Monday, May 9, 2011

Jumping the Broom Does Very Well at the Box Office


Perhaps TD Jakes knows how to make a good movie after all.  But with Bob Johnson?

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Huffington Post: Black Unemployment and the Great Black Disconnect for Obama

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Professor, Syracuse University

Posted: 05/ 8/11 03:51 PM ET


President Obama has a problem, a very serious one. The president's problem is what I would call "The Great Black Disconnect." This divide is the place where black America's love and appreciation for the Obamas disconnects from the intense economic suffering of the African American community. Like a festering and infected wound that remains untreated, President Obama's support within the black community is threatened by the fact that the people who love him most are suffering unlike anything our nation has seen over the last 50 years.

This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its unemployment numbers for the month of April. The figures were consistent with the jobless recovery that has taken good care of Wall Street, but created homelessness on Main Street. The national unemployment rate grew from 8.8 percent to 9 percent, which will surely perpetuate President Obama's somber ratings on economic performance.


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jumping the Broom is Fourth So Far at the Box Office

Jumping the Broom is fourth so far….click to read.

Dr. Boyce: Oprah Fires her CEO, So What’s Next?

Oprah Winfrey has fired the CEO of her network.  Is this a sign of desperation? 

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Survey: Black Women More Likely to be Single Than Any Other Group



A new census bureau survey said that black women are the least likely of all ethnic groups to jump the broom.  Why is that?

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Flash Feature: Denise Bolds Teaches Single Black Moms How to Raise Their Sons

Leslie DeTouche, Your Black World 

Many single black moms are not sure how to raise their boys.  Well, Denise Bolds has some solutions that work.

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“Jumping the Broom”: Just a Classier Version of Madea

"Jumping the Broom" is like a Tyler Perry movie with polish.

The ensemble comedy is about a wedding involving a bride from a family of wealthy African-American professionals and a groom from a family of working-class Brooklynites. It is well-cast, well-played and passably written.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bey-Jay Gets booed on the Red Carpet?

It turns out that anyone can get booed, as Beyonce and Jay-Z found out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teen Joblessness, Violence Expected to Hit Record Highs This Summer Due to Cuts in Federal Funding

CHICAGO, Reuters — A record-low one in four U.S. teenagers will land a summer job in the coming months as a result of a still-poor job market and lost federal funding, according to a report issued on Monday.

As a consequence, urban studies experts said cities like Chicago — where summer unemployment among African-Americans aged 16 to 19 years approaches 90 percent — could experience a rise in street violence.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Woman Gets Out of Jury Duty In Order to See Oprah

Your Black World Reports

A woman in Chicago asked a judge to release her from jury duty so she could catch one of the final episodes of the Oprah Winfrey Show.  She had tickets that she didn’t want to waste, and figured that the judge would give her a break.   The case actually involved former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Believe it or not, the judge let the woman out, justifying the decision by the fact that it is Oprah’s last season.  Maybe we should try that excuse ourselves.

Beyonce Joins Michelle Obama’s Anti-Obesity Campaign

Your Black World Reports

Beyonce recently decided to join with the first lady to promote her anti-obesity campaign.  Beyonce created a video called “Move Your Body” to send the message to a broader audience.