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Ga Judge Rules Obama Must Be Proven to be a Natural Born Citizen to be on the Ballot

Your Black Politics reports: Just when we thought the ‘birther’ movement and it’s ringleader,  Donald Trump , were fading into oblivion, the great state of Georgia proves us wrong. Judge Michael M. Malihi of the Georgia state Office of State Administrative Hearings ruled that  President Barack Obama  must meet the requirements set forth in the constitution defining “natural born citizenship.” “The court finds that defendant is a candidate for federal office who has been certified by the state executive committee of a political party, and therefore must, under Code Section 21-2-5, meet the constitutional and statutory qualifications for holding the office being sought.,” said Malihi in his ruling. Click to read more on YourBlackNews.com       Read More »

Was Mistakenly Deported Teen Really a Victim or Did She Compound the Lie?

Millions of Americans are shocked by the story of Jakadrien Turner , a 14-year old runaway who was mistakenly deported to Colombia .  Some have wondered how the immigration system could have made such a terrible mistake.  But Ted Frank at the Point of Law blog says that the situation may not be as simple as it appears to be.  Frank argues that since there are over a million unenforced deportation orders and that a person can use the legal process to delay their deportation for years, it is quite plausible that Jakadrien actually went along with the process and chose to pursue a Colombia adventure, rather than deal with the consequences of being placed in the juvenile detention system. “ I don’t think we have enough facts yet to be outraged at the deportation. It seems very improbable that authorities would knowingly deport an American citizen; as it is, illegal aliens can use the legal process to delay deportation for years and  there are 1.1 million unenforced deportation orders . I am willing to wager money that when all the facts come out, Turner never told state or federal authorities her true identity or contested her deportation to Colombia. Teens—especially the sort who view themselves mature enough to run away from home—often have fake ID. Turner could well have decided, once she learned she was subject to deportation, that it was better to compound the lie and have the adventure of going to Colombia than facing the wrath of her family, the risk of juvenile delinquency prosecution, or even whatever was waiting for her if she was released from jail to the Houston streets. The fact that Turner waited several months after arriving in Colombia to express concern to her family ( all the while participating on Facebook posing as a 21-year-old ) suggests an element of preference to being in Colombia rather than having her family get her home: Colombia isn’t a North Korean gulag.” Source  Read More »

Madam Prezident: Nene Leakes and Real Housewives Talk Drama with Hollywood Reporter

NeNe Leakes is looking like the Atlanta Housewife that is cashing in! According to Theybf “Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise is putting a face of each of the 5 cities on front street for the upcoming issue of  The Hollywood Reporter . Orange County’s  Vicki Gunvalson , New York’s  Ramona Singer , New Jersey’s  Caroline Manzo , Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes  and Beverly Hills’  Kyle Richards  are all on the cover.  Check it and how much money these chicks are really raking in, plus  Gabby Union ‘s new WMB 3D magazine cover, inside… Click to read More on YourBlackGossip                 Read More »

Rev. Run’s Daughters Owe Nearly Half a Million in Taxes

Rev. Run  of Run-DMC, Twitter/Rev. Run Wisdom and celebrity wedding officiant fame, might need to throw up a prayer for his two daughters,  Vanessa Simmons  and  Angela Simmons  — because when Uncle Sam is after you, a divine intervention might just be in order. The IRS and state of California claim that the Hollywood socialites owe more than  $450,000  in total. For more details, head over to BLACKLIKEMOI Read More »

Where is the Black Middle Class?

By  Kris Marsh , Special to CNN While sharing coffee one day with a colleague and friend,  William “Sandy” Darity Jr. , we coined a new, emerging group of single and living-alone (SALA) households in the black middle class: the “Love Jones Cohort.”   Personal experiences as a member of the Love Jones Cohort helps shape, inform and drive my research on this emerging group within the black middle class. Historically, the quintessential black middle class consisted of a married couple with 2.5 children, a dog, and “ Black Picket Fences ” – in reference to the book written on the black middle class by Mary Pattillo-McCoy. Where is the black middle class now, you ask? We are right here, but look demographically different than we did years ago. My research clearly shows a compositional shift in the black middle class, away from married couples to single and living-alone households. Dovetailing with my research, we need to shift the way we talk and think about single, black professionals – both men and women, although women dominate the category. Click to read Read More »

Black Farmers Protest 1.2 Billion Dollar Settlement

Some black farmers are protesting the approved 1.2 billion dollar discrimination settlement from the Department of Agriculture.  At issue is a clause in the agreement which requires those who receive the settlement to waive their right to appeal. In Memphis, Tennessee an estimated 300 people protested the requirement at the Temple Church of Christ in God on Monday. Black farmers who intend to take part in the lawsuit have until May 11 to add themselves to the claim. Read More »

Man Body Slams Woman on Plane For Coughing And Spreading Germs!!!

    Patrick White had a serious problem with the woman coughing on his American Airlines flight to Jacksonville International Airport in Florida. The 31-year-old Georgia man spend the plane ride harassing the sick 19-year-old, according to police. Unsatisfied that he had made his point, as passengers were getting off the plane last week, he began calling her obscene names and telling her that she had ‘infected everyone’ on the flight. He then charged her and body slammed her with his shoulder, knocking her against the wall, flight said. He was arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery. According to a police report, he ‘continually harassed and chastised (the woman) for coughing and ‘spreading disease”‘ while they were on the plane last week. However, White might have had a point, of sorts. A new study suggests air travelers have a 20 percent chance of catching a cold or other bug. The Centers for Disease Control says travelers are most at risk from catching a virus from fellow passengers within a two seat radius. Source. Read More »

Police Shoot and Kill Eighth Grader

Police officers in Texas shot and killed an 8th grader armed with a pellet gun in the hallway of his middle school. Officers responded to a call from the school reporting that someone at the school had a gun. When police located the student in the hallway with the gun, they shot and killed him. According to Interim Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez, the student ”had plenty of opportunities to lower the gun and listen to the officers’ orders, and he didn’t want to.”  According to observers, the student, identified as 15 year old Jaime Gonzalez, did not threaten students or teachers with the gun. Some witnesses have even speculated that the young man was brandishing the gun as a way of acting out. The responding officers “took the necessary action to protect themselves and the other kids,” Rodriguez said. There weren’t many others in the hall at the time, but “they had every right to take the action that they took.” No one else was injured.   Read More »

Atlanta Woman Still Missing – Stacey Nicole English – Have You Seen Her?

The world is looking for Stacey Nicole English.  If you know anything about her whereabouts, please alert the authorities.  Black women who go missing don’t get the same attention that they would if they were white, so we at Your Black World are committed to doing our part to help with this issue. The specifics on Stacey’s information can be found at BlackLikeMoi.com     Read More »

Men Who Murdered Black Teen Get Off Easy

In London, two white men who were convicted of murdering a black teen were  sentenced to at least 14 years in prison. Gary Dobson received a 15 year and 2 month sentence while Norris received a sentence of 14 years and 3 months. It took 19 years for the men to finally be brought to justice, but some are still claiming that it is too little, too late because the sentences handed down by the judge was shorter than most observers expected. The judge who handed down the sentences maintained that the sentences were shorter than expected because the two convicted men were teenagers when the murder occurred. The stabbing of 18 year old Stephen Lawrence was a flashpoint in London because it drew attention to racial bigotry.  It is widely believed that there are three other men who were involved in the murder who are still at large. Read More »

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