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Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

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…

Zimmerman should turn himself into the police

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In this video, I talk about why Zimmerman should turn himself into the police. With the way Zimmerman has been painted as a racist who hunted and slaughtered Trayvon Martin, he should help clear his name by turning himself in. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAcMWP2vls0&w=420&h=315]

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

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    I was reading this blog post from the Harvard Business Review about the tendacy to become depressed during a job hunt. In the article, a lot of the advice that the author gave applies to entrepreneurship as well. There is an inherent amount of volatility when you have your own business and sometimes it can be hard to stomach. I’ve been there and I’m sure all other entrepreneurs…

Julianne Malveaux Explains Why She Left Bennett College

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 When I went to Bennett College for Women in 2007, I declared that I was “on fire” for the institution.  I still am.  And I also yield to the biblical verse that says for everything there is a season, a time for everything unto heaven.  I had a season to build four buildings in four years, to increase enrollment, to influence curriculum shifts, and to assemble an awesome senior team,…

Expert Advice: How to Get Married and Stay that Way (Video)

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with George James, a relationship counselor.  James describes the steps to finding and keeping a healthy marriage.    

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. 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…

Towanna Freeman: Do You Know Who You Are? (Video)

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In this  video, Dr. Towanna Freeman speaks with Nick Dillon about “finding your frame of reference”    

Tyra Banks Gets Harvard Degree, Way To Go Tyra

Tyra Banks Gets Harvard Degree, Way To Go Tyra

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  Supermodel Tyra Banks tweeted yesterday that she had finally gotten her business degree from the Harvard Business School. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is now the recipient of an Ivy League degree at the age of 38. Banks, who had originally given up college for modeling, said that she owed it to herself to finish school. Banks posted a picture on Twitter, taken by her mother, of her posing…

Sil Lai Abrams: Marriage is Dead

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Marriage, in the “traditional” sense, is dead. It died long before Kim Kardashian’s 76 days of “holy” matrimony to Kris Humphries and in spite of the Obamas connubial bliss shining as a beacon of marital hope from the White House. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 44% of Milennials, 43% of Gen Xers, and 35% of the Baby Boomers surveyed believe that traditional marriage is rapidly becoming obsolete.  AndU.S. Census statistics are…

Dr. Boyce: Five Things Black People Learned from Don Cornelius

Dr. Boyce: Five Things Black People Learned from Don Cornelius

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    Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, “Soul Train.”  There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.   I thought about Cornelius for a bit this morning and wanted to share five things that black people can learn from the master of soul:…

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

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    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama “put colleges and universities on notice.” Find a way to stop tuition from going up, he told them, or risk losing federal aid money. Following up on that charge, Obama put forward a proposal on Friday at the University of Michigan that, if passed, would tie federal campus-based aid programs to tuition policies for the first time in…

College Course On Beyonce Offered At Rutgers University

College Course On Beyonce Offered At Rutgers University

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    Beyonce is just the latest celeb to have a course named after her.  Kevin Allred, a doctoral student at Rutgers’ Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, is now teaching a class called “Politicizing Beyoncé.”   We’re not sure why he thinks that Beyonce could be political, but he thinks that the class could be a go. “This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she…