Dr. Boyce: Why You Should (or Should Not) Go Planking


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. I found myself in what some would call “an SMH moment” (Shaking My Head) when my daughter exposed me to the growing trend of “planking”: laying out with your body still and arms to the side in some of the oddest positions imaginable.  The goal is to compete with your friends […]

College Bound Youth Murdered in Cold Blood


Terrell Fountain was an 18-year old from Queens, NY who was on his way to college.  He dreamed of being a teacher and found himself murdered by a random assailant on Friday night.  The man opened fire suddenly as Fountain and his friends were walking home from a party. All four teens were taken to […]

Black/Brown Babies Now Outnumber White


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World African Americans are dominating the world — not exactly, but we could be on our way. Throughout the history of the United States, whites have always been the dominant race in terms of population, but in recent times that has changed. According to a preliminary U.S. census, minorities comprise the […]

Ways to Keep Your Youth Occupied for the Summer


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World For the folks with children, summer can be blissful or the bane of your existence. Kids are a joy, but they can also be a pain in the butt when they have too much time on their hands with too little to do. Have no fear, however, for there are […]

Child Prodigy Speaks Six Languages, Plays Seven Instruments


Your Black World reports. Spending $1,500 a week on tutoring and lessons for a child may seem absurd to some, but for Mabou Loiseau the results are substantial.   At the tender age of five Mabou can speak six languages and play seven instruments.  She has grown up speaking English, French, and Creole, but her […]