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

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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 […]

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, […]

Rapper Missy Elliott Opens Up about Childhood Sexual Abuse and Poverty

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By JasmineHughes Acclaimed rapper-producer Missy Elliott is now opening up about her painful childhood of poverty and sexual abuse. In VH1’s latest episode of Behind The Music, which premiered earlier this summer, Elliott reveals that she grew up impoverished with her mother and father in Portsmouth,Virginia. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →       […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Death of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Is Still a Mystery

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.— In the year since Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis, his mother has kept pressing authorities to find whoever killed the former NBA player. Deborah Marion has repeatedly visited and called the Memphis Police Department for answers about her son’s shooting death, though authorities have very […]

Rapper Vigalantee Makes New Song about Police Brutality

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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?

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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

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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 […]

The FDA Claims that Walnuts are a Drug

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Those walnut brownies baking in your oven are jam-packed with drugs! What? Where? The nuts. Yes, the FDA even calls them a “new drug.” The New American Magazinereports that the FDA wrote a nice little letter to Diamond Foods stating, “‘Your walnut products are drugs….they may not legally be marketed…in the […]

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

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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 […]

A New Way to Make Sure You Get Your Money Right

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Legendary Boxing Promoter Butch Lewis Dies at 65

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Butch Lewis, the colorful boxing promoter who worked with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Michael and Leon Spinks, has died. He was 65. Funeral home owner Sammy Congo of Congo Funeral Home in Wilmington, Del., says he received notification of Lewis’ death on Saturday morning and was expected to meet family members on Sunday. He […]

Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side […]

Over 30 Atlanta School Teachers Fired After Cheating Scandal

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World To read the previous report with additional background information, click here. The people involved in Atlanta’s public school system cheating  scandal are finally suffering the consequences of their actions — yet at their own hands. The scandal was first revealed the day after the July 4th holiday by Governor Nathan Deal. Now […]