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Dr Boyce Watkins: John Legend’s statement on prisons made him my hero

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download I couldn’t help but to be impressed by John Legend’s remarkable statement on the mass incarceration epidemic in America.  Confronting the pressures of the system head-on, Legend spoke candidly about the number of black men who are being hammered by this system.  America incarcerates more of its citizens than any country in the ... Read More »

How does a wife confront a husband who’s been accused of rape?

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One of the questions someone may ask after seeing some of the scandals that have been witnessed in media is this: How does a wife react when her husband has been accused of something that is otherwise unthinkable? The latest deposit from Your Black World films is a creative exercise that goes into the dilemmas that husbands and wives face ... Read More »

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Says Detroiters Are Going To Need a White Man to “Save Them”

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By Victor Ochieng In a yet-to-be released documentary, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says that the people of Detroit “are going to be begging for a White savior” to pull them out of their socioeconomic problems. The 44-year-old former mayor made the comment before going to prison to serve a 28-year jail term over corruption charges. His comment also came ... Read More »

Will MSNBC Fire Al Sharpton? It Looks That Way

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By Victor O. There appears to be no end in sight to the recent shake-up at MSNBC, with reports making rounds that Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” is likely to be the next show to get the ax. The shake-up is said to have been kicked off with the six-month suspension of the highly-popular “NBC Nightly News” anchor, Brian Williams. ... Read More »

Black Men In U.S. Prisons Could Fill The Prisons of 8 Countries Combined

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By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen When President Barack Obama said that “more young Black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities in America,” at the NAACP Democratic Candidate Forum several years ago, that information moved many listeners emotionally. Studies have since debunked that statistic, but this in no way means that the number of Black men who are incarcerated is not ... Read More »