Saturday, July 30, 2011

Racist Reporter Turns Law-Abiding Four Year Old Into a Thug

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

After a recent drive-by shooting involving two teens in Chicago, a CBS affiliate (WBBM) decided to engage in some good old fashioned racist black male stereotyping.  The station interviewed a four year-old boy to ask him what he thought about the violence in the neighborhood, and ended up completely misrepresenting the child in the process.



Harry Belafonte Says Black Hollywood Actors Get Misportrayed Because They Are Chasing the Big Bucks


Since Being Released from Prison, the Rapper Shyne Is Celibate and Using No Profanity

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Music artist and ex-convict Shyne is apparently done sowing his wild oats. Perhaps it is better stated that when he tried to sow his wild oats, his crop failed horribly, so he decided to give it up. HipHopWiredreports, “After serving nearly 10 years in prison, the rapper was released in 2009, signed a new deal with Def Jam that didn’t start off so well, and was deported to Belize. Nowadays, Shyne who once made a living rhyming about sex, drugs and murder has decided to leave those lyrics in the past.” Providing further insight, TheJC.comreports:

Friday, July 29, 2011

Black Student is Internationally-Recognized Chinese Opera Star


Men May Soon Be Taking Birth Control Pills Too


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 say, might finally help men and women to take on life’s responsibilities together in about 10 years.

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Yes, there is a Fifth Accuser in the Case Against Bishop Eddie Long


There has been yet another man added to the list of accusers of Bishop Eddie Long.  Centino Kemp has never filed a lawsuit, but it is being reported that he also had an inappropriate relationship with the pastor at one point in his life.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

50 Cent Has Nasty Words for Bill O’Reilly

In response to an on-air conversation held by Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingram regarding rapper 50 cent and also the controversial events that took place in the past two years of the Chris Brown’s career.  The New York rapper took to Twitter to defend Chris Brown against Fox News’ attacks.  Right before the segment concluded, Bill declared that he would ‘love to have 50 Cent and Chris Brown on his show,’ which prompted 50 Cent’s response via Twitter: READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY →

Jay-Z and Kanye West Begin Their Power Tour

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Jay-Z and Kanye West are collaborating their great lyrical minds in a music venture that is to sweep the nation.  Entertainment Tonightreports that the two “have launched a new group, the Throne, and the duo will hit the road in a nationwide tour beginning in September.”


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prisons: America’s New System of Slavery

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 from speaking out and forced to work for little to no wages. This marginalization renders them practically invisible, as they are kept hidden from society with no available recourse to improve their circumstances or change their plight.


13-Year Old Boy Shot 8 Times by Police

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 Chicago Police report.

According to NBC Chicago, “Chicago Police say a 13-year-old boy was pointing a weapon at officers when they were forced to shoot him….but the teen’s family said Jimmell Cannon wasn’t holding a gun and that his hands were up in the air when shots were fired.” Cannon’s family says that they were at a birthday party for a cousin when the shooting took place. NBC Chicago reports in more detail:


Monday, July 25, 2011

Rapper Vigalantee Makes Hot New Song about Police Brutality


The rapper Vigalantee (aka Roger Suggs) is tired of seeing police brutality devastating his community.  He is the founder of the “No Jangle Movement,” which advocates for enlightenment among African Americans, especially black men.   He has pushed thousands in the Kansas City, KS area to understand the role of black men and women to educate themselves, become politically empowered and to live with self-respect.



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Add the Caddie to the List of People Seeking to Destroy Mr. Woods

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side for 12 years, Williams was fired recently, and doesn’t appear to be happy about it.  As a result, Williams is already letting the drama fly like a golf ball into a breezy summer day.

Williams has mentioned that one of the chapters of his book will be all about Woods and their relationship.  Of course, this is the chapter that got him the book deal, and the one that everyone is to see.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CrazyPeopleNews: Man Threatens To Kill Obama And His Family…

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RealNews: Bow Wow Writes Tear Jerking Letter To His Fans…

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SportsNews: Woman Threatens To Sue Over Michael Jordan’s Love Letter To Her…

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GoodGuyNews: Jay-Z Opens Restaurant For Charity…

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World


Jay-Z is scheduled to open a restaurant in London to grant young people with jobs and some of the profits will go to charity. His business partner in this venture will be England soccer player, Ashley Cole.

"It'll be the hottest place in town," says Jay-Z.

Jobs will be given to students of less fortunate backgrounds.

Good Job Jay! This is an amazing idea.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Death of the Auto-Coon: Intelligent Black People are Dangerous

Dangerous Negro, a company founded by black male graduates of some of the nation’s leading business schools (Harvard for one), stands against the notion that black men and black women are meant to be ignorant, club-hoppin, bottle-poppin, gun-tottin, shucking and jiving buffoons.  Our greatest destiny is not to relegate ourselves for the entertainment of others, but to instead seek a purpose that is worthy of the greatness and beauty of being black.

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