Archive for the ‘African American News’ Category

Glenda Westerfield: So, CNN Thinks that the Face of Welfare is Black?

August 13, 2011 30 comments

glenda westerfield, cnn, welfare, african americans, black politics

by Glenda Westerfield, JD

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New Jeans Help Brothers “Sag” a Little More Efficiently

August 4, 2011 7 comments

Your Black World reports.

Be prepared to witness the “genius” of urban marketing.  New Sagz jeans are built for those men who just don’t want to take the time to pull up their pants, but also want the mobility they would have if they actually did.   The jeans come with built-in boxer shorts that clamp to the waste as tightly as a belt, but still give the world a chance to see your underwear.

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Dems Demand GOP Condemn “Most Racist, Sexist Ad Ever”

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Your Black World Staff

It’s election season, so you know what that means: More racist (and in this case, sexist) ads from the Republican Party! Read more…

Anthony Graves: Another Black Man Almost Executed For A Crime He Didn’t Commit..Where Does It End?

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Elliot Millner, J.D.

Some of you may already be familiar with the story of Anthony Graves, a Black man who spent 18 years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit. While the present prosecutor admits that there wasn’t any evidence linking Graves to the crime he was incarcerated for, that didn’t stop him from being sentenced to death. Just another example (if you still need one) of how easily an innocent person can be wrongly convicted, particularly if that person is poor and Black. Read more…

GOP Budget Plan: Cut Programs for Low-Income Women and Children

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Elliot Millner

In news that should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the standard positions of Republican lawmakers, the GOP-controlled House plans to propose large cuts to programs aimed at assisting low-income women and children. This while the House Appropriations Committee plans to pass a measure that will increase the Pentagon’s operating budget (while slightly cutting costs for overseas military operations). Read more…

Republicans Decide to Attack Obama at Debate, Save Each Other for Later

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Elliot Millner

In the first of what will be many debates, the seven Republican candidates present generally avoided taking swipes at each other (and particularly supposed front-runner Mitt Romney), and focused the majority of their energy attacking the polices of President Obama. Read more…

Gucci Lawsuit: Boss Made Jokes About Blacks Being 3/5 of Human Beings

June 14, 2011 2 comments

Elliot Millner

Details relating to the lawsuit filed by a former Gucci attorney alleging racial discrimination continue to emerge. Although the suit initially garnered attention because the company allegedly attempted to swindle more money out of singer Rihanna, now even more disturbing allegations have been revealed. Read more…