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Dr. Boyce:  How Obama Has Kept Republicans Off-Balance and Ignorant

Dr. Boyce: How Obama Has Kept Republicans Off-Balance and Ignorant

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    Republicans don’t excite me very much, but it seems that we have to at least acknowledge them. The party has become, in recent years, an even worse example of politics gone scary.  The right wing opposition to having a black liberal in the White House has led to some illogical decision-making and an intense desire to cut off noses to spite one’s face.  Super Tuesday is an example…

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi Janelle Harris wrote an interesting article at Essence.com discussing stereotypes of black mothers in America.   The title of the article was quite compelling: “Black Moms Do More Than Cook, Cuss and Beat their Kids.” Like everyone else, I thought back to the women who’ve influenced me in my life, namely my mother, aunts and grandmothers.   Yes, they all cooked, a lot.  I…

Dyson, Watkins Debate The State of Hip Hop at Brown University

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins debates with Michael Eric Dyson on whether or not hip hop artists should be held accountable for their words.  The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement:    

Dr. Boyce: Black Professionals Get Hammered by the “Bait” of Artificial Opportunity

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I once knew a famous rapper.  We don’t talk much anymore, since all the booty and bling have distracted him.  But that’s beside the point. A few years ago, the rapper and I were talking about women and relationships.   That was when he introduced me to a concept he called, “the bait.”  According to my friend, he was never going to get married.  He feared losing his money in a…

Dr. Boyce: How Does Pres. Obama Fit Into Black History?

Dr. Boyce: How Does Pres. Obama Fit Into Black History?

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    For many centuries, the epitome of African American achievement has been to become the first black president.  We once talked about it like it was the impossible dream, or the ultimate sign that we have arrived.  Well, Barack Obama didn’t just talk about the dream, he went out and turned it into a reality. So, here we are, with the keys to the Oval Office.  When the Obamas…

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Steps Down as President Of Bennett College

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Dr. Julianne Malveaux is now stepping down as President of Bennett College.  The historically black, all-women’s college is losing one of the nation’s most respected economists, writers and leaders with this decision, but the move appears to be the right one for Dr. Malveaux. “Five years is the longest time I’ve ever held a job inmy life,” Malveaux said in a statement. “And while I…

Dr. Boyce: Omarosa an Ordained Minister? Lord Help Us All

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Reality TV star Omarosa O. Manigault has recently been ordained as a minister after serving as assistant pastor at the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.   She was approved unanimously for the post, with everyone on the ordination committee apparently more concerned with Omarosa’s celebrity status than her actual integrity. After being rewarded the keys to heaven, Omarosa had this to say:  ”This is the day that the Lord has made, I…

Fall Behind on Your Child Support, You Could Lose All of Your Income (Video)

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss recent administrative changes that could lead to those who are behind on child support to lose all of their income.  The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

Dr. Boyce Video: Mentorship of Black Boys is Critical to Saving Black America

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks with Attorney Karen Wallace out of Chicago.  The conversation centers on the importance of mentoring black boys to save our families and our community.  The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement:      

Dr. Boyce: My Two Cents on Michael Eric Dyson

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses his interaction with Michael Eric Dyson during their debate on the state of hip hop at Brown University.   The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement.

Dr. Boyce: Why You Black People No Longer Need Affirmative Action

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For the sake of deviating from tradition, I thought I’d try to peer into the mind of a racist.  Doing so took me to the hotly-debated topic of Affirmative Action, which is going before the Supreme Court this week.  I am a product of affirmative action.  Although I am a pretty well-educated dude, I sincerely doubt that Syracuse University would have let me in after not hiring any other African…

Should R. Kelly Have Been Performing at the Funeral of the Late Whitney Houston?

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Christopher House ask whether or not R. Kelly should have been performing at the funeral of the late Whitney Houston.

Dr. Boyce Video: What Black Kids Are Learning from Rappers

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the six lessons that black kids are learning from rappers on the radio. The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

Dr. Boyce: How Bobby and Whitney Fell for the Same Economic Trap

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the death of Whitney Houston and the financial challenges being faced by her estate. The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

Dr. Boyce: Roland Martin, GLAAD and How Weve Learned to Become Oppressors

Dr. Boyce: Roland Martin, GLAAD and How Weve Learned to Become Oppressors

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Roland Martin of CNN and TV One fame was thrust into the middle of boiling hot sauce after the Super Bowl for some remarks he made on Twitter.   Finding himself offended by an ad featuring a nearly nude David Beckham, Martin decided to make a “lil jokey-joke” out of the situation:“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out…