Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Dr Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University Professor and critic of the NCAA, is set to appear opposite NCAA President Myles Brand on the issue of compensating college athletes. The article is set to appear in the LA Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and other syndicated Tribune papers this Sunday.
Dr. Watkins has appeared on CNN, ESPN, CBS Sports and thousands of other media outlets arguing that college athletes should be paid. He is a faculty affiliate with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Monday, July 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Black Panther-turned human rights campaigner has requested a retrial on his conviction of murdering a police officer, after his death sentence was overturned in March, his lawyer said Sunday.
A three-member Philadelphia appeals court on March 27 voted two-to-one to overturn the former radio journalist’s death sentence, while upholding his conviction for the 1981 murder of Daniel Faulkner.
The court said Abu-Jamal, 54, should face a new sentencing hearing or have his sentence commuted to life in jail.
Abu-Jamal, 54, has always claimed his innocence while on death row for 25 years. While in jail, he became a leading campaigner against the death penalty.
In his request for a retrial, Abu-Jamal’s lawyer Robert Bryan asked for a decision by a full panel of 12 judges, not a three-member court like Philadelphia’s…
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor at Syracuse University and a faculty affiliate at the College Sports Research Institute at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He does regular commentary in national media, including CNN, ESPN, BET, and CBS Sports. For more information, please visit www.BoyceWatkins.net.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Changing the image of a guest in this way can have a strong subconscious and conscious effect on the viewer, who might be inclined to attribute any negative rumor or ideal to the individual in the picture. It is also a powerful violation of journalistic integrity.