Getting the Wedding You Want with No Drama


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 […]

Can a Woman Raise a Boy to be a Man? Most Men Don’t Think So


A new survey at reveals that black men and women have different perceptions on what it takes to turn a boy into a man.  The survey finds that while most black men do not believe that a woman can raise a boy to be a man without male intervention, nearly half of all black […]

Ayvaunn Penn: What If You Were Beaten by Your Husband On Your Wedding Night?


Ayvaunn Penn from Your Black Poets presents “The Power of Silence” by E. D. Arrington out of Wilson, North Carolina.   [youtube FHm4ulnvRSs]  

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


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


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 […]

Lala and T.O. Stepping Out with New Reality TV Shows


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Terrell Owens and La La Anthony are coming back to reality — TV that is. Their reality shows are set to be back on the air as soon as next month. RollingOut.comreports that “La La Anthony returns to VH1 on Monday, August 22 with LA LA’s Full Court Life at 9:00PM ET/PT.” Now […]

Woman Gets 18 Years in Prison for Stealing $94 Dollars


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 […]

A Birth Control Pill for Men is Under Development


By JasmineHughes To date, “the pill” has represented a sort of victory for women’s rights, but the realities of taking a daily medication that is sometimes accompanied by an expense and unpleasant side effects may make it more of a burden for women than a reproductive equalizer. And so comes male birth control, which, researchers […]

Wanda Sykes Makes Awkward Appeal for Gay Marriage at NAACP Convention


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 →        

Basketball Wife Tami Roman Gets into a Massive Car Accident


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World One of the stars in VH1‘s reality television show Basketball Wives is reported to have been involved in a three-car accident in Los Angeles. TMZ reports that just prior to the accident, Roman had just flown into LAX and was picked up by a car service. Read more »  

What Should Be the Punishment for Touching a Black Woman’s Hair without Permission?


By JasmineHughes Even with a growing number of Black women embracing their natural hair, there remains an immense fascination with it, this includes both other races and also some unfamiliar Blacks. It seems the ‘Puffy Hair Movement’ will take some getting used to. For many who don’t know, the term “natural hair” for black women […]

Drug Addicted Moms Can Now Regain Custody of their Children


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 […]

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


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 →   […]

Suspect Throws Baby at Police Officer, Who Catches the Child


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. […]

Study: Black Women Die Faster from Breast Cancer than Whites


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 →      

Lauryn Hill Has Her Sixth Child after a Baby Scare – Photos


Talk of the town is that Lauryn Hill had her sixth child shortly after the child’s father, Rohan Marley, has entered into another relationship. “Mother and baby are fine,” says a source who is close to the family.  Hill had a scare when the child came out of the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped […]

Danielle Douglas: Five Tips to Survive and Thrive in this Economy


What is Your Business Model? There is a saying that if you continue to do the same things the same way and expect a different result, that is the definition of insanity. There was an article, Business Models for Industries in Crisis, that discussed how five industries must change the way they do business if they […]

Julianne Malveaux: Keeping a Healthy Mind in a Sick Economy


by Dr. Julianne Malveaux Amy Winehouse seemingly had everything to live for. An exceptionally talented songbird, a phenomenal writer, with two best-selling albums under her belt, she was also manic-depressive and amazingly troubled, living out her issues in the headlines. Every time she had an “episode”, a fight with a fan, an incoherent performance, you […]

Should You Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Birth Control?


By JasmineHughes There’s a new discussion regarding one of today’s most controversial topics: birth control. In the past it has been questioned why birth control pills are currently not covered by most private insurance plans, but products like Viagra are. It seems change may be coming soon. This week, the non-partisan Institute of Medicine recommended […]

Woman Faces Three Yrs in Jail for Jaywalking Right After Losing Her Son

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action Raquel Nelson lost her 4-year old son on April 10, 2010 when they were hit by a driver who left the scene.  Jerry Guy, the driver, was later found by police and admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol and pain killers when the accident […]

A New Way to Make Sure You Get Your Money Right


Unless you’re Warren Buffett, there’s probably something else you could be doing to better manage your money (and he may not get a pass either!).  I know I am guilty of not being as diligent as I should be when it comes to keeping track of spending, staying on a budget, and a whole host […]