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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Suspect Throws Baby at Police Officer, Who Catches the Child


By JasmineHughes A Chicago Police officer may want to consider a career in the NFL after an incident that occurred early Monday morning. The officer made a great catch when he snagged a baby thrown at him by a kidnapping suspect trying to flee. Police were called to a domestic disturbance at about 12:30 a.m. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Columbia University Student Admits to Selling Cocaine on Campus


By JasmineHughes At the esteemed institution of Columbia University, a student was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to selling cocaine. The student, 20-year-old Harrison David, was the main target of an undercover investigation of a ring that sold drugs from the campus. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →       […]

Dr. Christopher Metzler Partners with Usher on Youth Leadership and Success


Washington, DC – Dr. Christopher J.  Metzler, Associate Dean of Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management program, has recently announced his partnership with Usher’s New Look Foundation. As educational partner, Dr. Metzler’s role will include analyzing the assessment and educational outcomes models that the Foundation uses to track competencies and development […]

Teen Says He Was Beaten by Cops for Making a Nasty Remark


By JasmineHughes Excuse my language, but “ain’t this some___.” A Bronx teen said two cops roughed him up after a comment was made about one of them stepping into a pile of dog doo. Tyre Davis, just 17 and a senior at Brandeis High School in Manhattan, told the Daily News on Tuesday he was walking with a […]

Young Girl Loses Eye Sight After Buying Colored Contact Lenses


By JasmineHughes After falling asleep with a pair of colored contacts, purchased at a local beauty store, a Queens girl has been hospitalized and doctors say she needs a cornea transplant. Erica Barnes, just 14-years-old, bought a pair of hazel colored contact lenses from a store on Jamaica Avenue in New York for just twenty […]

UConn Says Genius Child Was Never Accepted; Her Father Disagrees


NEW YORK — For weeks the media has been abuzz covering the story of Autum Ashante, a 13-year-old whiz kid who was accepted to the University of Connecticut, but later told by the university that her acceptance had been rescinded. Last week, NewsOne reported that Josephine Minnow, a UConn alumna started a petition to get […]

Son Inexplicably Murders His Mother and Sister with a Knife


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Your Black World reports. When some people go to sleep at night, they have fear of a burglar intruding on their home. Most mothers would not think that an attack on their family would be at the hands of their son. However, on Monday morning around 1:30 in San Diego, California, the […]

Florida Teens Death in Custody Raises Suspicions of Misconduct


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Eric Perez, who’d just turned 18 years old, was in the custody of the West Palm Beach juvenile detention center when he died at 8:09 a.m. on Sunday, July 10th. The problem is that Maritza Perez, Eric’s mother, received several different accounts concerning why her son died. It appears that […]

Kansas City Zip Code Gains Notorious Reputation as a “Murder Factory”


By JasmineHughes Over the years, the Kansas city, Missouri zip code 64130 has earned the name ‘The Murder Factory’ and that title seems to be holding tight.  Its eight square miles, straddling Brush Creek downstream from the Country Club Plaza, is home to 101 convicted murderers who’ve been incarcerated in Missouri prisons. No other ZIP […]

The California Prison Hunger Strike Continues


MORE than 1,700 prisoners in California, many of whom are in maximum isolation units, have gone on a hunger strike. The protest began with inmates in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison. How they have managed to communicate with each other is anyone’s guess — but their protest is everyone’s concern. Many […]

PatriceJohnson: Woman Tries to Shoot Pit Bull, Accidentally Kills Her Husband


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World SMHNews… Mississippi Police say that a woman tried to kill a puppy after he lunged at a group of children, but accidentally shot and killed her own husband. Friday, the pit bull by the name of Cocaine tried to attack the children, and the mother panicked.   But the son of the […]

“The Human Tree” Seeks Help from American Doctors for His Condition


An Indonesian man cut his knee as a teenager and inexplicably grew a series of warts all across his body.  Years later, his wife has abandoned him, and he can’t even do simple things like pick up a fork.  He has been asking American doctors to help him cure his condition, which is unlike anything […]

Woman Forms Addiction to Chewing Lavender Dryer Sheets


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Charmissa Edmun, a 35-year-old financial counselor for a Texas university and single mother of three, has formed the deadly addiction of chewing on lavender dryer sheets. She says her habit came from growing up around her mother chewing tissue. Her choice of scent — or better stated, flavor — comes […]

President Obama Seeking a Debt Solution Turns to the American Public for Help


WASHINGTON  — Racing the debt clock, Congress is working on dual tracks while President Barack Obama appeals to the public in hopes of influencing a deal that talks have failed to produce so far. “We have to ask everyone to play their part because we are all part of the same country,” Obama said Saturday, […]

Former Cop Allegedly Conspired with Son to Kill Girlfriend


By JasmineHughes A former North Chicago cop conspired with his son and another man to kill his girlfriend in a River Forest parking lot Monday night, police officials said. Devin A. Bickham, 39, his son, also named Devin Bickham, 20 and Cardell Taylor, 35, were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old […]

Doctor Says Parents of Obese Children Should Lose Custody


Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases. It has happened a few […]