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1. Are Blacks Missing Out On Jobs In Their Own Backyard? 2. Superbowl Hero Says “Gay Marriage Will Lead To Anarchy” 3. Presidential Hopeful Believes Black Families Were Better Off During Slavery….Hmmm? 4. Chris Rock Advises Father’s In What To Expect When You’re Expecting” 5. Controversy Surrounds MLK Memorial
ARE BLACKS MISSING OUT ON JOBS IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD?
An often overlooked aspect of the U.S. jobs outlook is black unemployment. Black joblessness officially stands at 16.2 percent, including 17 percent for black men, 13.8 percent for black women, and 39.9 percent for black teens. CLICK HERE to read the full article.
SUPER BOWL HERO SAYS “GAY MARRIAGE WILL LEAD TO ANARCHY”
Prior to N.Y legalizing gay marriage….Tyree stated…”If they pass this gay marriage bill, what I know will happen is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward … it’s a strong word, but, anarchy,” Tyree said. “That will be the moment itself where our country loses its grip with what’s right.” CLICK HERE for the full story.
PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL BELIEVES BLACK FAMILIES WERE BETTER OFF DURING SLAVERY. HMMM?
GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has signed a conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family.” It’s not surprising that it’s anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, and anti-divorce. But one particular piece has everyone up in arms over the idea that she and other signatories think black people were better off during slavery. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
CHRIS ROCK ADVISES FATHERS IN “WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING”
The story will center on four couples experiencing their very first pregnancies, and the accompanying surprises, peaks and valleys. Chris Rock will play a man named Vic, who is the head of a group of expectant fathers, dishing out advice to them on the realities of the impending parenthood each is about to experience for the very first time. CLICK HERE to read more.
CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS MLK MEMORIAL
An artist familiar with the project told USA Today that King would be insulted to hear that someone from a communist country would be working on his likeness. “Dr. King would be turning over in his grave if he knew,” he said. “He would rise up from his grave and walk into their offices and go, ‘How dare you?’ ” CLICK HERE to read more.