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

BlackFamily

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

Debt-Ceiling-Graph

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. […]

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

ssddsdswewe

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

shyne

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, […]

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

wilmer_leon

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

reggie-bush-smiling (1)

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 […]

Rapper 50 Cent Refuses to Release New Album, Black Leaks by the Company

50-cent-12

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World If you are a 50 Cent fan, and you couldn’t wait for his next album to be released, kiss that anticipation good-bye. His new album was originally planned to be released this coming November, but the rapper is currently too fed up to even consider a new album-release date.HipHopDX […]

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

lala-and-terrell

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 […]

A Birth Control Pill for Men is Under Development

the-male-contraceptive-pill1

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

Oprah-Winfrey

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. […]

Jalen Rose Gets 20 Days in Jail for DUI

031111_Jalen_Pic_20110311210125_320_240-300x234

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

Survey: African Americans Divided Over Cornel West, Obama Debate

corne

by Dr. Boyce Watkins. In a recent survey by YourBlackWorld.com, it was found that African Americans are divided over the comments of Princeton University professor Cornel West, who has critiqued the Obama Administration in the media over the past several weeks.  A mild majority of those who gave a definite answer (44.6%; only 87.2% said […]

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

v-nasty-300x193

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 […]

How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery

PrisonBlacks

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 […]

Basketball Wife Tami Roman Gets into a Massive Car Accident

tami-roman

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 »  

13-Year Old Boy Shot 8 Times by Chicago Police

jimmell-cannon-0726

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Jimmell Cannon, 13, was shot 8 times in the shoulders, hand, and leg by Chicago Police on Monday in West Humboldt Park neighborhood. While he is at Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, his family is looking for answers. The way they saw the events unfold is not the same thing […]

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

black_hair

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 […]

Yvette Carnell: Is Al Sharpton Owned by Corporate America?

Yvette-Carnell-Text

Over the past few days, former MSNBC host and current online host of the “The  Young Turks”, Cenk Uygur, has made his rounds on both television and the net discussing how he was summarily dismissed from his prime time slot at MSNBC. According to Uygur, his style of not treating members of Congress with enough […]

The Crisis Clock is Ticking on the Debt Ceiling Debate: Time for Plan B

debt-ceiling (1)

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Valuable time is ticking away, and there is now less than a week left until the U.S. runs out of money. Government leaders around the world are getting nervous. According to Reuters, a board member of the Bank of Japan stated, “As the world’s biggest economy, the U.S. would have an […]

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

lkdsksd

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 […]