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13 Year Old Rapper Lil Mouse Accused of Threatening 8 Year Old

Lil Mouse is most well known for being one of the youngest rappers in hip-hop, but according to one grandmother, he also has a violent streak. The grandmother of an 8 year old Chicago boy says her grandson doesn’t want to go back to West Pullman Elementary School because Lil Mouse threatened to k!ll him. She says she filed a ...

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Teen Passes Up College Scholarship to Pursue Rap Career

How far would you go to follow your dreams? We’ve all grown accustomed to people working long hours and making sacrifices at home to pursue their career dreams, but would you advise a bright student to give up a free college education to pursue a rap career? That’s exactly what one high school senior told a local morning news show ...

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Alabama Mother Arrested For Firing Gun at Middle School to Break Up Fight

Birmingham police have arrested a woman for allegedly firing a gun on middle school property. Authorities say they charged Cassandra Abrams, 36, with reckless endangerment and “certain persons forbidden to possess firearms” for allegedly firing shots near a group of people. Witnesses say Abrams pointed the gun at a group then fired shots into the ground. Sgt. Johnny Williams says ...

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Low Income African-Americans Near Fast Food Restaurants Have High Body Mass Index

According to researchers at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, low income African-Americans living closer to a fast food restaurant have a higher body mass index than those who lived further away. The study, published in American Journal of Public Health, indicates higher BMI associates with residential proximity to a fast food restaurant, and among lower-income African-Americans, the density, or ...

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YBW Exclusive: New Partnership Brings Black Love to Your TV Screen

The award-winning website owners and filmmakers Lamar and Ronnie Tyler have joined forces with Dr. Boyce Watkins and the Your Black World family to bring Black Love back to your television screens. This weekend only (Friday, May 17- Sunday May 19 at 11:5p EDT), the Tyler’s and Dr. Boyce are offering Your Black World readers an exclusive deal to purchase ...

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Disneyland Scandal: Rich Moms in New York Hire Handicapped Tour Guides to Get their Kids to the Front of the Line

If this story doesn’t annoy you, almost nothing will.  The New York Post is reporting that wealthy mothers traveling to Disneyland are starting to hire handicapped tour guides to let them skip the lines.  Yes, the lines can be long and it can be hot, also handicapped people should be allowed to go first. But for a wealthy person to use this to their unfair advantage and defraud the system is beyond disgusting. According to the post,“black-market Disney guides” cost $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. “My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” bragged one mother who used the service.   Dr. Wednesday Martin, a social anthropologist, is the one who unearthed the scam. “You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,’’ she said. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”  Dream Tours was used by one woman to escort her 1-year old son and 5-year old daughter through the park so they could cut in front of others.   The person who went with them had a “handicapped” sign on the front his scooter, allowing them to enter the auxiliary entrance instead of the regular one. Disney allows those in wheel chairs to bring up to six other guests with them.  It has reportedly become a ritual among wealthy moms in New York to pass the black market tour guide information to each other at private school gatherings.. “It’s insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully,” said social anthropologist Dr. Martin. “Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?” she said. “So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”    

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Why High School Students Should Be Encouraged To Use LinkedIn

