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January 22, 2012

Dr. Boyce: Should Black America Expect More from Obama Than Any Other President?

Dr. Boyce: Should Black America Expect More from Obama Than Any Other President?

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins I’ve heard people say that the expectations on Barack Obama are greater from our community than they have been for any other president.  When someone highlights the fact that black unemployment has actually worsened under the Obama Administration while improving within the white community, the quickest reaction I typically hear is “He’s president of all of America, not just black America,” which appears to…

“The Help” Leads the Pack in Image Award Nominations

“The Help” Leads the Pack in Image Award Nominations

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    The Help,” an adaptation of a Kate Stockett film, has received eight image award nominations.  The film, about black maids in the south, received the most nominations from the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards.  It is also competing for outstanding motion picture against “Jumping the Broom,” “Pariah,” “The First Grader,” and “Tower Heist.” via “The Help” Leads the Pack in Image Award Nominations.