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Nelson Mandela sent home from the hospital, but is still struggling quite a bit

By Black Blue Dog There is news for those who support Nelson Mandela. The celebrated leader is reportedly on his way home after spending a substantial amount of time in the hospital.  His care is still intensive, but the 95-year old has been discharged, which is a miracle in itself. According to a statement released by the South African government, Mandela’s condition remains critical and unstable at times. ...

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De’Marquise Elkins convicted in baby murder case By Your Black World

 By Your Black World      A Georgia jury has convicted 18 year old De’Marquise Elkins in the fatal sho0ting of an infant. Jurors deliberated for only two hours before finding Elkins guilty of fatally sho0ting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Sherry West maintains that she was walking home from the Brunswick post office with her son Antonio in a stroller when Elkins and another teen approached her and demanded ...

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Shocking List of 10 Companies that Profited from the Slave Trade By Your Black World

It is no secret that slavery rests at the foundation of American capitalism and is often synonymous with the sugar, tobacco, and/or cotton plantations that fueled the Southern economy.  What many may not know is that slavery also rests at the foundation of many notable corporations.  From New York Life to Bank of America, several companies have benefitted from slavery.  Many of the companies even acknowledg ...

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Hampton University students advised on “dangers of twerking” during freshman orientation By Your Black World

  “Hampton ladies do Not twerk,” read a slide presentation welcoming Hampton University’s freshman to orientation. The dance made infamous on YouTube, and even more notorious by Miley Cyrus during her VMAs performance, is apparently not appropriate for the young ladies of Hampton University. Several photos making the rounds on Twitter seem to confirm that twerking was a part of Hampton University’s orientat ...

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Dr. Chenelle A. Jones: The squeaky wheel gets the grease – AG Holder addresses mass incarceration

There’s an old saying that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and that phrase rang true on Monday as Attorney General Eric Holder, in an address to members of the American Bar Association, announced major justice reforms specifically aimed at reducing mass incarceration. His push to address large scale imprisonment rates has sparked a pivotal moment in history and recharged the fight for justice equality.  ...

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Look out Serena, there’s a new star in town: Victoria Duval gives biggest upset of 2013 US Open

Victoria Duval isn’t a household name like the Williams sisters, but she is a workhorse.  She is also absolutely determined to make her mark on the tennis scene, pulling out a huge come-from-behind win against 2011 champion Samantha Stosur on Tuesday.   The win is the biggest upset of the 2013 US Open. Duval’s extraordinary performance led mainstream media to ask more questions about the 17-year old phenom, ...

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Nation’s only Black U.S. Senator turned down invite to attend 50th anniversary of March On Washington By D. Caldwell

For the past few days, pundits on the right, like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, have been railing against the organizers of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for not inviting conservatives. It turns out however that at least one prominent conservative was invited but declined the invitation. Sen. Tim Scott, the only African-American U.S. Senator, initially told D.C.’s Roll Call ...

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The Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues To Host Panel Discussions Across The State

The Florida Consortium of Urban Leagues To Host Panel Discussions Across The State   2804 Belco Drive Orlando, FL 32808 ph: (407) 841-7654 cful.org     ...

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LOVE BOAT 2013

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Kenya Migration & Great Rift Valley Lakes Safari

  ITINERARY: KENYA MIGRATION & GREAT RIFTVALLEY LAKES SAFARI   DESTINATION : KENYA   DURATION : 07Days /06 Nights TOUR HIGHLIGHT: This tour highlights the Aberdares National Park, the Great Rift Valley highlighting Lakes Naivasha, Nakuru and Bogoria and the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will have 02 nights in Amboseli, 02 nights in Nakuru  to vist Lake Nakuru National Park and excursion ...

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