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Dr Boyce Watkins: Black people must stand up to toxic hip-hop

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks about the importance of black people speaking up about toxic hip-hop music and harmful media. Dr Watkins explains that negative messages affect the thinknig of our children, and that the music only promotes the increased dysfunction that has occurred in black America over the last 40 years. He mentions the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration, but also discusses the struggles of the…

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…

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…

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…