By Staff Blogger LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social networking websites on the World Wide Web and about 30 million of its members are students or those recently out of college. LinkedIn was originally created for people in professional occupations, however, although the user agreement states that members must agree they are at least 18 years of age, unlike Facebook it doesn’t have a place to enter a date of birth. LinkedIn was founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003 and has 225 million members, and the student membership is growing fast. Some people think that LinkedIn will soon lower its minimum age to be more in line with other social networks such as Facebook, where you can join if you are 13 years old. This may prove to be a good thing for High school students because instead of sending revised résumé’s to each employer that they are trying to obtain work with, after leaving school, they can instead build a profile on LinkedIn and send that to prospective employers. Of course there’s also the chance that an employer will see the LinkedIn profile and offer a position without the potential employee even sending an application. Some employers search the profiles found on LinkedIn to look for potential employees. The following are eight reasons why you should think of starting a LinkedIn profile. 1. To obtain a customized LinkedIn URL, in order to get your profile to the top of the list of Google searches with your name. 2. To make lasting connections – maybe someone will help you in the future to find work. 3. To obtain recommendations and endorsements – perhaps you are looking for another job. Having people recommend you or endorse you is a good way to obtain that job. 4. To highlight awards – show prospective employers your previous achievements. 5. To show that you mean business – you can show prospective employers that you are serious about your career and when they find your name in a Google search with a LinkedIn profile they will believe that you are. 6. To increase the chances of your college application – apparently admission offices routinely check Google search for potential student profiles on Facebook to scrutinize them. Having a LinkedIn profile might give you an advantage. 7. To impress potential employers – especially if you’re looking for part time work or a summer job, a LinkedIn profile could sway the balance with the employer over those who only have a résumé. 8. A LinkedIn profile will help you to search for the job that you want. Many companies and prospective employers have LinkedIn profiles. You can search for the most suitable if you are a member.

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Man Gets a Tattoo of Charles Ramsey on His Leg

If you love Charles Ramsey, the man who saved three Cleveland women from their captors, you probably don’t love him as much as these people do.  Ramsey became the talk of the nation after it was reported that he was the person who called 911 to help save three women from a man who’d held them captive for the last 10 years.  After the scandal was over,   Cleveland tattoo artist Rodney Rose  went onto Facebook and showed off a new offer for customers:  A tattoo of Charles Ramsey.   One of Rose’s co-workers and another tattoo artist took him up on the offer, which he said he’d do for free.  Now, they have a picture of Ramsey on their bodies.  Stephen MunHollon now has a  portrait of Ramsey  on the back of his calf, which may be the only free spot on his body, since he has a lot of tattoos.  There was debate about whether or not Ramsey was an adequate spokesperson for the black community, since some objected to his appearance and manner of speech.  But around here, he’s a hero, and there’s nothing else to say about that.  

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The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs: Medical Jobs Account for 90% Of Top Jobs

By Staff Blogger Although the popular belief is that C-level executives have the highest paycheck, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS), Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey, operating room surgeons, anesthesiologists and the likes are earning more. The highest paid workers in the U.S., according to the BLS survey, are anesthesiologists, who earn an average pay of $111.94 an hour and an annual salary of $232,830. However, the survey points out, that these anesthesiologists may have to cough up medical malpractice insurance premiums well into the six figure bracket. According to the BLS survey, who obtained data from more than one million businesses, medical jobs account for nine of the nation’s ten highest paid occupations and they include: surgeons, internists, orthodontists, general practitioners, obstetricians and gynecologists, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists and family general practitioners. The BLS survey states that one of the reasons that doctor’s salaries are so high is because of the huge amount they have to pay out for malpractice insurance, along with the obvious reason of supply and demand. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says that they have to work long hours to keep patients alive and the responsibility that they have to face is reflected in their high salaries. According to the ASA, patient deaths due to anesthesia have dramatically decreased from about one in one thousand five hundred, fifty years ago, to less than 1 in 200,000 today. Chief executives hold the tenth place for America’s highest earners, and they can earn an average of $176,840 per annum. However, that figure is nowhere near what some big executives can take home. John Hammergren, Chairman, President, and CEO of McKesson Corporation, an American Medical and Scientific supplies company, earned $131 million in 2012, followed by Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer and business executive, with an annual salary of $67 million including bonus and stock. The lowest paid jobs in America seem to be employees in the food service industry, who account for six of the ten lowest-paying jobs. Other low paying jobs include farm workers and laborers and personal care workers, such as hairdressers and shampooers. Shampooers earn the least of all, making only about $18,600 annually and there are more than 13,500 of them in the U.S. Food preparation workers and servers are also amongst the lowest paid, averaging only $9 an hour for full time workers.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Chad Johnson

It’s being reported that Chad Johnson, former player for the Miami Dolphins, has a warrant out for his arrest. The fallen superstar has been hit with some legal problems, as well as financial ones as a result of living the fast life for so many years.   TMZ is reporting that Johnson is now a wanted man for violating his ...

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