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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
by Lynnel Hampton-Bott, Your Black World
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
by Amir Shaw
Eminem must be the best rapper alive, correct? According toRolling Stone, the Detroit native stands as the undisputed “King of Hip-Hop.” The publication assembled a list of the top 20 rappers in hip-hop since 2009 and ranked them by compiling album sales, YouTube views, social media scores, album reviews, awards and concert tours.
Eminem came out on top because he sold the most records, had an enormous amount of YouTube hits, and more fans liked him on Facebook and followed him on Twitter.
Although Eminem is a respected lyricist, Rolling Stone’s list of top 20 hip-hop stars is flawed to the point where it’s almost a parody. The publication’s biggest mistake was that it allowed the “fan factor” to have more weight than artists who received great album reviews and won legitimate awards.
Monday, August 15, 2011
by Kirsten West-Savali, Your Black World
Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West continue to draw fire from critics for their Poverty Tour, which many consider a personal attack against President Barack Obama and his loud silence on poverty in the United States.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
by Shani K. Collins, Your Black World
After years of pursuing a career in acting, Tyrese Gibson has returned to the music scene and is preparing to release his new album “Open Invitation” later this fall. Gibson, who recently shot the “I Got a Chick” video which features R.Kelly and Tyga, has come under a barrage of criticism from Black women who are not very visible in the video. The majority of the women in the video are not Black, and of those who are, they arevery light in complexion.
Michael Blake, formerly the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, has resigned.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Kirsten West Savali Interviews Shareef Nasir–Director of “Lost-Found: The African-American’s Journey to Al-Islam”
L-R: Wallace D. Muhammad- youngest son of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and controversial Human Rights Activist- Malcolm X
Shareef Nasir, CEO of Mizan Studios, is still slightly surprised when he gets positive feedback about his groundbreaking documentary, Lost Found: An African-American’s Journey to Al-Islam. “You never know when you put something out there how the world is going to respond to it,” the Bay Area film-maker and historian says, “so I’ve been truly grateful for the overwhelming support.”
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Dr. Boyce: It seems that Steve has a lot to say about Tavis Smiley and Cornel West.
Damon Dash has been getting quite familiar with the IRS these past couple years. Once again, the former Roc-A-Fella business man seems to be in a bit of trouble and reportedly owes the US government $3 million in back-taxes.
Found guilty of the violent murders of 11 women, a Cleveland, Ohio man apologizes to his victims’ families on Monday, using his alleged troubled past to gain sympathy from the jury.
Serial killer, Anthony Sowell, 51, began methodically luring women with alcohol and drugs to his Cleveland residence in 2007. According to the Associated Press, many of the victims had been missing for weeks or months. They were put in garbage bags and plastic sheets, then dumped in various parts of the house and backyard.
NCAA Athletes Start a New Season with No Labor Rights, No Compensation and No Help for Their Families
NCAA athletics has become the new prohibition – the illogical construct that creates a destructive underground economy because leadership is being guided by an illusion of what should be, rather than confronting the NCAA for what it really is: a professional sports league. Some of our most highly educated figures within academia are forced to convince themselves that a multi-billion dollar sports entertainment behemoth should be able to get away with not paying its primary employees.
Anderson Cooper, host of CNN’s Anderson 360, isn’t enthused about Chris Brown’s new self-help movie deal on romantic relationships. Cooper sarcastically says he cannot think of a reason why Brown, currently on probation for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna, should not play the role, since “he just oozes romance.”
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
On Monday five "Sur-13″ gang members were sentenced to federal prison on charges of carjacking and firearms possession, announced the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The defendants, also known as Sureños-13, began their reign of terror on Dec. 12, 2008 committing crimes across the greater Atlanta area Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, armed with AK-47s and assorted weapons. Their spree came to an abrupt end following a police chase and subsequent wreck that left one juvenile member dead.
As we prepare for the unveiling of the Washington memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important that we take a second to contextualize this extraordinary event. Dr. King deserves to be celebrated next to other great heroes of American history, and it is a proud testament to the growth and maturity of our nation that Dr. King has been honored in this way.
Monday, August 8, 2011
by George James, Your Black World
We expect a lot from athletes, from little leagues to professionals. We expect athletes to perform at high levels, entertaining us with their physical ability and amazing us with their talent. Unfortunately, we don’t expect athletes to be just like us, human. We put athletes on a pedestal making them celebrities and above the normal rules of life. This process starts at an early age. It could be at a pee wee football or soccer game. Our projections, that athletes are special, unique and gifted starts when they are young and continues as they develop their abilities and get older.
An 18-year old student at the University of Cincinnati was killed this weekend after being stunned by a police taser. Everette Howard, a student in a summer program preparing him for college, died after the attack. Friends say that Howard was trying to break up a fight in front of a dorm when campus police arrived on the scene.
Your Black World reports.
A pastor is being held this week without bond in the Clayton County jail on accusations that he molested and solicited sodomy from a child. Samuel Walsham Chapman, a 58-year old man out of Decatur, GA, was arrested last week and charged with molestation, solicitation of sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
By Julius Kane
In 1827 a group of black businessmen were fed up with the negative depictions of African-Americans in their local newspapers, so they decided to start their own. A few months later America's first, 'race' newspaper was born. At the helm were two young black men; 28 year old college graduate John Russwurm and 32 year old preacher Samuel Cornish. Freedom's Journal, as it was called, made certain every article and editorial had a deliberate slant that showed blacks in a positive light with dignity and class. Cornish and Russwurm knew they not only had to report the news but they had to inspire as well. Any news worthy item involving "Africans" was to be included.