Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Florida Memorial University Has All Black Male Baccalaureate Service

MIAMI GARDENS, FL [May 12, 2011] – According to the Schott Foundation, only half of black male students graduate from high school. In an effort to reverse this crisis, Florida Memorial University (FMU) President Henry Lewis III, along with other university officials will launch the first 2011 High School Black Male Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm. The event strives to honor extraordinary Black male students who will graduate from high school. It will take place at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts on FMU’s campus.

Morehouse Men Pay Tribute to Oprah


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Monday, May 23, 2011

Supreme Court Tells California Prisons to Release Nearly 1/3 of It’s Inmates

This landmark Supreme Court Ruling can change the face of American justice.

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The Lost Jailhouse Interview with Tupac Shakur


In this video, Tupac lets it all hang out – talking about life, love, and being a black man in America.


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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Meet National Debate Champion, Dayvon Love


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Race-Baiting by NBC? White Females Claim Black Athletes Raped Them

Two white female students claim that black athletes raped them.  But the way the story is presented is racially-disturbing.

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Student Says Wake Forest Basketball Player Forced Her to Have Oral Sex

Maggie Hurt made some stunning allegations on The Today Show.

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15-Year Old Girl Gets Admitted Into Harvard

Yes, this is what our kids are supposed to be.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

PatriceJohnson: Your Environment Doesn’t Make You, You Choose to Make Yourself

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by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

Joseph “JoJo” Simmons Jr.

People always say that your environment is what inspires you to make the decisions that you make. Whether it be good or bad. Some people believe that if you are brought up in a stable home with a mother and father, for females, they are less likely to end up pregnant, more likely to go to college and less likely to end up on welfare. As for males, they are less likely to end up as dead beat dads, more likely to go to college and less likely to end up in prison.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

16 and Pregnant Star Faces Up to 74 Years in Prison


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

Josh Drummonds (left) and the mother of his son, Nikkole Paulun (right)

Just this week Josh Drummonds was arrested after his mother called the police on him for stealing five checks from her check book and writing the checks out to himself. Josh is a member of the newest 16 & Pregnant cast and the father of Nikkole Paulun’s beautiful baby boy.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Remarks at Spelman University’s Graduation


MRS. OBAMA:  Well, goodness.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Let me tell you it is a pleasure and an honor -- yes, Chicago -- (laughter and applause) -- to be with all of you today.

And I want to thank President Tatum for her leadership and for that very kind and generous introduction.  She is such an inspiration to all of the women who are part of the

Spelman family, so let’s give her our thanks and round of applause.  (Applause.)


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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Predominantly Black Memphis High School Earns a Visit From President Obama

President Obama is rewarding a Memphis high school that has really turned itself around.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Group Calls for Prosecutor to Drop Charges Against Homeless Mom

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Yes, Our Kids Need Year-Round Education

Should our kids go to school year round?  This guy thinks it’s mandatory in order for the US to be able to compete.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders: Thank You For All You’ve Done


Five Things College Students Do to Ruin their Lives

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University, 

As a college professor for the past 16 years, I’ve noticed two things about college: It can be a place to make your dreams come true, and it can also be a breeding ground for your worst nightmares. So, I thought I would compile a list of things that I’ve seen college students do to ruin their lives over the years. Hopefully, you and your child can learn from what I am about to share.

1) Sex, drugs, alcohol and gambling
College is a great place to pick up a lot of really bad habits. The worst part is that people tell you that these things are ok. It’s not that all of these are bad things to do, but at the very least, they should be done in moderation. It doesn’t matter if you are in college: If you have sex with too many people, you are going to catch a disease or get pregnant. If you use drugs, you are going to become a drug addict. If you drink too much, you will become an alcoholic. Gambling can also ruin your life as much as drugs or alcohol. I have several dozen friends with really messed up lives to this day, all of whom started their downward spiral on a college campus. You should not think that because you are in college, you are immune to these problems. If something doesn’t feel right, then you shouldn’t do it. Be mature enough to make smart decisions.

2) Falling for the credit card scams and ruining your credit
There are no serious credit card scams in college, only the little people who stand out in front of the bookstore trying to get you to take their "free money". Credit cards are very tempting when you are in school, especially since you are broke. If you decide to take one, make sure that you are very careful with how much you buy with the card, and that you have a careful plan to pay it all back. Putting yourself in over your head can easily destroy your credit. That is not a good cycle to get into. Not taking care of your student loan obligations can ruin your credit as well. You should manage your debt as best you can, because if you don’t, it can take decades to fix the problems that are created.

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Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Arrested for Hazing

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World – Scholarship in Action 

The Bakersfield Police Department has confirmed that four men were arrested in a hazing incident involving students at California State University.  As of Saturday, police were investigating an alleged felonious assault involving members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

The report was initiated after a 25-year old man was admitted to the hospital as a result of the incident.  The investigation found that between March 28 and April 25, four students were assaulted on multiple occasions.  The assaults included beatings and being shot at close range with a BB gun.

The members of the fraternity involved in the alleged incident are not officially sanctioned by the university.  They do, however, recruit students from the CSUB campus through a club they’ve established.

Monday, May 2, 2011

NFL Star Was Found to Have Had Serious Brain Injury When He Killed Himself


BOSTON — The suicide of the former Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson became more alarming Monday morning, when Boston University researchers announced that Duerson’s brain had developed the same trauma-induced disease recently found in more than 20 deceased players.

Dreams of Radical Democracy: Obama and the Crisis of Race in America


by Professor Peniel Joseph, Tufts University 

On Wednesday, April 27, 2011 the world witnessed a spectacle at once historic and humiliating: a sitting American president forced to preside over a press conference where he reasserted his citizenship. President Barack Obama’s release of his “long-form” birth certificate in the wake of withering criticism from conspiracy theorists, Tea Party activists, and Donald Trump cast a strobe light on the nation’s persistent and tortured racial history.

President Obama: Show Me Your Passbook



by Dr. Julianne Malveaux 

I am glad that President Barack Obama has a sense of humor about the birthers. I don't, and I am disgusted that Donald Trump, lacking in both sense and scruples, was able to push the President to releasing his "long form" birth certificate. Now that the birth certificate has been released, perhaps, we can get back to some of the business of government, except for the fact that those who want to embrace their racism and believe that President Obama was not born here, did not star at Harvard (despite his position on the competitive Law Review), did not "deserve" his election (which did not depend on hanging chads"), will continue to promulgate their nonsense.