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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:

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Unemployment Benefits Disappearing, No Jobs On the Horizon: What Exactly Are People To Do?

June 9, 2011 3 comments

Elliot Millner

The news just keeps getting worse for those who are unemployed or underemployed. According to a recent report, despite the fact that the jobless rate in the U.S. continues to rise, many of those newly unemployed people will likely be limited to 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits, at best. This is because the deadline to file for extended federal unemployment benefits expires in December 2011, meaning that if a person hasn’t filed for benefits by approximately July 1, federal benefits won’t be an option.

Add this news to the recent report that the numbers of those chronically unemployed(unemployed from six months to a year or longer) is on the rise and it begs the question: What exactly are these people supposed to do? With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, and looking to cut spending, the likelihood of any unemployment benefits extensions are slim to none. Read more…

Oprah Honored by Morehouse Scholars

May 25, 2011 1 comment


Nyshia Taylor,

The second part of Oprah’s  “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” event was filled with high-profile singers, actors, and journalist, but surprisingly they were not the stars of yesterdays show. There is no doubt that the spotlight moment of the show was when Oprah was honored by a group of scholars from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Study Shows College Majors are Segregated by Race

May 24, 2011 2 comments

Nyshia Taylor,

According to a new study by Georgetown University in Washington D.C. college graduates will make 84 percent more in their lifetime than those with only high school diplomas.  The study also shows different majors  can lead to significantly different median wages, and that majors are highly segregated by race and gender.

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Wheelchair-Bound Man Gets in Scuffle with D.C. Police Officers

May 23, 2011 1 comment

Nyshia Taylor,

Washington D.C. officials are investigating a situation that involves two D.C. police officers in what appears to be them tackling a wheelchair bound man onto the pavement, which resulted in him busting his head.

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513 Migrant workers Packed into two US Bound Semis

May 19, 2011 1 comment


Mexican Migrant Workers In Truck (X-ray)

by Nyshia Taylor,

An X-Ray machine in Chiapas, Mexico busted two trucks en route from Guatemala to the United States carrying a total of 513 migrant workers.

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5-Year-old Prodigy speaks 6 languages, Plays 7 instruments

May 19, 2011 2 comments

Five-year-old Mabou Loiseau plays piano in her home in Queens.

Your Black World reports. 

Spending $1,500 a week on tutoring and lessons for a child may seem absurd to some, but for Mabou Loiseau the results are substantial. 

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