Newark Residents Hold a Rally for Jobs and Justice

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Newark,N.J.-On Thursday July 21st Newark activists and residents held a small but hard-hitting rally in front of the Prudential Center Arena, demanding new jobs and justice for citizens.  It was co-organized by the office of Southward Councilman Ras Baraka, People’s Organization for Progress (POP), District 1199J,the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, and several other civic groups.  The […]

Reggie Bush Takes Off for the Miami Dolphins

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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 […]

Black Teen Is Internationally-Recognized Chinese Opera Star

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Yes, you read correctly. A 15-year-old African-American boy from Oakland, California, has been recognized for his talent of singing Chinese opera not only in the United States but also in China. According to the Associated Press, it is not merely Tyler Thompson’s ability to sing but his specific “ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin […]

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

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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 […]

Woman Gets 18 Years in Prison for Stealing $94 Dollars

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World The economy is making people do all kinds of crazy things.  But even in a declining economy, there are still consequences for poor choices — even if your home has been foreclosed on and your bank account is darn near empty. The Grio reports that “Connie Murray Dumas, 40, will be […]

A Birth Control Pill for Men is Under Development

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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

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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

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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

A “Dead” Man Wakes Up in the Morgue

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Just imagine that you are an attendant in a morgue. A family has a loved one brought in that they are certain has just died. You and your team lay the body on ice for burial preparation. Everyone goes about their day working, when about 24 hours later the “dead” man opens […]

Are Black People Bad Tippers?

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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 […]

How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery

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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

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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 »  

The Mo’Nique Show Reportedly Canceled by BET

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Your Black World reports. It is being reported that the highly-rated BET Show, “The Mo’nique Show” has been canceled by the network. Rodney Perry, the sidekick on the show, wouldn’t say much, only stating that  “I was told indefinite hiatus.” Continue reading →          

13-Year Old Boy Shot 8 Times by Chicago Police

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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 […]

Yvette Carnell: Is Al Sharpton Owned by Corporate America?

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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 […]

Drug Addicted Moms Can Now Regain Custody of their Children

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For many who have gotten involved in drugs and had their children taken away from them by the state, it may seem like ever regaining custody of them is hopeless. A law in Illinois, however, is allowing former drug-addict parents that turn their lives around to once again have custody […]

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

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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 […]

Black Man Suing Burger King Because Employee Spit on His Food

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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 […]

Morgan Freeman Livid that Republicans Copied His Voice for Attack Ad

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Your Black World reports. The actor Morgan Freeman is livid that conservatives used a voice that sounded like his to campaign against a Democratic opponent.  Freeman went out of his way to make it clear that he didn’t authorize the use of his voice or a likeness of it for the video.   The ad is […]

Suspect Throws Baby at Police Officer, Who Catches the Child

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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. […]

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 […]