Friday, July 29, 2011

Dr. Wilmer Leon: Debt Compromise on the Backs of African Americans is Really an Historical Trend


Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

During this debt and deficit debate President Obama has been very clear in stating, “Not only is it not fair if all this is done on the backs of middle-class families,” Obama said, “it doesn’t make sense. … That’s why people from both parties have said the best way to take on our deficit is with a balanced approach … one where wealthy Americans and corporations pay their share, too.”  It appeared as though closing tax loopholes and increased revenues coming from the “…oil company or a corporate jet owner that’s doing so well …” was not a point of compromise.

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Malcolm X’s Daughter Gets 5 Years Probation for Robbing the Elderly

Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

For previous report click here.

It is probably safe to say that Malikah Shabazz is not upholding the image of her father, Malcolm X. At the age of 46, X’s youngest daughter has been sentenced to 5 years of probation for stealing $55,000 from an elderly woman by charging on credit cards in the woman’s name.  Shabazz is required by the courts to pay off the debt in full. If she fails to do so, she could get up to 7 years behind bars.NYDailyNews.comreports:

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Are Black Rappers to Blame When a White Rapper Uses the N-Word? How Prisons are the Latest Form of Slavery Basketball Wife Tami Roman Gets into a Massive Car Accident 13-Year Old Boy Shot 8 Times by Chicago Police What Should Be the Punishment for Touching a Black Woman’s Hair without Permission? Yvette Carnell: Is Al Sharpton Owned by Corporate Ameri

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Ben Jealous, Marc Morial and Barack Obama Have a Meeting: What Does This Mean?


JasmineHughes: Summer’s Eve “Talking Vagina” Ad Offends Some Black Women

By JasmineHughes, Your Black World 

When advertisers try to ‘appeal’ to a specific audience on whom they have failed to do their research, the outcome isn’t so great. That was the case once again in a new Summer’s Eve advertisement that many are saying mixes racial stereotypes in a way that is both sexist and tasteless.


Saturday, July 2, 2011