Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions to 21st century problems.

Dr. Watkins has worked with a wide variety of black leaders, both old and new, to ensure that leading minds in the African American community are put to the forefront of solving problems that continue to challenge the progress of the black community.  Dr. Watkins worked with Russell Simmons to get 175 celebrities, scholars and activists (Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Jesse Jackson, Michelle Alexander, etc.) to convince the White House to end The War on Drugs, leading to the most significant drug policy announcement in the last 10 years.  He also played a critical role in convincing Mountain Dew to end their endorsement deal with the rap artist Lil Wayne after he refused to apologize for lyrics that were disrespectful to the late Emmett Till.

 

The first stop of the New Paradigm tour was Chicago with Minister Louis Farrakhan (you can purchase a copy of the Farrakhan/Dr Boyce Watkins New Paradigm DVD here).  The second stop was New York city.  The next stop is Washington DC with Dr. Steve Perry, former NBA player and author Etan Thomas, Dr. Wilmer Leon, Dr. Towanna Freeman and filmmaker Janks Morton.

You can learn more about the New Paradigm DC forum at this link. 

Click Here to purchase A New Paradigm for Black America Brooklyn

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4 Responses to Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

  1. Insomemaze April 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    This is what’s needed! Check out the Sociological Voice Artist Amos Spencer perform The BlackMan(State of Emergency) on youtube. It’s a guide for Our People! Peace!

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  2. Harold June 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    It is amazing that out of all of the financial stack blacks that we have and so many intelligent speakers; not one of you seemed to get the attention of the main stream media. Who’s listening? Where is your audience? We really do need courageous leadership. We are on a merry go round. I dare not call out your names, but you all know who I’m talking about. When will there be another boycott? When are we going to really feel like we have a Moses leader? Someone that will not be afraid of losing their under the table money, even though you have a cross the table job. It is said that every year there are these so called pow wows and not once is there any help, real help accomplished for the people. We are worst off now than we were in the sixties. They haven’t stopped killing our people. They take jobs and lay dope out on the tables and find a way for it to filter into our neighborhoods so that our unemployed men and women will try to make a living from it, and then are arrested. Building there bank accounts and demolishing our people. You guys act as if you are as Malcolm said; house uhuh’s. Get the job done or get out of the way so that it can be done. Wake up and open your eyes. And you so called mega preachers are no more than wolves in sheep clothing. And really rich sheep clothing. All of you entertainers are full of it. I’ve seened the money your so call media friends tell that you spend on hotel rooms a night. In a year you could build a village and support poor families. One day you all are going to stand before God and give an account of your actions. Am I my brothers keeper. YES. But you try ti live amongst people that doesn’t give a d**n about you. Try getting broke and see if they will even give you a job. Rappers promise to give back to their communities and don’t. LIARS. GOD HAS HIS EYES ON ALL OF YOU. YOUR TALENTS CAME FROM GOD, SO THAT YOU WOULD BE A BLESSING TO YOUR PEOPLE. NOT TO TRY AND OUT DO EACH OTHER. IM SICK OF YOUR BET SHOWS AND NONE OF YOU ARE REALLY HELPING YOUR OWN PEOPLES CAUSE. AS GOMER PYLE SAID; SHAME, SHAME, SHAMED.

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