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 […]

The Untold Story of African American Marines


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


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 […]

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]  

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


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, […]

Bishop Eddie Long Has Yet Another Accuser


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  

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 […]

Home Schooling is a Growing Trend for African American Families


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 […]

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 […]

Oprah’s Magazine and Network are Suffering Losses


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World When The Oprah Winfrey Show bid its last goodbye, women across the nation were wondering what life would be like without their daily dose of Winfrey. Oprah assured everyone, however, that although The Oprah Winfrey Show would be gone she had no plans of disappearing for good. We would still have O Magazine. […]

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 →        

Jalen Rose Gets 20 Days in Jail for DUI


By JasmineHughes Jalen Rose was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in jail for a March drunken-driving crash near Detroit. The decision came despite a recommendation that Rose, an ESPN analyst and former N.B.A. player, not serve jail time and despite the public support of several prominent figures, including Detroit’s mayor.   CLICK TO READ

Are Black Rappers to Blame When a White Rapper Uses the N-Word?


With criticism growing by the day of a white female rapper’s use of the N-word (V-Nasty), people are beginning to speak out. Andy Milonakis,a white actor, who often imitates hip-hop culture, has decided to defend V-nasty’s use of the N-word. On a clip posted on YouTube by the actor himself, Milonakis said, “My problem is […]

Are Black People Bad Tippers?


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 […]

How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery


by Rania Khalek There is one group of American workers so disenfranchised that corporations are able to get away with paying them wages that rival those of third-world sweatshops. These laborers have been legally stripped of their political, economic and social rights and ultimately relegated to second-class citizens. They are banned from unionizing, violently silenced […]

The Mo’Nique Show Reportedly Canceled by BET


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 →          

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 […]

Black Man Suing Burger King Because Employee Spit on His Food


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 […]

Ghana Minister Orders the Arrest of All Homosexuals

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By JasmineHughes Ghana is giving Uganda a run for their money for the title of ‘Worst Placeto be Gay.’ While the rounding up of all homosexuals in the country’s western parts hasn’t quite been listed as a genocide, it’s hard to ignore the parallels. Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo MP, has ordered the […]

Dr. Boyce: Mary J. Blige’s Abuse Story is Far Too Common


by Dr. Boyce Watkins I recently read an article about the amazing singer, Mary J. Blige, and how molestation at an early age played a role in some of her poor choices later in life.  After confronting the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, Mary J. stands as arguably the most inspirational songbird in America, […]