A student says that the confederate flag is a symbol of southern pride and not racism. Officials have asked him to take it down, but he refuses. Is he crazy or a visionary? You bge the judge.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A lot of folks are asking Wyclef - where did all that money go?
Why are So Many Black Kids Being Arrested in School? Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Christopher Emdin Discuss (Video)
Dr. Boyce Watkins and Professor Christopher Emdin respond to the report that one child per day is arrested in NYC public schools, with 93% of those kids being black or Latino. The professors discuss the reasons behind the crisis and why kids are being criminalized in public schools all across America.
Natyyo Gray: Police Officer Charged with Murder After Allegedly Punching One-Year Old Daughter in the Face
Natyyo Gray is in deep trouble after the police officer's daughter was punched and beaten to death.
It appears that Tyler Perry has a few more enemies these days, but money tends to do that.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Christopher House. The conversation centers around a church that told members of its congregation to stop taking their HIV medication. As a result, six people have died. The video is below:
A jury has awarded a settlement of over one million dollars to a New York City family after finding out that the morgue put their son's brain on display without their permission. Jesse Jerome Shipley was 17 years old when he died in a car crash. The parents had no idea that their son's brain was being put out for the public to see after his death.
A mere coincidence led to the discovery, as one of the classmates of Jesse's 14-year old sister saw the brain during a class field trip to the mortuary. The brain had his name on it, which led to the identification. Jesse's sister had been in the car crash that killed her brother, and went home to tell her parents.
The parents held a second burial for their son's brain.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Ryan Mack has a lot to say about Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and the Less Talk, More Action Tour.
Stevie Johnson may end up regretting this tasteless celebration.
I don’t know your name, but I know your face. I don’t know your journey, but I know where you are. I am your brother!
A black woman writes a letter of apology to black men.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
The family of Robert Champion, the band member who died at FAMU in a hazing-related incident, said that they plan to sue the university.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
In this interview, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Ryan Mack, the head of the Optimum Institute and Less Talk, More Action Empowerment Tour. They discuss the difficulties of paying bills when doing community service, and Ryan even speaks candidly about why he believes he was banned from the Circle of Sisters event in New York City.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Noted black scholar Cornel West has suddenly decided to leave Princeton for New York City.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses why black scholars must find a new paradigm for achievement and stop allowing their activities to be controlled by others.