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Phaedra Parks Husband Might go to Prison: Where Did She Go Wrong?

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Phaedra Parks is a respected attorney and star of the hit TV show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  For quite some time, the public couldn’t quite understand her relationship with her husband, Apollo Nida.   Phaedra was a definite “who’s who” in Atlanta, especially in legal circles.  She was a respected attorney with deep connections and even deeper pockets, at least that’s what we were led to believe.   [leadplayer_vid…

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

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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…

This Man Hung Up On James Brown When He Offered Him A Job

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When legendary entertainer James Brown called you, you were expected to answer. Why? Because it was James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Well, that wasn’t the case for Lee King (initially). As a matter of fact, when Brown called King who was 17-years-old at the time, King hung up on him twice. At 17-years-old, King had received a scholarship to go to an electrical engineering…

Dr. King’s Daughter Wants The Violence To Stop

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By Britt L Although his actual birthday landed on Wednesday of last week, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is nationally celebrated today, January 20. Whether you’re gathering around an entertainment system to watch King, the 1978 mini-series or Our Friend, Martin with your children, today is the day to remember and appreciate the man who gave so much of his life in an attempt to make the world a better place for…

Jamaican Bobsled Team Makes The Winter Olympics!

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon are the two men who make up Jamaica’s two-man bobsled team. They qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. This is the first time a Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Winter Olympics since 2002. Many people became familiar with Jamaican bobsled through the movie Cool Runnings. “The Disney movie told the somewhat fictionalized story of how the Caribbean…

What’s Next for Jahi McMath? Her Family Finds Out Soon

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl on a ventilator has been declared brain dead by doctors. Her case reached the California Superior Court in an effort to have her body transferred to another facility. The court did say that her body could be transferred to another facility. The coroner for Alameda County issued a death certificate for Jahi. The date of death was December 12, 2013…

Actress from “Motown The Musical” Discusses Her Battle with Cancer

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III “Earlier this year, Valisia LeKae made a splash on The Great White Way in what many thought was to be the role of her lifetime as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical. A little over six months after the Berry Gordy-produced show became one of Broadway’s biggest box-office hits of 2013, the Tony Award-nominated performer discovered she had ovarian cancer.” Clearly, this was something that…

Why Don’t Katherine Jackson’s Relatives Want Her To Take Care Of Michael’s Kids?

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By Brandon Simmons According to Eurweb.com, TJ Jackson, nephew of deceased pop star Michael Jackson, has asked a judge to dismiss a petition challenging his guardianship over Jackson’s three children. The petition was filed by Anthony Jackson II, who is the grandnephew of Joseph and Katherine, a distant cousin of TJ who filed his own documents to claim guardianship. It is unclear as to why Anthony has filed for guardianship…

Dr. Boyce: What Black Athletes and KFC Chickens Have in Common

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks about the state of black athletes and why many of them are similar to KFC Chickens or cattle who are bred and raised for one purpose.  Do you agree?  Do too many athletes live in a state o bliss without the intellectual tools to be productive members of the black community?     [leadplayer_vid id=”52B124DE067E1″]

‘Stunned’ and ‘Cheated’ Jurors in Michael Jackson Death Trial

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by Barry Burch Jr. It took six months to receive a verdict in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial; and now, three months after that the four jurors involved are saying they feel cheated.  Why?  The outcome is not to their liking.  They claim to have been misled by the verdict form. When the trial came to a close in November, it was AEG Live, a concert promoter hired by Jackson’s family that was victorious.  His mother and children are…

Achievement Gap Narrows for African American Students in South Carolina Schools

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By Lillian Armstead – Narrowing the achievement gap for African American students is of great concern for school district officials in South Carolina, according to Dr. Nancy McGinley, District Superintendent for Charleston County.  Student achievement has increased as demonstrated by higher graduation rates and higher literacy scores. Statistics point to a 10% increase in the number of African American graduates over a five year time frame, states Corey Davis. In…

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Min. Louis Farrakhan: Black People Must Support Each Other Economically

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This video is part of the New Paradigm tour, which has gone to New York, Chicago and Washington DC.  To support the tour, please consider buying a copy of the DVD at a discount price by clicking this link.  The education you receive will last forever.   [leadplayer_vid id=”52976C9CDDB8C”] Special Bonus:  Buy now and receive a 15% discount.  Just use the code 15%off at checkout.   Get empowered Now!!!

Dr. Conrad Murray Says He Held Michael Jackson’s P*enis Every Night and Put Condoms on for Him

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Holding another man’s junk may be considered to be the ultimate sign of complete loyalty.  Dr. Conrad Murray is giving his whole entire side of the story in the saga of Michael Jackson and some of the details are a bit “TMI.” During an interview with the Daily Mail, Murray literally said that he held Michael’s private parts when he would perform medical procedures for him every night. “You want…

Dr. Boyce Speaks with Doshon Farad: Why America Wants to Destroy Black Boys

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Doshon Farad talk about the hard work being done to keep black men from reaching their potential. [leadplayer_vid id=”5293040CD84D8″] Join Dr. Boyce Watkins, Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Towanna Freeman, Etan Thomas and Janks Morton for the New Paradigm forum to be held in Washington DC on 12/1.   You can learn more here.   

Dr. Steve Perry: How He Rose Out of the Projects to Become America’s Most Trusted Educator

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Dr. Steve Perry explains that education is the best way to free black people.   He tells his story after being selected as one of the Root 100. [leadplayer_vid id=”5293019CB457E”]