Monday, June 28, 2010

Howard Stern Dogs Oprah For Kissing "Will & Jada's Butt"

Howard Stern Dogs Oprah For Kissing "Will & Jada's Butt"

Friday, June 25, 2010

4-Year Old Flawlessly Dances to Michael Jackson

4 Year Old Flawlessly Dances to Michael Jackson

Congressman says minorities are "not good American People"

Congressman says minorities are "not good American People"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lil Boosie Tied to 6 Murders, Will He Face The Death Penalty

Lil Boosie Tied to 6 Murders, Will He Face The Death Penalty?

Dancing Brazilian Baby

Dancing Brazilian Baby

Hallmark Greeting Card Racist? Tell us What You

Is this Hallmark card racist? ;

Dallas Police Chief's Son Accused of Killing a Cop

The Dallas Chief of Police's son is accused of killing a police officer.

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Single Parenting with Tamika Mallory and Alexis Stodghill on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Single Parenting with Tamika Mallory and Alexis Stodghill on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Social Issues with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Lola Adesioye on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Social Issues with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Lola Adesioye on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Immigration with Dr. Alan Aja and Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Immigration with Dr. Alan Aja and Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis on AOL Black Voices

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About "President Obama's father's day speech" with Rev. Al Sharpton on Keeping it Real.

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About "President Obama's father's day speech" with Rev. Al Sharpton on Keeping it Real. ;

BP Chooses a Black Man to Head It's Claims Process: What Do You Think?

Darryl Willis has been chosen by BP to head the claims process. ;

Is Obama's Fatherhood Commercial Too Feminine for Black Men?

Obama's fatherhood.gov commercial is, shall we say, not the most masculine thing in the world. ;

Black Businesswoman Danielle Douglas and Dr. Boyce Talk Business

Black Businesswoman Danielle Douglas and Dr. Boyce Watkins Discuss Business

CNN Anderson Cooper on June 22: BP Blowout Preventer Was Leaking

CNN Anderson Cooper on June 22: BP Blowout Preventer Was Leaking

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Consider Being a Black Entrepreneur

Danielle Douglas tells you how in an interview with Dr. Boyce on AOL Black Voices. ;

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Black Political News: Prof Billy Hawkins' Controversial New Book about the NCAA

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Professor Billy Hawkins of The University of Georgia has released a controversial new book that describes the experiences of NCAA athletes by comparing them to slaves on a plantation. According to the research of professor Hawkins, black athletes are exploited by the NCAA physically, financially and intellectually.


Hawkins cites the massive revenue earned by the NCAA via March Madness, which includes a 14-year, $10.8 billion contract with CBS sports. In spite of seemingly unlimited revenues to encourage athletes to stay focused academically, Hawkins notes that nearly one-fifth of the 64 teams participating in the NCAA tournament had graduation rates of less than 40 percent. Across the 36 sports monitored by the NCAA, men's basketball has the lowest graduation rates, where less than two-thirds of the players earn degrees.


The dismal graduation numbers for the NCAA support Dr. Hawkins' research, in which he argues and shows that black athletes at predominantly white institutions are being exploited while being neglected academically. In his book, "The New Plantation," the well-respected Professor of Sport Management and Policy uses a plantation model to present the black male athletic experience as part of a broader historical context.

 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What the Hayell is Wrong with T-Pain? Ignorant Remarks Unraveled

Dr. Boyce Watkins asks "What the hayell is wrong with T-Pain?"

Video Taken of Officer Punching Black Girl in the Face

Someone videotaped a police officer punching a black girl in the face - was this police brutality? ;

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Rev. Al Sharpton Talk About The Black Music Industry and Other Current Event

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Rev. Al Sharpton Talk About The Black Music Industry and Other Current Event

Wrong Medication Causes Female Inmate To Suffer Painful Blisters On Her Body

Female Inmate Given Wrong Medication Suffer Painful Blisters On Her Body

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jeff Johnson and Dr. Boyce Defend Black Athletes on CNN

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Jeff Johnson stand up for black athletes to be educated and paid. ;

What are the images of black women in media?

Images of black women in media

Sunday, June 13, 2010

South African Horns Criticized During World Cup

What do the Vuvuzelas sound like - are they really that bad?

Anita Baker Accused of Butchering the National Anthem

What do you think? ;

Rapper Vigalantee Raps about Black Women

Check out the new joint by Vigalantee, celebrating the black woman.

What does Barack Obama Have in Common with 50 Cent?

