NAACP Sponsor Wells Fargo Target of Justice Department Probe for Discriminatory Lending


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. The United States Justice Department is preparing to launch an investigation against Wells Fargo, a company that serves as the largest home mortgage lender in the country.  The company is being accused of taking advantage of minority consumers by selling them loans that were overpriced and more likely to lead to […]

Morgan Freeman Livid that Republicans Copied His Voice for Attack Ad


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 […]

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 […]

Massive Suffering Continues in Somalia as U.N. Seeks to Find a Solution


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World According to reports from CNN, “the World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.” Robert B. Zoellick, the World Bank President, released […]

Sagging Pants are Now Illegal


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


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 […]

Dr. Boyce: Racial Wealth Gap Largest It’s Been in 25 Years

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action A new study presented some disturbing, yet expected news about the sad state of economic affairs within the African American community. According to the study, the wealth gap between white and black Americans has become the widest that it’s been in the last 25 years. As it stands, […]

High School Allegedly Refuses to Recognize Black Valedictorian


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 […]

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


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


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 […]

Wesley Snipes: “I was NOT Convicted of Tax Evasion”


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World To view previous report click here. Recently the renowned Wesley Snipes decided to iron the wrinkles out of his image. It is probably debatable how effective it was, but you figure that our for yourself. In an interview on the Ronald S. Martin show, Wesley explicitly states, “Not only was I not […]

Former MSNBC Host Says Sharpton Got Job Because He’s an Obama Loyalist


Your Black World reports. Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur said he was replaced by Rev. Al Sharpton because Sharpton is a loyalist to the White House.   The host claims that Rev. Al Sharpton got the 6 pm slot on MSNBC because he has agreed not to criticize President Barack Obama (which he said on […]

Rapper Vigalantee Makes New Song about Police Brutality


The rapper Vigalantee (aka Roger Suggs) is tired of seeing police brutality devastating his community.  He is the founder of the “No Jangle Movement,” which advocates for enlightenment among African Americans, especially black men.   He has pushed thousands in the Kansas City, KS area to understand the role of black men and women to […]

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 […]

Maid in Center of Strauss-Kahn Rape Trial Finally Speaks to the Public


Your Black World Reports. Nafissatou Diallo is the maid who has accused the head of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault.   Diallo has decided to go public in her case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and what happened in that New York City hotel room. Diallo’s credibility has been questioned openly by Strauss-Kahn’s defense attorneys, with […]

Yvette Carnell: Chess and Checkers Have Nothing to do with Debt and Deficit


Forget about raising the debt ceiling, one trillion here, two trillion there; it’s all small change right? At least that’s the impression I get when I overhear such ruminations from people within the black community. In the span of two plus years, run of the mill African-Americans have declared themselves members of the political pundit […]

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 […]

Mother Arrested: Should She Be Allowed to Beat Her Son for Not Going to Church?


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For years, the church has been a pillar in the black community, and corporal punishment is prevalent amongst our people as well.  Both are widely accepted and often without question, but one Georgia mother is making some wonder if it is indeed possible to take those cultural beliefs too far. Lolita Smith was arrested […]

President Obama, the Debt Ceiling and Greedy Republicans: Why the People Can’t Win


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. In early 2001, America’s economic future was rosy: Our government was sitting on a massive budget surplus, and the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the next 10 years would carry our nation down the path of seemingly endless prosperity. This was a good time for President George W. Bush to push […]

Julius Kane: Why Good Times was a Hell of a Lot More Relevant than the Cosby Show


By Julius Kane Stop playin’ ‘Good Times’ was better than ‘The Cosby show’ for real; the first three seasons before the father’s character was killed off, anyway. You can run around town and act like you’re embarrassed of ‘Good Times’ but I sure as hell ain’t. A couple of so called critics even said ‘The Cosby Show’ was a “real […]