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January 28, 2014

Tyler Perry’s New Show On OWN Still Dominates The Ratings

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert .84 million Viewers! That’s a way to set a record. Indiewire.com reports the Tyler Perry drama; The Haves and the Have Nots set a record this past Tuesday night (1/21/14) by drawing a record 2.84 million total viewers on the latest episode. ‘The Haves and the Have Nots, has seen a +2% increase in total viewers over the season premiere (01/07/14), and posted double digit growth compared…

McDonald’s Owner Supports Hadiya Pendleton’s Family

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By Afiya J Watkins The parents of slain Chicago teen, Hadiya Pendleton will be presented with a donation Friday from McDonald’s franchise owner, Yolanda Travis. The proceeds will help benefit a foundation named in their daughter’s honor. Many will remember Hadiya as the 15-year-old student from King College Prep, who was an unintended target gunned down at Vivian Gordon Harsh Park near the school on Jan. 29, 2013. She was a promising…

Dr. Boyce:  George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

Dr. Boyce: George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins We sometimes think that the greatest enemies of black males are men like George Zimmerman.  But honestly, I don’t agree.   Sometimes, the greatest enemies to black male survival and success can be other black men.  There are some men who are so misguided in their thinking that they seek to harm the spirit and potential of their brother, infecting them with the mental illness that…