Check out Barack & Curtis, a new documentary by Byron Hurt

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Paterson NJ Cop Videotaped While Macing a Black Man

This video is storming the web - a cop in Paterson, NJ is caught on tape macing a black man on the ground. ;

Report: NBA is Quite Diverse

To view the entire report card for the NBA on race and gender, Please click here

 

Highlights from the Report (released by the press representative for the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport):

 

· In the NBA, 82 percent of the players were people of color, remaining constant from last year’s totals. This ties the highest percentage of players of color since the 1994-95 season. The percentage of African-American players also remained constant from last year’s report at 77 percent. The percentage of Latinos and Asians remained constant, at three and one percent respectively. The percentage of international players stayed steady as well at 18 percent.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Dr. Boyce on Hip Hop: Making it Better

The age of the Hoochie Mama is over

by Dr. Boyce Watkins | TheLoop21 in Culture & Society

It's time for hip hop, and its audience, to grow up.

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Alvin Greene Gets Embarrassed by Keith Olbermann

Is this guy for real? ;

Gary Coleman Says All His Wife Cares about is Money

Gary Coleman goes off on his wife, stating that all she cares about is money. ;

Alvin Greene: The Dumbest Political Candidate Ever?

Some believe that this brother was planted by the Republicans to switch the vote - what do you think? ;

Why Elena Kagan is Bad for the Supreme Court

Dr Boyce Watkins explains why Elena Kagan is a bad step for the Supreme Court.

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Elena Kagans' Supreme Court Nomination on WPR

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks About Elena Kagans' Supreme Court Nomination on Wisconsin Public Radio


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Michael Fauntroy Explains the failures of Artur Davis

Why did Artur Davis get his butt kicked in the election? ;

Teens Killed in Car Crash Hours After Prom

Two Detroit teens die shortly after the prom.

Did Wayne Williams Kill the kids in Atlanta? Lie Detector Said Yes

Wayne Williams was accused of the notorious Atlanta child murders.

African American Faculty Being Shut Out of Universities

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University

Dr. M. Cookie Newsom

is the Director for Diversity Education and Assessment at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a trouble maker and an angry black woman, which is likely going to cause her serious problems with her colleagues (we talked yesterday about how being angry can get a black person into serious trouble). Dr. Newsom, however, has good reason to be angry. In a recent interview with Diverse issues in Higher Education, Dr. Newsom stated in plain language that most major universities are not serious about diversifying their faculty and that this hurts all students, especially students of color.
"The dismal truth is academe doesn’t really want a racially-diverse faculty," Newsom said during a faculty diversity presentation at the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) annual national conference in Washington, D.C. "It’s totally a myth."

Dr. Newson based her conclusions on statistics and data she collected which shows that most major universities are good at documenting plans to increase faculty diversity, but most of it’s nothing but lip service.

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Dr. Boyce Watkins: Nelson Mandela and the World Cup Is Significant

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Author and Finance Professor at Syracuse University

World Cup may be Mandela's last great goal for South Africa

8:03 AM on 06/10/2010

OPINION - To say that this event has significance to Mandela would be a tremendous understatement...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dr. Boyce: Obama and the Angry Black Man

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Black Man Buys London's Largest Airport

Meet the man who you should probably know about.

Dee Dee Myers Says Obama Can't Get Mad Because He's Black

Can a black president get as angry as a white one?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dr. Boyce Watkins Discusses Current Issues With Al Sharpton

Dr. Boyce Watkins Discusses Current Issues and Events With Rev. Al Sharpton

Monday, June 7, 2010

Barack Obama Cusses about the Gulf Spill

Obama says he's looking for "whose ass to kick."

Delores Jones: Could She Be the Next Oprah Winfrey?

Watch Delores Jones in Kansas City, KS tryout to become the next Oprah Winfrey

Julianne Malveaux: Our Jobless Recovery

by Dr Julianne Malveaux

Our economy generated about 431,000 jobs last month. Good news? Only if you don't count the fact that more than 400,000 of the jobs were temporary jobs connected to collecting data for the Census. Those jobs won't last for long and when the dust clears the current 9.7 percent unemployment rate, down from 9.9 percent a month ago, is likely to rise again.

Still, those who are desperate for good news are clinging to the fact that there are more jobs out there. What they don't understand is that people are looking for something more than a few months of work here and there. Nearly seven million Americans have been out of work for more than half a year. What has this done to their finances?

Of course the situation is worse for African Americans, even though black unemployment dropped from 16.5 to 15.5 percent last month. The 15.5 percent is a modest estimate of what is really happening. The U6 number in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report includes discouraged workers, those working part time that really want full time work and others peripherally connected to the labor market. That number dropped last month from 17.1 to 16.6 percent for the overall population. While the BLS does not report the number for African Americans, using the same relationships, the African American U6 number is at least 25.6 percent. That means that one in four African Americans is jobless!

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