Archive

Archive for the ‘black bloggers’ Category

Beyond Scared Straight Uses The Threat of Rape to Get Kids to Not Go to Prison: Too Much?

August 17, 2011 7 comments

lynnel Hampton-Bott, Your Black World

Read more…

Advertisements

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.

Read more…

Miami Police Dept. Has Killed Seven Black Men in Eight Months?

August 2, 2011 6 comments

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Some people in Miami are outraged over the treatment of black men by the Miami Police Department. According to reports, a victim by the name of Travis McNeil made for the 7th black male victim fatally shot by the Miami PD in just 8 months. The shooting of this 28-year-old was the last straw. The New York Times reports:

Read more…

State AG Wants to Take Fisk University’s $74M Art Collection

September 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Prof. Ronald Walters Dies at 72 Years Old

September 12, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

I woke up today to find that the sun would shine a little bit less brightly than it did the day before. The first email I read was one telling me that Ronald Walters, a noted black Political Scientist at The University of Maryland, had died. He was 72 years old.

Dr. Walters was the director of the African American Leadership Institute. He was also the Campaign Manager for the presidential run of Rev. Jesse Jackson in 1984. I knew Ron as a mentor and friend. He was also on the faculty here at Syracuse University at one point in his career, long before my own. He was one of the most respectable and accomplished black scholars I’ve ever met, and he was appreciated by nearly everyone. His advice on leadership, activism and black empowerment was second to none.

I reached out to a few friends to get their takes on Professor Walters and many of them were very happy to reply. They were saddened to see the end of Ron’s life and career, but most of them understood the urgency of continuing his meaningful work. I haven’t been able to catch up with Rev. Jesse Jackson yet, but I’ll be on his show Sunday morning. Ron and I have been on Rev. Jackson’s show together in the past, and few people were impacted more by Dr. Walters than Rev. Jackson himself.

 

Click to read.

Venus, Serena and Tiger Don’t Have Successors: What’s Going On with Black Athletes?

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University 

Most of us can appreciate, on one level or another, the tremendous achievements of Tiger Woods, Venus Williams and her little sister, Serena. They have all been, in one way or another, a tremendous source of pride for the African American community. Much of the reason we are so proud of them is because they’ve dominated like no other in sports that are not typically played by "us." I am personally more impressed with the Williams sisters than with Tiger, in large part because they’ve made it into a family affair, and seem to more directly embrace the idea of making their success into a "black thing." Tiger, on the other hand, seems to want to make his success into a "Caublinasian thing." I admittedly can’t get with that.

 

Click to read.

The Latest in Black News – 9/9/10

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Post Image

Denzel Washington, Halle Berry Among Aretha Franklin’s A-List Cast For Biopic

Post Image

Pastor Terry Jones’ Koran Burning Cancelled

Post Image

Around the Web: If Rappers Were Colleges, Jay-Z Signs Willow Smith + More

  • What if rappers were colleges? Trying to explain your higher learning experience may be a lot … Read More
  • By Journey Ade on Sep 9th 2010 5:30PM | Comments (1)

Post Image

Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson to Honor Mary J. Blige, Others at Spelman College Fundraiser

Post Image

Marvin Sapp’s Wife, MaLinda, Dies of Colon Cancer

Post Image

Marvin Sapp: Wife Dies of Colon Cancer

  • One of Gospel music’s most beloved artists is mourning the loss of his wife. Marvin Sapp’s wife, … Read More
  • By Bridget Bland on Sep 9th 2010 4:20PM | Comments (8)

Post Image

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Suspect in Domestic Violence Case‎

Post Image

Black and Missing: Have You Seen This Person?

  • Gloria Denise Damon Case Type: Disability, Endangered Date of Birth: October 9, 1966 Missing … Read More
  • By Jeff Mays on Sep 9th 2010 4:07PM | Comments (5)

Post Image

Around the Web: Hip-Hop Undergoes a Renovation, Beyonce, Homeless Kids, & Terry Jones

  • Hip-Hop Undergoes a Renovation Tenants at the Bronx apartment building where DJ Kool Herc hosted … Read More
  • By Laura Adibe on Sep 9th 2010 4:00PM | Comments (1)

Post Image

Dwight Howard, Child’s Mother Royce Have a War of the Roses

Post Image

Gabby Sidibe Covers Elle Magazine

Post Image

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck Exploit 9/11 for Profit

  • For all those people who thought the outrageous rhetoric coming from Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin … Read More
  • By Jeff Mays on Sep 9th 2010 1:45PM | Comments (6)

Post Image

Why Pastor Terry Jones ‘Koran Burning’ is Idiotic and Dangerous

  • When Pastor Terry Jones lights his proverbial match on Saturday’s scheduled ‘Burn a Qur’an … Read More
  • By Nida Khan on Sep 9th 2010 1:30PM | Comments (6)

Post Image

15 Celebrities Who Should Insure Their Body Parts ASAP

Post Image

T.I. in Jeopardy of Losing Axe Endorsement Deal