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Kiera Wilmot made an honest mistake, but the police were trying to throw away her life with a felony. After the community stood up for the girl, the charges were dropped, and she was allowed to move on with her life. Well, her greatness is really starting to shine, as she was recently granted [...]
Rapper Tyler, the Creator is clearly not pleased with PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his ridiculously odd Mountain Dew commercial that has been revered as “arguably the most racist commercial in history” by reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dr. Watkins’ commentary about the commercial sparked a nationwide conversation about Mountain Dew’s decision to partner [...]
Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Byron Price explain how all of us are affected by prison rape and mass incarceration. Click to watch.
Professor Belinda Wallace at The University of New Mexico asks whether black people are truly free. We signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but most of us don’t feel that we’ve gotten the freedom we deserve. You can listen to the conversation here.
Is it Ok for a woman to dress sexy in the workplace? Dr. Boyce Watkins and the Reelationship Guide discuss this issue in the latest episode of Financial Lovemaking 101. Take a listen by following this link.
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 [...]
by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I heard one of my esteemed colleagues, Michael Eric Dyson, throw out the possibility that President Obama’s poor debate performance may have to do with his race. Dyson argues that the stigma of being labeled “an angry black man” may have caused the president to hold back when he [...]
by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I sat on a Congressional Black Caucus panel for the Janks Morton film “Hoodwinked,” starring myself, along with Marc Lamont Hill, Jawanza Kunjufu, Steve Perry and Ivory Toldson. One of the men on the panel was Dr. Bryant Marks of Morehouse College, a highly-respected scholar who focuses on the success [...]
by Dr. Boyce Watkins Newsone.com is reporting that the popular Steve Harvey film, “Think Like a Man,” was never banned in France. The banning had been originally reported by numerous websites, including BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, HelloBeautiful and Your Black World. This shows what can happen when one website after another picks up on faulty information. [...]
A curtain falls on one act and rises on another. Such has been the continuous narrative for Magic Johnson, who 20-plus years after receiving what was feared to be an immutable death sentence is not only alive but seemingly larger than life. Through the years, Magic Johnson has had a social impact, long after he [...]
In this video, Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins about the recent revelation that Michelle Obama drew up divorce papers against Barack Obama and planned to leave him in the year 2000. Does that make her a bad wife or a normal one? The video is below:
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com A new book says that in the year 2000, Michelle Obama prepared divorce papers that were going to be used to part ways with her husband, Barack. The new book, “The Amateur” by former New York Times Magazine Editor Edward Klein, also claims that some of Barack’s friends felt that [...]
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldPaula Smith, owner of the company Stickatude.com, says that the anti-Obama campaign sticker that says “Don’t Re-Nig 2012″ isn’t racist. During an interview with Forbes.com, Smith innocently claims that the bumper sticker was not a reference to the president’s ethnicity, and was simply meant to say that [...]
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.