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Dillard University President explains why he had a bone to pick with Dr Dre

Dillard University President explains why he had a bone to pick with Dr Dre

Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough is not a punk.  He’s a man of integrity and one who is willing to engage the world.  He spoke last year in public when hip-hop star Dr. Dre made a massive donation of $70 million dollars to USC.  The gift is a nice one and would go toward sustaining […]

Immortalized by Denzel on Screen, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies at the age of 76

Immortalized by Denzel on Screen, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies at the age of 76

by Brandon Simmons Former boxing champion, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has passed away at the age of 76 from complications of prostate cancer. Carter was a famous boxer in the 70’s but is more known for being wrongfully convicted of murder. The conviction occurred at the tail end of his career in 1966 but eventually the […]

Dr Boyce Watkins: What every black man must know in order to survive

Dr Boyce Watkins: What every black man must know in order to survive

  This is an excerpt of the popular lecture series, “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment,” by Dr Boyce Watkins.  Dr Watkins is a leading advocate for African Americans and speaks truth with the kind of raw form that is rare among public scholars today.  Though he struggled in high school, Dr. Watkins was […]

Sidney Poitier saved Denzel Washington from his most racist role ever

Sidney Poitier saved Denzel Washington from his most racist role ever

This video with Denzel Washington reminds you of how some things can change in an instant.  If you make the wrong decisions early in your career, they can haunt you forever.  This video knocked our socks off when we saw it, and it’s great to see Denzel be so candid about racism.  It’s amazing.  

Al Sharpton explains his mafia and FBI involvement to Arsenio

Al Sharpton explains his mafia and FBI involvement to Arsenio

Al Sharpton has been under a tremendous amount of pressure this week after it was revealed that he worked with the FBI after being caught in the middle of a drug deal in the 1980s.  Sharpton is saying that the mafia associates that he sent to prison were not his friends, but others are saying […]

Racist? Why is Lupita Nyong’o being warned to avoid Tyler Perry films?

Racist? Why is Lupita Nyong’o being warned to avoid Tyler Perry films?

People have warned Lupita Nyong’o to avoid Tyler Perry films for being “degrading.”  But do you really believe that white Hollywood is going to be more respectful to her image than Tyler Perry films?  Dr Boyce Watkins discusses the matter with Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses.  Check it out.

Pharell gets with a German composer to do the “Spiderman 2″ soundtrack

Pharell gets with a German composer to do the “Spiderman 2″ soundtrack

By Liku Zelleke “The Amazing Spider-man 2” is about to get a soundtrack that promises to be out of this world. Director Marc Webb and the famed composer Hans Zimmer have brought together a group like never before. In it is “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams who has, with that single song, managed to rock the […]

Beyonce and Jay-Z hit their sixth year of Marriage: What do they mean for black people?

Beyonce and Jay-Z hit their sixth year of Marriage: What do they mean for black people?

By Liku Zelleke They are perceived by many to be America’s answer to royalty. They certainly have the media’s attention, they probably earn more than some of the world’s monarchs, and they have managed to lead a warm family lifestyle – a big deal when considering the pressures of their intensely busy work schedules. They […]

Mariah Carey Not Pleased With Nick Canon’s ‘w***e-Ish’ Past

Mariah Carey Not Pleased With Nick Canon’s ‘w***e-Ish’ Past

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Singer Nick Canon ran his mouth about his s*x life and now it is open season. The husband of pop star Mariah Carey said his wife was not too pleased about his public comments, even though she is not jealous. “She (Mariah) said to me, ‘Oh yeah, by the way, could […]

Dr Umar Abdullah Johnson “KILL THE N*GGER SO THE AFRICA CAN BE REBORN

Dr Umar Abdullah Johnson “KILL THE N*GGER SO THE AFRICA CAN BE REBORN

We know that Dr. Umar Johnson just doesn’t play.  He doesn’t care about what you think is politically correct.  He isn’t trying to cater to the liberals who expect black people to just go along with the program.  Dr. Johnson has his own beliefs and his own way of caring about black people, whether you […]

Nas and Michael Eric Dyson hold a hip-hop forum for rich white kids

Nas and Michael Eric Dyson hold a hip-hop forum for rich white kids

by Dr. Kimberly Brown Recently, Nas and Michael E. Dyson discussed hip hop.   They sat in a Georgetown lecture hall. The moderator is a professor there. Dyson teaches there. Nas referenced going to “Harvard and meeting Skip Gates” as measures of “progress.” None of the panelists represented a Black institution (record label, school or otherwise).  […]

Dr Boyce Watkins, Steve Perry, Marc Lamont Hill dispel myths about black men in new film

Dr Boyce Watkins, Steve Perry, Marc Lamont Hill dispel myths about black men in new film

“Hoodwinked” is a film that should be a must-see for every person of color in America.  The film asks questions about long-held beliefs about black male graduation and incarceration rates and shows you why everything you’ve been led to believe is wrong.  Filmmaker Janks Morton brings together the top black male scholars in the country […]

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

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. […]

Dr Boyce Watkins speaks to Wendy Williams about Barack Obama

Dr Boyce Watkins speaks to Wendy Williams about Barack Obama

This is an interview that took place a few years ago, but it’s interesting.  Check it out.

Jim Brown calls out Kobe Bryant for being disconnected

Jim Brown calls out Kobe Bryant for being disconnected

Maybe this was a foreshadow.  The great Jim Brown calls out Kobe Bryant for being selfishly disconnected from his community.  Not long after that, Kobe says that he doesn’t care much about the Trayvon Martin case and doesn’t feel the need to support him just because he’s black.  Check it out.  

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