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December 30, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Five Questions (Black) People Are Asking about the Michael Jordan Engagement

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December 29, 2011

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong about Black People and Soul Food

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Yvette Carnell explains why Stanley Crouch’s approach to the soul food issue is sad and just a wee bit igorant.

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Could FAMU End Up Losing It’s Accreditation?

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famu4 FAMU in Danger of Losing Its Accreditation?

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December 28, 2011

Mrs. Botswana Hears Back after Speaking Out Against Discrimination at the Mrs. World Pageant

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 Dr. Boyce:  Mrs. World Pageant Responds to Allegations of Racial Discrimination

 Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses gets a response after she accused the Mrs. World Pageant of discriminating against black women. 
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December 27, 2011

Yvette Carnell: The Blackest TV Ads of 2011

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Yvette Carnell lays out the race to the bottom as she counts down the blackest television ads of 2011. 

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December 26, 2011

President Obama’s Approval Rating Shoots Up in Latest Poll

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Michelle Obama

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To All Black Leaders: Why You Need a Leadership Coach

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If you are a black leader on any level, you probably need a leadership coach. 
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Dr. Julianne Malveaux Applauds President Obama for His Recent Victory

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Dr. Julianne Malveaux is giving President Obama credit for a job well done. 

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December 25, 2011

Natural Hair Becoming Very Popular Among African American Women

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Chime Edwards and other natural hair experts are leading the charge for the increasing number of black women going natural. 
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December 24, 2011

Unbelievable Buffoonery During the Air Jordan Release: We need to do better

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December 23, 2011

Fox News Calls Pres. Obama “a Skinny Ghetto Crackhead”

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Brent Bozell of Fox News felt the need to compare Pres. Obama to a “Skinny Ghetto Crackhead.”  Wow. 

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Dr. Boyce: What I’d Like to Get Black People for Christmas

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December 22, 2011

Matt Damon: “A President with some balls would have been better”

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Matt Damon seems to think that President Obama has no balls. 

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Dr. Boyce – New Study Shows that Black Men Don’t Benefit from Mentorship in the Same Way as Whites

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A new study says that black men don’t benefit from having mentors in the same way that whites do.


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Mitt Romney Says He Would Deport Pres. Obama’s Uncle

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FAMU student who was killed Had Major Bleeding in Back and Shoulder

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Robert Champion, the FAMU student who was killed in a homicide, was in terrible shape after the beating that killed him. 

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December 20, 2011

Dr. Boyce: How the Obama Presidency Has Transformed Black Political Thinking

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Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Newt Gingrich is Horrible Political Calculus

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yvette carnell speaks on the endorsement of newt gingrich by JC watts

Yvette Carnell from Your Black World does an interesting breakdown of the political shenanigans of Black Republican JC Watts. 
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Dr. Boyce: President of Republican Group Says “Black President Snorts Crack” on Twitter

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Cassie Wright, head of the College Republicans at The University of Texas seems to think that being black means that you snort crack. 

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Gunman Targets Managers in Rampage Shooting

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Yvette Carnell: Why Eric Holder Shouldn’t Be Playing the Race Card

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Yvette Carnell from Your Black World explains why Eric Holder shouldn’t be playing the race card.


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December 19, 2011

Eric Holder Says He and Obama Being African American Influences the Right Wing Attacks

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Eric Holder says that Republicans have a race problem with he and President Obama. 

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California Politician Calls for the Assassination of President Obama and “His Monkey Children”

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jules manson, a tea partier, calls for the assassination of obama

Jules Manson might not be a heavyweight politician, but these comments put him on the map of Facebook, the CIA, and everyone else. 
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December 16, 2011

Beautiful: The Obama Release their Family Photo

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the obama family portrait

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How to Deal with Your Child’s Teacher Without Being Confrontational

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miranda kincaid explains how you can relate to your child's teacher

Miranda Kincaid speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins about how to have a successful relationship with your child’s teacher. 
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Nida Khan: What If Newt Gingrich Were a Black Man?

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what if newt gingrich were a black man?

Nida Khan asks whether America would respond to Newt Gingrich in the same way if he were a black man….what do you think? 
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December 15, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Why All Poor Black Kids are Stupid

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Dr. Boyce Watkins takes issue with the column “If I were a Poor Black Kid” written by Gene Marks at Forbes Magazine. 

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Malcolm X’s Daughter Arrested for Failing to Repay Restitution

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Malcolm X’s daughter Malikah is in serious trouble for an incident related to the woman she robbed a few months ago.  

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December 14, 2011

FAMU Marching Band Being Accused of Fraud During Hazing Investigations

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Florida A&M’s Band is under investigation for alleged fraud.  After that student was killed during the hazing incident last week, the situation just keeps getting deeper. 

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Question: Should Black Women Walk Away from “Think Like a Man” The Movie?

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Black women, like writer Kirsten West-Savali, say that African Americans should walk away from the new Steve Harvey film, “Think Like a Man.”  What do you think?  

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December 13, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Tea Partiers, Skunks and a Mixed-Race President – Were they Over the Line in their Insults?

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the recent portrayal of President Obama as a skunk (half black, half white and stinky).  

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December 12, 2011

Does Hollywood Drive Black Men Crazy?

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Does hollywood cause black men to go crazy?

When you think about the crazy antics of Martin Lawrence, Katt Williams, Dave Chappelle and others, you have to ask:  Does Hollywood make black men go crazy?  Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell try to answer this question. 


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The Right Wing Stalkers of Sasha and Malia Obama

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Sasha and Malia Obama apparently have a slew of haters who follow their every move.


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December 11, 2011

Player Told to Cut Off His Dreadlocks or Else

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Jose Reyes must chop em off or lose his $106 million dollar contract.

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Sara Bartman: The Original Video Vixen – How We Learned to Objectify Black Women

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sara bartman is the original video vixen

You ever wonder where the concept of the video vixen comes from?  This video about Sara Bartman, the original video vixen, reminds us of the tradition of objectifying black women and their bodies.

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An Open Letter to President Obama from a Political Scientist, Not a Political Operative

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Dr. Wilmer Leon from Howard University has some interesting words for President Barack Obama.


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Basketball Team Suspended for Chanting the N-Word Before Every Game

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Tyra Batts was suspended from her basketball team for speaking out against the team’s tradition of yelling the “n-word” before every game.  Now, the entire team has been suspended. 

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Kirsten West Savali and Jesse Lee Peterson Debate Abortion, Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

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kirsten west-savali debates with Jesse Lee Peterson about Margaret Sanger

Kirsten West Savali from Your Black World debates with Jesse Lee Peterson about the legacy of Margaret Sanger and abortion. 

December 10, 2011

Staying Cheerful During the Holidays, Even If You are Unemployed

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Is Obama a True Liberal On Reproductive Rights? Also, Should Men Have Any Say in the Process Whatsoever?

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Yvette Carnell and Dr. Boyce Watkins discuss President Obama’s recent decision not to support the sale of the Plan B pill over the counter to women under the age of 17.  They also allow Yvette Carnell to respond to the recent article by Deborrah Cooper, who says that men should have no say in the reproductive process after conception. 

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