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Funeral Program For Malcolm Shabazz Released

Funeral Program For Malcolm Shabazz Released

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Two days after the birthday of iconic human rights leader, El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X), his grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, was buried next to him and his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz, at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY, according to a statement released by Shabazz family spokesperson, Terrie Williams. NewsOne has obtained his funeral program. “Malcolm Shabazz was laid to rest today, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:30 AM near his grandparents…

Teen Who Was Expelled From School For Science Explosion Receives Full Scholarship U.S. Space Academy

Teen Who Was Expelled From School For Science Explosion Receives Full Scholarship U.S. Space Academy

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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 several extraordinary opportunities through scholarship offers she has received. Dr. Boyce Watkins recently wrote about…

Board of Education Member Defends use of the N-WORD! He Says MLK Used It In His Letter From Birmingham

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Huffington Post reported that Kansas Education Board member Steve Roberts defended himself on Tuesday after facing criticism over his use of a racial slur at a mid-April meeting while arguing that his colleagues were embracing standards that were too “politically correct.” Roberts first addressed his concerns to Ben Scott, past president of the Topeka NAACP and author of the education standards under consideration. He spoke about how the standards might be…

Tyler the Creator discusses Mountain Dew commercial controversy started by academic scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins.

Tyler, the Creator Discusses Controversial Mountain Dew Commercial, Disses Dr. Boyce Watkins

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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 with controversial rappers, as Lil Wayne also has an endorsement with the beverage and is…

Tyler the Creator reached out to Dr. Boyce Watkins after PepsiCo pulled the plug on his commercial.

Rapper Tyler the Creator Reaches Out to Mountain Dew Commercial Critic Via Twitter

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Following PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his absurd Mountain Dew commercial after reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins dubbed it to be ‘the most racist commercial in history,’ rapper Tyler the Creator of Odd Future took to his Twitter page to contact Dr. Watkins and let him know he’d like to talk to him. “I Would Love To Have A Convo With @drboycewatkins1” reads Tyler the Creator’s Twitter message….

New Julius Erving Documentary To Air In June

New Julius Erving Documentary To Air In June

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An upcoming documentary will look at the life and career of Julius Erving, on the 30th anniversary of his only NBA championship. “The Doctor” will air on NBA TV on June 10, between games of the NBA Finals. The 90-minute program features rare footage from his ABA career. Dr. J later came to the NBA and helped the Philadelphia 76ers win the 1983 title. One of basketball’s best-known high flyers, the Hall…

Dr. Boyce & Dr. Byron Price:  How Black Women are Harmed by Prison Rape and Mass Incarceration

Dr. Boyce & Dr. Byron Price: How Black Women are Harmed by Prison Rape and Mass Incarceration

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Byron Price explain how all of us are affected by prison rape and mass incarceration. Click to watch. 

It’s Time For The Real House Wives Of Atlanta Reunion (Teaser Alert!)

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Bravo and Andy Cohen are joining forces to market one of the network’s highest grossing reality series. The two entities are working to build up a lot of anticipation for the three part season reunion show. The show will begin the airing April 7th, and Andy is giving viewers lots of hints and surprises to look forward to. Straight from the A reports: While many feel that the recent lawsuit…

Students Don’t Want Ben Carson As Commencement Speaker Because Of Gay Remarks

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The man once known for his brilliant achievements as a world renowned neurosurgeon is now getting attention for a completely difference reason. Dr. Ben Carson has been on a controversy streak with his latest comments about gay marriage. He has also had no reservations when sharing his many other conservative views. Atlanta Black Star reports:  Dr. Ben Carson has angered supporters of gay marriage with comments on Fox News that appear…

Michael Jackson’s Family, Kids Want $40 Billion in Wrongful Death Suit

Michael Jackson’s Family, Kids Want $40 Billion in Wrongful Death Suit

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There might be a boatload of money exchanging hands in the wrongful death lawsuit of the late Michael Jackson.  According to TMZ, the family is suing for $40 billion dollars, which is a huge chunk of money.  They defendant in the suit is AEG Live, an entertainment company that hired Dr. Conrad Murray. Dr. Murray is the man who was convicted of killing Michael and some blame Michael’s addiction to…

Kendrick Lamar Defies The Industry, Requests a Dark-Skinned Model

Kendrick Lamar Defies The Industry, Requests a Dark-Skinned Model

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By Staff Hip Hop star Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, who goes by just his first two names, is a different kind of rapper. And unlike Drake, Lil Wayne, Wale and scores of other artists who typically feature lighter-skinned or European-type models in their videos, Lamar has challenged the status quo by requesting a dark-skinned model, Brittany Sky for this Poetic Justice music video. The Compton, California native wanted to do something…

Are Black People Truly Free?  Prof. Belinda Wallace Speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins

Are Black People Truly Free? Prof. Belinda Wallace Speaks with Dr. Boyce Watkins

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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. 

Financial Lovemaking 101:  Is It OK for Women to Dress Sexy in the Workplace or is it a Distraction?

Financial Lovemaking 101: Is It OK for Women to Dress Sexy in the Workplace or is it a Distraction?

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  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. 

Dr. Boyce: Does Reality TV Inspire a Generation of Young, Female Bullies?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I find myself consistently fascinated at how angry and ugly women can be on Vh-1 reality shows. Rather than attempting to understand the inner beauty that makes a human being lovable, too many seem to think that attraction comes down to long hair, a short dress and a shapely backside. The women on these reality shows actually scare me. They seem determined to remain consistently angry at someone…

Lifetime’s “Betty & Coretta” Set To Premier February 2nd

Lifetime’s “Betty & Coretta” Set To Premier February 2nd

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Here’s your exclusive first look at Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett and nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta”. The film, premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8.7c, will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige) as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands’ tragic assassinations. “Betty & Coretta”…