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June 22, 2014

The Hampton dropout who is now a department chair: Dr Carey Latimore

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Carey Latimore, chair of the History Department at Trinity University. Dr. Latimore talks about how he went from being a dropout of Hampton University to later becoming a highly-respected scholar. Additionally, Dr. Latimore talks about intellectual freedom and the ability of scholars to disagree without becoming disagreeable. The interview also talks about the importance of black scholarly mentors and how so…

Naeem Williams will be first person on death row in Hawaii in over 60 years. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Man May Face Death Penalty In Hawaii, Although It Was Abolished

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Reported by Krystle Crossman A soldier in Hawaii may be given the death penalty even though it was abolished in 1957. Naeem Williams was convicted of abusing and killing his five year old daughter in 2005. He had testified to torturing and beating his daughter every single day when he was stationed in Hawaii. He said that he did it because she would have bathroom accidents, and he felt she needed…

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

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A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those who are inclined to believe such a thing are a) not familiar with the large…