Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Judge Mathis Goes Off on a Deadbeat Dad (video)

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Actor Peter Fonda Says He’s Training His Grandkids to Shoot President Obama

 

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Florida Memorial University Has All Black Male Baccalaureate Service

MIAMI GARDENS, FL [May 12, 2011] – According to the Schott Foundation, only half of black male students graduate from high school. In an effort to reverse this crisis, Florida Memorial University (FMU) President Henry Lewis III, along with other university officials will launch the first 2011 High School Black Male Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm. The event strives to honor extraordinary Black male students who will graduate from high school. It will take place at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts on FMU’s campus.

Morehouse Men Pay Tribute to Oprah

 

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County Considers Replacing Gravestones from “Nigger Hill”

 

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Gang Member Gets 200 Years in Prison for Killing College-Bound Black Teenagers

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Latest on Your Black World – 5/25/11

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Is It OK to Critique the Obama Administration?

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Police Officer Puts Violent Forearm Into Face of Unarmed Man (Video)

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Supreme Court Releases Prisoners, But What Does It Mean?

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Shootout Over Medication: How Far Should a Mother Go to Protect Her Child?

The Supreme Court Orders Release of Prison Inmates, but What Does It Mean?

 

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Fox News says that Obama is “Chugging 40s in Ireland”

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The President’s Full Remarks about the Missouri Tornadoes

Good morning, everybody. Before the day starts here in England I wanted to say a few words about the devastating storms that we've seen in Missouri and Minnesota and across the Midwest.

Like all Americans, we have been monitoring what's been taking place very closely and have been heartbroken by the images that we've seen in Joplin, Missouri, in particular. The devastation is comparable and may end up exceeding some of the devastation that we saw in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, just a few weeks ago.

Five Years Since a Woman Described O’Reilly’s Dark Sexual Side in a Lawsuit

by Brook Griffin, Your Black World

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President Obama Reaches Back to His Irish Roots

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Supreme Court Tells California Prisons to Release Nearly 1/3 of It’s Inmates

This landmark Supreme Court Ruling can change the face of American justice.

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Dr. Boyce, Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry Faceoff on the Radio

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Melissa Harris-Perry faceoff today at 1:15 pm EST regarding Watkins’ concern about Harris-Perry’s attacks on Professor Cornel West.

Mother Shoots It out With Police over Daughter’s Medication

 

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The Lost Jailhouse Interview with Tupac Shakur

 

In this video, Tupac lets it all hang out – talking about life, love, and being a black man in America.

 

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Al Sharpton Featured on 60 Minutes – Video

The CBS show, 60 Minutes, had a lot to say about Rev. Al Sharpton.  It’s an interesting segment about his life, his politics, and how he has changed over the years.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Student Says Wake Forest Basketball Player Forced Her to Have Oral Sex

Maggie Hurt made some stunning allegations on The Today Show.

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15-Year Old Girl Gets Admitted Into Harvard

Yes, this is what our kids are supposed to be.

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s Obsession with Cornel West: Is She Not Telling Us Something?

Dr. Boyce Watkins speculates on why Melissa Harris-Perry has attacked Cornel West without utilizing the facts.  Could the two former Princeton colleagues have a past that Harris-Perry hasn’t mentioned?

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Those Ugly, Ugly Black Women

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins analyzes the recent conclusion by a London scholar that black women are less attractive than other races

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Why are Black People Afraid to Speak Up About Washington and Obama?

Quick note from Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

 

After posting the piece by Dr. Wilmer Leon, a Political Scientist and objective Obama observer, stating that African Americans are jeopardizing our Democratic freedoms by squashing all voices of dissent as it pertains to President Obama, I received this interesting comment from one of my Facebook friends.

His name has been removed, but perhaps there is some logic to what he’s saying.  He also appears to be neutral in the Obama conversation, which makes his point even more relevant.   His simple, yet poignant statement was something I felt compelled to share with others:

Maybe I can add some insight as to why many Blacks are reluctant to criticize Obama. I think that many of us feel that he is under constant UNFAIR criticism and are afraid that even fair criticism will be seen as just piling on. We can be compared to a mother who is over protective of her child because the father abuses him. She feels that her child should have someone who accepts him unconditionally. As a result she may spoil the child. It's not right , but it happens. That's how some view Obama. We see people hoping that he will fail. We see people asking for birth certificates, accusing him of being against America, wanting everything he does to go down in flames, etc. So some of us seem willing to 'overlook" his faults. It's not right , but it happens.

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

When Did It Become Illegal to Critique the Obama Administration?

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains how Democracy is in danger if we shut down the voices of dissent in America.

 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hearing it from the Man Who Knew Osama bin Laden

Dr. Wilmer Leon speaks with the journalist who knew Osama bin Laden well.

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Duchess Harris: Why Shirley Sherrod Should Be President

A scholar, Duchess Harris, explains the dynamics of race in America with an exciting new book.

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Writer Says that Oprah Going to Broadway Would Be a “Nightmare”

Dr. Boyce Watkins explains why this writer is wrong, and what we can learn from the greatness of Oprah Winfrey.

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Predominantly Black Memphis High School Earns a Visit From President Obama

President Obama is rewarding a Memphis high school that has really turned itself around.

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Kids Denied Breakfast for Wearing the Wrong Shoes

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How long do you think it took the child’s mother to go postal on the school administrators?

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011