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Why You Should See ‘Pariah’ (Trailer Included)

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment


Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWe’ve seen it before, films about young teenagers, coming of age, having conflicting views of themselves based on what is around them and what they believe to be right and wrong based on what society tells them. What you haven’t seen is a film like ‘Pariah’ which is based on a young, black girl who is a budding lesbian trying to figure it all out while trying to cope with every day life on the streets of New York City. Well, actually, that premise has been done before, but, as most teenagers find out, life isn’t as easy as our parents make it seem, at times. Read more…


Quote Jones – No Fans (Mixtape)

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment


Quote Jones – No Fans (Mixtape)

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Beyonce’s “Maniac” Work While Pregnant: Please, Baby—Slow Down!

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

By Denene Millner

Post image for Beyonce’s “Maniac” Work While Pregnant: Please, Baby—Slow Down!If the counting and the sonogram is correct, Beyonce will be giving birth sometime in the next month to a sweet baby girl—but even this far into her pregnancy, the superstar is working on her fifth studio album, promoting her Beyonce Live at Roseland DVD, following husband Jay-Z on his Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West, working it on the cover of Jones magazine, and putting out the word that she doesn’t intend to let her newborn slow her down.

Writer/Producer The Dream, nee Terius Nash, who worked with Beyonce on her hit, “Single Ladies” and several tracks on her latest album, 4, including MyBrownBaby favorite “Love On Top,” told AOL’s The Boombox that, creatively, Beyonce hasn’t slowed down one bit. “She’s ready to work,” Dream said. “She’s crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don’t know if [pregnancy] is going to slow her down. She’s just incredible with doing things, I don’t know how she’s going to do it, she’s just a maniac… in a good way.”

Okay, um, raise your hand if hearing this worries you just a little bit. I mean, I don’t want to knock Beyonce’s hustle—she’s a hardworking woman whose talent, coupled with an unparalleled work ethic, has made her a household name in every corner of God’s green Earth. But as a mother who carried two babies to full term and a black woman who is keenly aware of the dangerous stakes associated with African American pregnancies, I worry for Beyonce and her baby. Because being a “maniac” while pregnant can be do serious harm to black women and their newborns. Read more…

Dr. Boyce: Study Says that Black Men Don’t Benefit Much from Mentorship

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

dr boyce watkins speaks on black men in corporate americaby Dr. Boyce Watkins

A new study conducted at The University of Georgia shows that black men do not benefit from having mentors in their organizations in the same way as whites.  Lillian Eby, one of the study’s co-authors, says that mentorship has value for African Americans, but tends to be limited by the types of mentors that black men choose or the ones that are made most readily available to them.

“If African-American men are picking mentors who are like them, then they’re more likely to be networking with people who have less power and influence within an organization,” Eby said, “which may be why mentoring is not predicting career success for them.”

The study is going to be published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, using data from 250 college-educated black men.  The goal of the study is to find out what factors are more likely to lead to success in corporate America and similar environments.   Another co-author, C. Douglas Johnson, from Georgia Gwinnett College, was also involved. Read more…

NFL Player Gives Entire Salary to Send Kids to College

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Remember the 1984 song, “Let’s hear it for the boy”?  Well, we need to hear it for the man, Braylon Edwards, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers.  This year, Edwards is going to make good on a promise to send 100 kids to college with $10,000 scholarships if they maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.  He also told them to do 15  hours of community service.

Out of the 100 kids who were given the offer, 79 of them completed their end of the bargain.  Now, Edwards is going to have to deliver nearly $1 million in scholarship money to the kids, which matches the salary that he is going to earn this year by playing for the 49ers. Read more…

3 Ways to Avoid Additional Debt this Season

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

 by Patrice C. Washington
I’m not a fan of debt, but if you lost your job, I totally get it. Or, if something happens with your automobile . . . understandable. But, accumulating debt because of the holidays? Nope; can’t get with it at all. . . . For one, the holidays are not a surprise. We know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are bound to roll around again when we set out on January 1st.  So it couldn’t be that important if we didn’t take all year to plan for it. . . Could it? The thought of sacrificing payments on normal obligations or racking up late fees and other penalties just to “impress” someone or “not disappoint” others is no way to start the New Year. Call me crazy, but I say focus all your efforts on impressing your creditors and bank tellers; not impressing kids or co-workers who won’t be interested in your debt riddled gift past January 31st.
Here are 3 ways to avoid racking up new debt this season:

Young Jeezy – Nothing

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment
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