Black Institution Charged with Discriminating Against Black Employees


By JasmineHughes With a black man, Merritt J. Hasbrouck, as the leader of the 52-year-old institution, Jackson Park Hospital on South Stony Island is not a place expected to have a job discrimination issue. The vast majority of the hospital’s 560 employees are black, and nearly all of the patients in the 336-bed facility are black, […]

Dr. Boyce: Why Black People Have Little Right or Reason to Celebrate Independence Day


When I think about the fourth of July, my mind is motionless.  I don’t get happy, sad, angry or thoughtful.  As a 40-year old man, I can’t even get excited about the fireworks anymore.  The holiday means as much to me as the birthday of my biological father who abandoned me at birth.  In fact, […]

Seven Reasons Why Women Cheat


You’ve probably heard that men cheat for physical reasons, women for emotional reasons. Sure, there’s some truth to that, but when we asked real women around the country to share why they strayed from their boyfriends, we learned they had a whole host of explanations — from bad kissing to sheer revenge. Read on for […]

25% of African Americans Have Lost Home in Last Three Years


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. Most African Americans are aware that the black community has been hit by the recent economic downturn in ways that dramatically surpass the impact of those in other communities.  In a recent Your Black World Survey, we sought out to assess the extent of the damage being done […]

Dr. Boyce: So, Herman Cain Doesn’t Want to be an African American


Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has announced that he doesn’t appreciate the idea of being labeled an “African American.” During an interview with Bloomberg, Cain said that he prefers to be called an “American,” stating that the word “African” on the front of his racial identity limits him and inaccurately describes who he is. “I […]

Report: Black People Pay More for Auto Insurance


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Black people on average pay more for auto insurance than whites and Asians – not funny. These are the findings of a study conducted by 4Auto What does make this funny, however, is that they say it is not because we are black. Believe it or not, this can add up in […]

Reports: Minorities More Likely to Use Social Media to Support Causes


Nyshia Taylor, YourBlackWorld According to a recent study at Northwestern University African American college students spend more time on Twitter than their collegiate counterparts. The study also claims that African Americans spend the majority of their time on Twitter and other social media outlets researching entertainment news instead of more serious issues such as politics and […]

Dr. Boyce: Eddie Long Case May End Up Going to Trial….Good


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, After moving along quite speedily, it appears that Bishop Eddie Long may end up going to trial after all.  Reports are coming out of Atlanta from Channel 2 News that the judge in the case, Johnny Panos, has stated that he is going to prepare to have a trial in […]