Friday, May 27, 2011

What? Scottie Pippen Says that LeBron James is Better than Michael Jordan

 

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Delta Sigma Keeps Black Males Out of Trouble

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The Three-Year Old Who Didn’t Have to Die

 

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Hip-Hop Mogul On the Run, but Has a lot to Say

 

 

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Who Does Ochocinco Think He Is?

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by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World

Chad Ochocinco, wide reciever for the Cincinnati Bengals…

I thought that I’d heard it all but this just had to be posted… Chad “85” Ochocinco wants to be a Snake Wrangler according to his posts via Twitter!!! Either he really does not have anything to do while waiting on a response from the NFL or he is taking Cincinnati Bengals owner, Mike Brown’s advice a little too seriously…

After Mike Brown said that Ocho should become a snake wrangler just so that we could all watch to see if he would get bit Ocho decided to take matters into his own hands and partnered up with Snake Jungle to be the first black snake wrangler…

 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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

 

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The peculiar candidacy of Mr. Herman Cain. How it could reshape black America

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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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Police Slam and Bloody a Man in a Wheelchair (Video)

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Man Takes 20 Stab Wounds to Protect His Black Co-Worker

 

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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

Meet National Debate Champion, Dayvon Love

 

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Dr. Boyce: My Quick Thoughts on Herman Cain

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Race-Baiting by NBC? White Females Claim Black Athletes Raped Them

Two white female students claim that black athletes raped them.  But the way the story is presented is racially-disturbing.

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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