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


A new survey at 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 […]

Study: Doctors Denying Specialty Care for Low-Income Children


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The University of Pennsylvania conducted a study with callers posing as mothers seeking to obtain pediatric specialty care for their children.  It was found that two-thirds of all children on public insurance were refused by doctors, while only 11 percent of children with private insurance were refused. The […]

Mother Gets Into Shootout with Police Over Daughter’s Medication


Your Black World reports. Maryanne Godboldo is having problems with the state of Michigan.  The mother entered into an armed standoff with Detroit Police after fighting the state’s efforts to put her child on psychiatric medication.  Authorities had come to the house to take her daughter into custody, and Godboldo refused.  She was arrested when […]