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NCAA Athletes Start a New Season with No Labor Rights, No Compensation and No Help for Their Families

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

NCAA athletics has become the new prohibition – the illogical construct that creates a destructive underground economy because leadership is being guided by an illusion of what should be, rather than confronting the NCAA for what it really is: a professional sports league. Some of our most highly educated figures within academia are forced to convince themselves that a multi-billion dollar sports entertainment behemoth should be able to get away with not paying its primary employees.

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Are For Profit Universities Doing a Disservice to Minorities?

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By JasmineHughes

Selected for their potential to succeed or for their potential to become indebted? Many are now questioning the targeted recruiting practices of for-profit colleges.

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Perhaps the President Should Begin to Speak Openly about Minority Education

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Russlyn Ali is no stranger to the huge disparity in the educational achievement gaps among blacks and whites. In fact, most of her professional career had been tirelessly spent on improving educational opportunities for low-income and minority students.

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A Doctor Now Gives the Services She Once Receives

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Some studies show that a significant number of people remain in the social class they grow up in. That does not mean, however, that it is impossible to rise above one’s situation, and Dr. Carey McDade is a prime example.

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Five Things College Students Do to Ruin Their Lives

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Syracuse University

As a college professor for the past 16 years, I’ve noticed two things about college: It can be a place to make your dreams come true, and it can also be a breeding ground for your worst nightmares. So, I thought I would compile a list of things that I’ve seen college students do to ruin their lives over the years. Hopefully, you and your child can learn from what I am about to share.

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College Freshman Killed by Campus Police

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

An 18-year old student at the University of Cincinnati was killed this weekend after being stunned by a police taser. Everette Howard, a student in a summer program preparing him for college, died after the attack.  Friends say that Howard was trying to break up a fight in front of a dorm when campus police arrived on the scene.

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Julius Kane: The Black Press Took It’s First Stand in 1827 and Has Been Fighting Ever Since

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By Julius Kane

In 1827 a group of black businessmen were fed up with the negative depictions of African-Americans in their local newspapers, so they decided to start their own. A few months later America’s first, ‘race’ newspaper was born. At the helm were two young black men; 28 year old college graduate John Russwurm and 32 year old preacher  Samuel Cornish. Freedom’s Journal, as it was called, made certain every article and editorial had a deliberate slant that showed blacks in a positive light with dignity and class. Cornish and Russwurm knew they not only had to report the news but they had to inspire as well. Any news worthy item involving "Africans" was to be included.

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William D. Jackson: The Importance of Black Male Teachers

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Your Black World, ThyBlackMan.com 

A third-generation black male teacher writes about the importance of black men in education.

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Erin Harper: Language on The Morehouse vs. Howard Rivalry Fan Page is Getting Downright Embarrassing

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by Erin Harper, YourBlackWorld.com 

I did not graduate from Morehouse College or Howard University. Neither did Sean Combs or many of this week’s readers of the “Howard v. Morehouse: Nation’s Football Classic Trash Talk” group page on Facebook. However, while at Spelman, I DID take one psychology class at Morehouse, served on the Miss Maroon & White court, and strolled in front of Kilgore Hall to Juvenile’s “400 Degreez” album enough to earn me at least 36 credit hours in Drama and Dance. Thus, I attended Morehouse College and I have granted myself with the right and the privilege to defend the institution whenever there is a need.

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Ayvaunn Penn Presents: What if You Were Beat by Your Husband on Your Wedding Night?

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Ayvaunn Penn from Your Black Poets presents “The Power of Silence” by E. D. Arrington out of Wilson, North Carolina. 

CuteCoupleNews: Is Kris “Mr. Kim Kardashian” Humphries Cheating On Kim?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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IndependentWomenNews: Rihanna, Proposal, Boobies…

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RealityTVNews: Boy Killed In Car Accident Involving Lamar Odom…

 

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RealityTVNews: Jersey Shore Season 4 Official Trailer…

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IndepenentWomenNews: Beyoncé Talks About Her Insecurities…

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EyeCandyOfTheDay: Willy ‘Mr. Nicki Minaj’ Monfret Takes On KRAVE Magazine…

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AreYouSeriousNews: Man Denied At Blood Bank Because He Seemed Really Gay…

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HipHopNews: Frank Ocean & Jay-Z Hit Up The Studio Together…

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HipHopNews: Bruno Mars Talks Fame, Drugs & Future…

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SMHNews: Woman Tries To Kill Pit Bull But Accidentally Shoots & Kills Husband…

Mississippi woman shoots and kills husband instead of killing dog named cocaine

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HipHopNews: Lil’ Kim Taken Off Monica’s New Track By Biggie’s Mama…

Monica Addresses Decision To Remove Lil Kim From Her New Single

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CuteCoupleNews: Dirk Nowitzki & Fiancé Hit The Red Carpet…

 

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SexNews: New Sex Study Shows That Men Prefer Cuddling While Women Prefer Sexual Satisfaction…

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SMHNews: Disabled Army Veteran Falls From Rollercoaster To His Death…

Disabled Army Veteran Falls From Roller Coaster

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HipHopNews: Rihanna Show Cancelled After Stage Catches Fire!

