Friday, July 29, 2011

Dr. Wilmer Leon: Debt Compromise on the Backs of African Americans is Really an Historical Trend


Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III

During this debt and deficit debate President Obama has been very clear in stating, “Not only is it not fair if all this is done on the backs of middle-class families,” Obama said, “it doesn’t make sense. … That’s why people from both parties have said the best way to take on our deficit is with a balanced approach … one where wealthy Americans and corporations pay their share, too.”  It appeared as though closing tax loopholes and increased revenues coming from the “…oil company or a corporate jet owner that’s doing so well …” was not a point of compromise.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Debt Ceiling Debate is Now Reaching Critical Levels

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

Valuable time is ticking away, and there is now less than a week left until the U.S. runs out of money. Government leaders around the world are getting nervous. According to Reuters, a board member of the Bank of Japan stated, “As the world’s biggest economy, the U.S. would have an immeasurable impact on global financial markets and Japan would not escape the damage. Valerie Pecresse, France’s budget minister says, “The global economy needs an American agreement…WRAPPED UP IN A BOW.” Simply put, everyone’s nerves are being frazzled by this U.S. governmental stalemate. Reuters reports:


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

JasmineHughes: Summer’s Eve “Talking Vagina” Ad Offends Some Black Women

By JasmineHughes, Your Black World 

When advertisers try to ‘appeal’ to a specific audience on whom they have failed to do their research, the outcome isn’t so great. That was the case once again in a new Summer’s Eve advertisement that many are saying mixes racial stereotypes in a way that is both sexist and tasteless.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beware of Media and Politicians Seeking to Control Your Mind

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.