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Dr. Boyce: Bryant Gumbel Works to Free the High Paid Slaves of the NBA

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. I watched curiously as Bryant Gumbel, host of “Real Sports,” referred to NBA Commissioner David Stern as a “modern day overseer.”   The comments rocked the world, probably more so than anything Gumbel has ever said in the past.  Based on Gumbel’s remarks over the years, I quietly suspect that beneath the polished, articulate demeanor lies a Black Panther always waiting to happen….

Martin Luther King Memorial fails to mention the word "black"

Intentional? MLK Memorial Does Not Mention the Words “Racism” or “Black”

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Not meaning to be picky or to challenge those who worked with corporations to fund the Memorial built in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but I had to mention this.  Someone sent me a message today stating that he’d been told during a meeting with the heads of the committee to build the memorial that race and racial inequality had been…

would martin luther king attend his memorial dedication ceremony?

Dr. Boyce: 5 Questions Dr. King Might Ask About His Memorial

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It only makes sense that we show respect for those who have chosen to participate in the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication ceremonies this week. Millions of Americans truly appreciate the legacy of Dr. King, and their involvement in the ceremony is reflective of this sentiment. So, my desire not to participate in the commemoration is out of respect for Dr. King’s principles, but with full understanding of those who…