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

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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 Kentucky.” But I admit that I don’t like that trend. Here’s a better one: I’m…

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

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  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 the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the…

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Stacey Dash Learns: If You’re Black and Don’t Support Obama, You’re Going to be Tortured

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Actress Stacey Dash, best-known for her appearance in the film “Clueless,” is having her core ripped over her recent endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   After mentioning her support for Romney on Twitter, fans went ballistic on Dash, calling her every name in the book. “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future,” Dash tweeted. That’s when the hounds came after her for expressing…

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Ask Black America: Was Obama Afraid of Being Labeled an “Angry Black Man” during the Debates?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I heard one of my esteemed colleagues, Michael Eric Dyson, throw out the possibility that President Obama’s poor debate performance may have to do with his race.  Dyson argues that the stigma of being labeled “an angry black man” may have caused the president to hold back when he should have been taking charge.  It appears that some might believe that the president’s reputation…

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Dear Academia: Stop Telling Me that Black Boys Are Not Important

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I sat on a Congressional Black Caucus panel for the Janks Morton film “Hoodwinked,” starring myself, along with Marc Lamont Hill, Jawanza Kunjufu, Steve Perry and Ivory Toldson.   One of the men on the panel was Dr. Bryant Marks of Morehouse College, a highly-respected scholar who focuses on the success of African American males in his research. Professor Marks and I had a brief conversation…

MyTenSense: This is the stupidest financial advice ever!

MyTenSense: This is the stupidest financial advice ever!

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It’s hard to find a financial advisor you can trust because they get a nice commission when you roll your 401k and investments over to them and many of them seem to be unfazed when you try to reach them to inquire on why your investments are losing value. So how can you tell if you’re choosing the correct financial advisor? Well, hopefully you ask for recommendations from financially-stable relatives…

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20 Yrs with HIV, NY Times Celebrates Magic Johnson’s Continuous Contributions

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A curtain falls on one act and rises on another. Such has been the continuous narrative for Magic Johnson, who 20-plus years after receiving what was feared to be an immutable death sentence is not only alive but seemingly larger than life. Through the years, Magic Johnson has had a social impact, long after he forged a friendship with Larry Bird. For the past few weeks Johnson has been featured…

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Michelle Allegedly Planned to Leave Barack, but Does That Make Her a Bad Wife?

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In this video, Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins about the recent revelation that Michelle Obama drew up divorce papers against Barack Obama and planned to leave him in the year 2000.  Does that make her a bad wife or a normal one?  The video is below:    

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Dr. Boyce: When Michelle Almost Left Barack – What This Tells Us About Love and Life

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com A new book says that in the year 2000, Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers that were going to be used to part ways with her husband, Barack.  The new book, “The Amateur” by former New York Times Magazine Editor Edward Klein, also claims that some of Barack’s friends felt that he might even be suicidal as a result of the split. “After Obama’s humiliating defeat…

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Beyonce Gets Award for Outstanding Journalism, No Kidding

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com It appears that fame can achieve almost anything.  This fact is proven clearly by the decision of the New York Association of Black Journalists to give a writing award to Beyonce Knowles on May 15 of this year.  Bey is being rewarded for her article “Eat, Play, Love,” which appeared in Essence in 2010. In the article, Beyonce describes the “tiny moments,” traveling with her husband…

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Dr. Boyce: Act Like a Brother and Think Like a Man – Having Sex on the First Date

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Ree, The (Ree)lationship Guide recently wrote a very nice article on the reasons that it doesn’t make sense to have sex on the first date.   While the article was very good, I also wanted to give a man’s perspective.   It seems that there are times when we put too much weight on women to make all the hard decisions (no pun intended), but I wanted to explain why men may also…

Dr. Boyce:  Student’s Violent Reaction to Trayvon Martin Sends a Strong Message

Dr. Boyce: Student’s Violent Reaction to Trayvon Martin Sends a Strong Message

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    I watched in shock as a young black woman at Florida Atlantic University FAU became violent in class during a discussion on the death of the late Trayvon Martin.  The student cursed at her classmates and eventually attacked people in the room. Jonatha Carr, a 24-year old student who may have trouble getting back into school, was eventually hauled out of the classroom and put in the back…

Seller of “Re-Nig” Campaign Sticker Says It’s Not Meant to be Racist | Your Black World

Seller of “Re-Nig” Campaign Sticker Says It’s Not Meant to be Racist | Your Black World

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldPaula Smith, owner of the company Stickatude.com, says that the anti-Obama campaign sticker that says “Don’t Re-Nig 2012″ isn’t racist.  During an interview with Forbes.com, Smith innocently claims that the bumper sticker was not a reference to the president’s ethnicity, and was simply meant to say that he’s a bad leader.“According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It…

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Wow: Most Mississippi Republicans Still Think Obama is a Muslim

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President Obama attended a Christian church, the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, for two decades.  If you ask Obama about his religious affiliation, he makes it clear that he’s a Christian.  But for some reason, people in Alabama, Mississippi and other states that have historically hated black people refuse to believe the president’s answer. Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a survey showing that the majority of GOP primary…

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Dr. Boyce & Yvette: 5-Yrs Prison for Sending Your Child to the Wrong School?

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the case of Tonya McDowell, a woman who was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sending her child to a school outside his district. The video is below and the conversation begins after a brief advertisement.