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 […]

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

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A new survey at YourBlackWorld.com 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 […]

Cutting Deficit will Increase Retirement Gap Between Whites and Minorities

Applicant Dennis Bennett, 60, waits during a job fair at the Southeast LA-Crenshaw WorkSource Center in Los Angeles November 20, 2009. In a depressed neighborhood in the City of Angels, hundreds of good jobs appeared to fall from the sky last week. Young and middle-aged Los Angeles residents, mostly blacks and Hispanics, lined up down the block at an employment office for more than 600 jobs, paying $14 an hour and higher with free healthcare, at new JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels downtown. Picture taken November 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)

New research finds an appalling 20 to one chasm in net worth between white and black Americans, and an 18 to one gap between whites and Hispanics. The Pew Research Center found that the net worth gap has widened during the Great Recession, mainly because the housing bust disproportionately cut into the wealth of African-Americans and […]

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 […]

The House Rejects Senate Debt Limit Deal Three Days Before the Government Default

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The Republican-controlled House of Representatives rejected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling Saturday — partisan payback for the Democratic-controlled Senate’s rejection of Speaker John Boehner’s plan Friday night. One hundred seventy-three House members backed the plan while 246 were opposed. Most Democrats supported the measure; every Republican rejected it. […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Former Diddy Rapper Shyne Is Now Celibate, Refuses to Curse in His Lyrics

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Music artist and ex-convict Shyne is apparently done sowing his wild oats. Perhaps it is better stated that when he tried to sow his wild oats, his crop failed horribly, so he decided to give it up.HipHopWiredreports, “After serving nearly 10 years in prison, the rapper was released in 2009, […]

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  

Dr. Wilmer Leon: More Compromises on the Backs of Blacks is a Continuation of History

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By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III During this debt and deficit debate President Obama has been very clear in stating, “Not only is it not fair if all this is done on the backs of middle-class families,” Obama said, “it doesn’t make sense. … That’s why people from both parties have said the best way to […]

Reggie Bush Takes Off for the Miami Dolphins

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is crossing over from New Orleans to Miami. The deal went down on Thursday with the Miami Dolphins negotiating Bush’s new contract.  ESPN reports that “Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the deal, which sends reserve safety Jonathon Amaya to New Orleans and also involves an exchange of undisclosed draft […]

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 […]