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Dr Boyce Watkins: Facebook trends that come off a little bit confusing

Dr Boyce Watkins:  Facebook trends that come off a little bit confusing

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Soooo, the latest Facebook trend must be to say something like “I’m so (fill in the blank – name any city) that I blah blah blah…..” OK, I get it. For example, “I’m so Louisville, KY that I used to get into fights with other kids over whether we could beat […]

Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

by Yvette Carnell If you read American history books, you’re led to believe that the Civil Rights movement was won by long suffering Christian blacks who turned the other cheek. But as writer Thaddeus Russell notes, the history of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement is actually a lot  more complicated than that. Russell […]

Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Former police officer Ken Williams gives direct and specific information about the police death of Eric Garner, who died in the hands of the NYPD. According to Williams, the officers involved in the incident, along with the medical personnel in involved in the case, were blatantly negligent in not administering CPR […]

Dr Boyce: NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

Dr Boyce:  NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you think about leading HBCUs like Spelma, Morehouse, FAMU and Howard, do you put them in the same category as Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton? Many black people, unfortunately, have been trained to believe that the institutions that educate black students are inferior to those that have mainstream acceptance and […]

Dr Boyce Watkins: A free black wealth building class for children

Dr Boyce Watkins: A free black wealth building class for children

Dr. Watkins is one of the the most highly sought-after African American public figures in the country. He has been a Finance Professor at Syracuse University for 12 years, and was the only African American in the country to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002.  He is the author of several compelling […]

Don Cheadle Is Skyping With Fans to Raise $325K For Miles Davis Biopic

Don Cheadle Is Skyping With Fans to Raise $325K For Miles Davis Biopic

Reported by Kacie Whaley Don Cheadle has one week left to raise funds for his new project, Miles Ahead.  Since the film is being produced independently without a major studio, he started an Indiegogo campaign to help make the biopic of jazz musician and multi-talented artist Miles Davis.  As of today, the film has garnered […]

Is chasing a thug good for your love life?

Is chasing a thug good for your love life?

The media plays a huge role in determining what we want out of our lives and out of our relationships.  Black people are fed specific imagery that sometimes glorifies thugs and athletes over regular, hard-working men, and there are some who feel that these messages are harmful to young women seeking mates. But is it […]

Trolley driver said black men stabbed and shot him, but he was lying

Trolley driver said black men stabbed and shot him, but he was lying

Reported by Liku Zelleke Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl has said that an RTA bus driver who claimed that three black teenagers shot and stabbed him is lying. Biehl said that key elements of Rickey Wagner’s story could not have occurred as he had described them, leading to a deeper investigation into the situation. On […]

John “Hennry” Harris: Is this thuggish heart throb actually gay?

John “Hennry” Harris:  Is this thuggish heart throb actually gay?

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Traditionally it is men who are always being bashed for being shallow and basing a women’s worth by her looks and looks alone.  The mugshot of a felon shows that women can be just as shallow as their male counterparts. The Stockton Police department unexpectedly sparked a social media frenzy when […]

BOSS Sports | Top prospect Joel Embiid breaks foot and needs surgery days before draft

BOSS Sports | Top prospect Joel Embiid breaks foot and needs surgery days before draft

by Jeff Lightsy Jr. Kansas Freshman Center Joel Embiid has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot according to ESPN. Embiid is one of the top prospects in the 2014 NBA draft and before the injury was a sure fire top 3 pick. Now, with this injury his draft stock is set to fall. […]

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

Reported by Liku Zelleke According to his representative, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is doing well and has been upgraded to “fair condition”, from the previous “critical but stable condition”, which he says is a great improvement. Lewis Kay added, “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” Morgan was hospitalized on June […]

BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

The recent scandal involving form North Carolina Tarheel Rashad McCants was an embarrassing black eye to the university.  McCants claimed that, despite the fact that he rarely went to class, the university showered him with false academic honors.  The incident led to the blasting of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and the […]

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

Do you think that black people are too likely to want to become entertainers and athletes?  A lot of people feel that these activities are destructive in the lives of young black men, drawing them away from their books toward false dreams of fame and fortune.  Education and business ownership are the two greatest keys […]

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

  Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its […]

The Internet clowns LeBron James for crying after getting spanked

The Internet clowns LeBron James for crying after getting spanked

LeBron James has been the subject of much ridicule after losing in high fashion to the San Antonio Spurs in just five games of a seven game series.   Social media can be cruel, and people have ripped into LeBron James for doing a whole lot more crying than winning. Images of James in tears during […]

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