Logo

News Tab

Tag : black males

BOSS Sports | Dr. Boyce: 4 reasons you may not want your son to play football

Read More

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I grew up loving the sport of football.  I used to dream that one day, if I worked hard enough, I’d have a chance to run with the greats of the NFL.  After all, I was the second fastest kid in my class, I watched every game every Sunday, and I was able to run over the other kids in my neighborhood when we played in…

How the sports lottery is destroying the black male community

Read More

Damario Solomon Simmons is the managing partner of Solomon Simmons Sharrock & Associates, Director of Oklahoma’s largest legal diversity program, and an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma’s African & African-American Studies Program. Like many young, black men who grow up in low-income, single parent households, his long time dream was to play in the NFL, but that dream was cut short when he tore his ACL during his…

Did you know: Fatherless men are 20 times more likely to end up in prison?

Read More

Damario Solomon-Simmons isn’t a man of talk.  Sure, he can tell you a few things that will get your attention, including the fact that black males are twenty times more likely to go to prison when they don’t have a father’s guidance.  But he also has an interest in acting upon this information rather than simply dwelling on it. Damario is getting together with several other black men to put…

Dr. Boyce:  George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

Dr. Boyce: George Zimmerman is not your son’s greatest enemy – It can also be his brother

Read More

by Dr. Boyce Watkins We sometimes think that the greatest enemies of black males are men like George Zimmerman.  But honestly, I don’t agree.   Sometimes, the greatest enemies to black male survival and success can be other black men.  There are some men who are so misguided in their thinking that they seek to harm the spirit and potential of their brother, infecting them with the mental illness that…

Black UCLA Student Addresses The Lack Of Diversity At His Institution In Spoken Word Piece That Goes Viral

Black UCLA Student Addresses The Lack Of Diversity At His Institution In Spoken Word Piece That Goes Viral

Read More

By: Britt L In the wake of the affirmative action debates in California and other states, a group of minority males who attend the University of California, Los Angeles created a spoken word piece, addressing the lack of diversity at their elite institution. In the video, UCLA student Sy Stokes speaks candidly and features sobering statistics about the dent in diversity at the four-year university. Stokes,  a Junior who identifies…

Mormon Church Changes Scriptures Regarding Ban on Blacks

Mormon Church Changes Scriptures Regarding Ban on Blacks

Read More

The Mormon Church has revised scriptures that were previously used to justify a ban on black men serving within the church. A new edition of the scriptures was released on March 1 now mentions that Mormon prophet Joseph Smith ordained black ministers in his time, redacting years of anti-black and pro-slavery messages supported by the church. After Smith’s death, The Mormon Church implemented a ban preventing black men from entering…

Two Minutes and Some Change: Could a Race War Be Around the Corner?

Read More

In this video, Vigalantee The Hip-hopologist talks about the death of Jordan Davis and all the other stuff going on with young black males in America.    Could a race war be around the corner?  Vigalantee says that it could happen. Vigalantee, who hails out of the killing fields of Kansas City, talks about what rappers can do to help the problem.  He also goes into the recent accusation by…

Dr. Boyce: Jay-Z Isn’t a Bad Role Model for Black Business, But There are Others Too

Read More

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Jay-Z is an amazing rapper.  Some think that he’s been in the game for a bit too long, but I don’t agree.  Personally, I think “Jigga” simply reflects the fact that hip-hop itself is aging.  Jazz was once solely the domain of rebellious teenagers, but now you’re sure to hear it playing in every old folk’s home across America.  The same is going to be true…

Melissa Harris-Perry Writes Open Letter about Dead Black Teen in Florida

Read More

Meliss Harris-Perry on MSNBC did a recent segment about the shooting death of Jordan Russell.  Russell was killed by a white man for playing his music too loud, at least that’s what the media is saying.  The case is drawing similarities to Trayvon Martin, since he was also 17-years old when he died. But others are wondering why the deaths of other young black males are not being highlighted, since…

1-in-4 Disenfranchised Youth is an African American Male

Read More

According to a new study by the Social Science Resource Council, one out of every seven American youth between the ages of 16 and 24 is either not working or not in school.  This gives 5.8 million “disconnected youth.” African American youth are worst off, with one-in-five of them being without a job or going to school.  Boys comprise 26 percent of the American total, compared with 19 percent of…