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Beware of Media and Politicians Seeking to Control Your Mind

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Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action 

I saw a headline today involving Pastor Jeremiah Wright.  The headline stated the following: "Jeremiah Wright’s Church Denomination Banishes ‘God the Father’ for Gay Inclusion.”  The headline was interesting in that it almost seemed to imply that Jeremiah Wright had made the decision himself.

What was most peculiar about this article is that it was dead wrong.  First, Pastor Wright has not been the head of The Trinity United Church of Christ for at least two years.  Therefore, he doesn’t make the church’s decisions.  Secondly, the United Church of Christ is a national body, meaning that even Trinity itself cannot make such a decision.  So, the goal of getting Pastor Wright’s name into a juicy headline played a dominant role in how this article was written.

 

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HipHopNews: Big Sean “So Much More” [official video]

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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AreTheyDatingNews: Exclusive!!!! Lauren London & Trey Songz Break Off Their Year Long “Secret” Relationship…

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IndependentWomensNews: Rihanna Talks About Chris Brown, Dating, Love & Relationships…

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Dr. Boyce, Marc Lamont Hill, Steve Perry, Michael Eric Dyson Sign on for New Film, “Hoodwinked”

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Ayvaunn Penn Performs “Going Home”–Living Your Best Life While You’re Here

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LightsCameraActionNews: Andre 3000 Imitating Jimi Hendrix?

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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MaryJaneNews: Michael Beasley Of The Minnesota Timberwolves Popped For Possession Of Marijuana…

Michael Beasley Marijuana Minnesota Timberwolves

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IndependentWomensNews: Jada Pinkett-Smith Says “No!” To More Children…

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IndependentWomensNews: Jada Pinkett-Smith Says “No!” To More Children…

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HipHopNews: Nicki Minaj New Music “We Miss You” [video]

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EyeCandyOfTheDay: Laz Alonso Says He Is Ready To Jump The Broom!!! [video]

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CattyWomensNews: The Real Lloyd Or The Fake Miguel; Lloyd Fires Back About “Suspect” Hair Cut… [video]

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CrazyPeopleNews: Man Threatens To Kill Obama And His Family…

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RealNews: Bow Wow Writes Tear Jerking Letter To His Fans…

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SportsNews: Woman Threatens To Sue Over Michael Jordan’s Love Letter To Her…

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CattyWomensNews: The Real Lloyd Or The Fake Miguel?

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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After Lloyd made an appearance on MTV News people were curious as to whether he was trying to be like Mr. Miguel with this “suspect” hair cut. Miguel even thought the same, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts by saying, ‘Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery. Shout To Lloyd’…

What do you guys think? Is he a copy cat or not?

FashionistaNews: Lindsay ‘I Want Some Crack’ Lohan On The Cover Of Italian Vanity Fair…

Lindsay Lohan Covers Italian Vanity Fair 2011

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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Lindsay Lohan actually looks pretty nice, better than I thought she would being that she has let drugs and alcohol take over her body.

She looks like she sat the bottle of booze down for a second so that she could show out in the Italian Vanity Fair.

What do y’all think? Wack, Cute, Sexy or Odd?

Lindsay Lohan Covers Italian Vanity Fair 2011

SMHNews:La Toya “Attention Seeking-Skeleton Head” Jackson Claims She Was A Prostitute Long Ago!

La Toya Jackson Husband Jack Gordon

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GoodGuyNews: Jay-Z Opens Restaurant For Charity…

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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Jay-Z is scheduled to open a restaurant in London to grant young people with jobs and some of the profits will go to charity. His business partner in this venture will be England soccer player, Ashley Cole.

"It’ll be the hottest place in town," says Jay-Z.

Jobs will be given to students of less fortunate backgrounds.

Good Job Jay! This is an amazing idea.

HipHopNews: Eminem Breaks Digital Sales Record With “Recovery” Album…

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Dr. Boyce and Dr. Wilmer Leon: Was Tom Joyner Right to Attack the Sexuality of Tavis and Cornel?

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HipHopNews: Man Says He Knows Who Killed Biggie…

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

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HipHopNews: Miguel Falls Off Stage… [video]

by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

While performing his hit song, Sure Thing out in Houston, Miguel fell off stage. It wasn’t an ugly fall but still embarrassing and funny.

BreakingNews: Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty…

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