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Dr. Boyce: 5 Things that Must Happen in the Year 2012

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Every year around this time, I start to reflect on life, sometimes my own. I think about the past, the present and the future. I think about things that could have happened, things that shouldn’t have happened, things that probably will happen and also the stuff that definitely won’t happen. I think about the fact that there are 8,760 hours in a year…

Your Black Politics: Julianne Malveaux Gives Credit to President Obama for His Recent Victory

Your Black Politics: Julianne Malveaux Gives Credit to President Obama for His Recent Victory

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux – President, Bennett College for Women I had an elderly relative who used to say, “We have to give due where due is due”. Of course she meant “credit where credit is due”, but she was so old and so engaging, that instead of ever correcting her, I often imitated her mangled remark. I thought of her last week when President Obama, standing firm,…

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

Dr. Boyce and Yvette Carnell: Air Jordan Mania and Black People – Over the Top?

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    Most of you saw the recent insanity over the release of the new Air Jordans.  When black people are lining up around the block to spend money that they dont’ have on shoes that cost $12 to make, is there a point where we have to stop and say “enough is enough?” In a very candid conversation on the topic, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Your Black World…

Fox News Calls Pres. Obama a “Skinny Ghetto Crackhead”

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Hold you breath and your nose for this one.  In what might be considered the most insulting and racist language used in the history of cable news, a Fox News commentator said that President Obama looks like a “skinny ghetto crackhead.”  The remarks were made by Brent Bozell, a conservative commentator with the network. The… [Continue Reading on JustKhaotic]        

Dr. Boyce: What I’d Like to Get Black People for Christmas

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi I’m not big on giving gifts at Christmas, Kwanzaa or anything else.  The holiday season has become so distorted that our children now think that Jesus was born at Wal-Mart.  I believe in giving gifts of love and upliftment (which kinda makes my kids hate me sometimes).  So, in this holiday season, I thought I’d give a gift of love to you.  Forgive…

Dr. Boyce: How Black America Has Changed Because of the Obama Presidency | The Boyce Blog

Dr. Boyce: How Black America Has Changed Because of the Obama Presidency | The Boyce Blog

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Someone forwarded me an email the other day about President Barack Obama. Viral emails about the Obama family have become an industry within themselves, with millions of black folks hanging on every word, event or insult being thrust at the Black American royal family. Will and Jada were once the best we had, and now they have to ride in the…

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

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by Yvette Carnell, Your Black Politics     Doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, for the wrong person requires a particular aptitude for homing in on a coalescing mix of unfortunate events and latching on.  It would seem that few people have a knack for enjoining themselves to such perfect storms the way J.C. Watts does.Just as Newt Gingrich’s numbers begin to bottom out, J.C. Watts pulls up…

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

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    by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be forced to carry the child to term? What would make such a situation fair and…

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

Dr. Boyce: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama “The Best Food Stamp President in History”

Dr. Boyce: Newt Gingrich Calls Obama “The Best Food Stamp President in History”

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World, Scholarship in Action Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich has some interesting views on both President Obama and the food stamp program.  First, Gingrich believes that President Obama is the “best food stamp president in history,” since, according to Newt, there are 47 million Americans on food stamps.  Secondly, Gingrich seems to think that you can use food stamps to pay…

Raynard Jackson: Cain Was Not Able

Raynard Jackson: Cain Was Not Able

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    by Raynard Jackson Former presidential candidate, Herman Cain, proved that despite a load of God given talent, he was unable to be a serious contender for the highest office in the land. In the immortal words of former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, “to every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work;…

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s responsibility? I’m sorry ladies, but this issue warrants a good airing out. For my part,…

Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Off About Newt Gingrich’s ‘Poor Kids’ Comments

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Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

Julianne Malveaux: The Painful Consequences of Bullying Among Children

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    by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President – Bennett College for Women I hope you watched Extreme Home Makeover on December 2, as I did.  For me it was an opportunity of pride, as Bennett student Dominique Walker was featured, with her family, for a trip to Los Angeles, and a home upgrade.  Why?  Because her family remained in pain because their 11 year old brother killed himself after vicious…

dr boyce watkins and george james discuss the concept of the financial abortion

If a Woman Can Choose to Abort a Child, Can a Man Choose Not to Pay?

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Some women’s rights groups say that a woman can decide whether or not to abort a child without any intervention from the father.  If that’s the case, can the father then choose whether or not he’d like to participate in the financial responsibility that comes with raising that child? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and relationship counselor George James discuss the concept of the “Financial abortion.”  What’s the…