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The Hampton dropout who is now a department chair: Dr Carey Latimore

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Carey Latimore, chair of the History Department at Trinity University. Dr. Latimore talks about how he went from being a dropout of Hampton University to later becoming a highly-respected scholar. Additionally, Dr. Latimore talks about intellectual freedom and the ability of scholars to disagree without becoming disagreeable. The interview also talks about the importance of black scholarly mentors and how so…

Dr Boyce Watkins & S. Tia Brown: Jamal Bryant, “These hoes ain’t loyal”

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In this episode of Financial Lovemaking, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss Pastor Jamal Bryant’s remarks in church. During a recent sermon called “My enemy’s worst nightmare,” the pastor used the term “these hoes ain’t loyal,” which led to controversy. This builds a conversation about the relationship between the black church and it’s congregations, and whether black women are duped by pastors who give messages that might be degrading….

Dr Cornel West: America has become Morally Obscene

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The New Paradigm forum in Brooklyn New York was absolutely explosive.  In an historic meeting of leading black scholars and thinkers, the forum spoke to a jam packed auditorium filled with black people seeking a better day for their community.  The scholars at the event provided a wealth of information and specific action steps designed to make black America stronger and better for the future. The participants in the event…

Jay-Z, Solange and keeping the right people around you

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In this Financial Lovemaking episode, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss the fight between Jay-Z and Solange Knowles.  The focus is not on the gossip behind it all, but on what we can learn about protecting ourselves from people who might be harmful to have in your life. What do you think?  Can a man be abused as well as a woman? Is it ever ok to put…

Mass graves, internment camps, no compensation: The story of Black Wall Street

Mass graves, internment camps, no compensation: The story of Black Wall Street

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Have you ever thought carefully or learned the real story of Black Wall Street?  The atrocities are countless, and the state of Oklahoma has yet to pay reparations.  In this interview, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with an historian who tells the story in grave detail.  Scores of deaths, loss of businesses and even people of color being put in internment camps make up the story that is almost never told….

Dr Boyce Watkins: How black people enable the Donald Sterlings of the World

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins talks about the debacle of Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers.  Watkins says that black people ask for this kind of treatment because of their unwillingness to challenge racists when they show themselves to be biased in the first place.  There is also a pattern shown by Sterling that represents the consistent disrespect received by African Americans in the workplace and outside of…

Donald Sterling wasn’t punished for being a racist; he was punished for admitting it

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins discusses the decision by the NBA to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.  But there are a few questions to ask about this: Why did it take Sterling’s admission of his racism for him to be punished?  There is a long track record of Sterling’s racism, yet the NAACP was willing to give him an award for it. Why didn’t the NAACP speak…

Dr Boyce Watkins: How Donald Sterling bought the NAACP’s loyalty

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This video makes you ask a few questions, starting with:  What is the NAACP doing giving Lifetime Achievement Awards to Donald Sterling?  Sterling is the Los Angeles Clippers owner who is now infamous for telling his girlfriend that he didn’t want black people coming to his games.  In the midst of the firestorm are revelations that the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has given Sterling awards in the past…

Louis Farrakhan talks about increases in gun purchases in the US

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Minister Louis Farrakhan about the film, “Django Unchained.”  In the video, Min. Farrakhan says that the film could increase racial tension and possibly cause a race war.  He also says that the country is facing the threat of instability, since there are now more guns than people in the United States. This leads to the question:  What do you think of Louis…

Financial Lovemaking: Should a man automatically be in control of the finances?

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  Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown ask whether it makes sense to automatically put a man in control of the finances of a relationship.  Does it make sense for a man to be able to control everything that happens financially in your home?  Maybe it doesn’t make sense if the man is not financially responsible.  But millions of couples every year have serious problems in their relationships and…

Dr Boyce Watkins: Does Reality TV cause black women to bully each other?

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  Most of us watch reality TV and see the impact that it has on our society.  But there is a deeper question:  Does it impact young black women and the way they think about themselves or the world?  This question isn’t asked very much, since black women are sometimes left out of the conversation when discussing matters of importance to our society and to the African American community. In…

Dr Boyce Watkins: What every black man must know in order to survive

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  This is an excerpt of the popular lecture series, “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment,” by Dr Boyce Watkins.  Dr Watkins is a leading advocate for African Americans and speaks truth with the kind of raw form that is rare among public scholars today.  Though he struggled in high school, Dr. Watkins was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the…

Racist? Why is Lupita Nyong’o being warned to avoid Tyler Perry films?

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People have warned Lupita Nyong’o to avoid Tyler Perry films for being “degrading.”  But do you really believe that white Hollywood is going to be more respectful to her image than Tyler Perry films?  Dr Boyce Watkins discusses the matter with Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses.  Check it out. [leadplayer_vid id=”5347905BF2C2C”]

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

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We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions…

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:…