, Benjamin Jealous, does not support the new photo ID requirements being enacted by state governments. According to Reuters, he “compare[s] photo ID laws to poll taxes and other past restrictions — since struck down by the courts — designed to keep blacks from voting in the segregated […]

Mary J. Blige Speaks about How Molestation Played a Role in Her Addictions

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By JasmineHughes For her episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, that aired this past Sunday, July 24th,  R&B legend Mary J. Blige goes deep into her painful past and opens up about her childhood molestation and how the pain of her abuse led to a near-fatal addiction to alcohol. Continue reading →      

Study: Black Women Die Faster from Breast Cancer than Whites

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A new study that has been published in theJournal of Clinical Oncologyconcerning the relationship between breast cancer mortality rate and race. According to Reuters, Susan M. Gapstur of the American Cancer Society states that this “new study is the most detailed and well-designed so far.” Continue reading →      

High School Allegedly Refuses to Recognize Black Valedictorian

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Avyaunn Penn, Your Black World Kymberly Wimberly, an African-American young lady out of Arkansas, has the highest GPA at McGehee Secondary School according to court documents. Despite this young lady’s achievement, her family has filed papers in court claiming the school denied her rightful valedictorian status because she is black.  According to The Huffington Post, Wimberly’s lawyer […]

NFL Lockout Comes to an End: A New Deal is Approved

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After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: “Football’s back.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith both used that phrase while […]

Cornel West Tells the New York Times that He’s “Funeral Ready”

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What’s with the black suit, white shirt, black tie outfit you always wear? Do you have anything else in your closet? I’ve got four black suits that I circulate, and they are my cemetery clothes — my uniform that keeps me ready for battle. Your cemetery clothes? It’s ready to die, brother. If I drop […]

Controversy Surrounds a Pimp Shot by Police in Seattle

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A 19-year-old Seattle pimp who was selling the sexual services of a 13-year-old girl was gunned down by San Francisco police on July 16th. The death of Kenneth Harding has stirred up strife in the Bayview community despite his illegal involvement in prostitution — with an under-aged female at that. The […]