Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Student Refuses to Take Down His Confederate Flag

Black Man Refuses to Take Down His Confederate Flag

A student says that the confederate flag is a symbol of southern pride and not racism.  Officials have asked him to take it down, but he refuses.  Is he crazy or a visionary?  You bge the judge. 

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Bank Tries to Evict 103-Yr Old Woman, But Movers and Deputies Refuse to Put Her Out


People took a stand for this elderly woman in Atlanta who was about to lose her home. 

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Wyclef Defends Charity After Being Accused of Squandering Millions

wyclef jean is being accused of mismanaging funds in his foundation

A lot of folks are asking Wyclef - where did all that money go? 

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Comcast Being Sued for Racial Discrimination Against Black Employees and Customers

Black employees say that Comcast treate their black customers and employees unfairly. 

Why are So Many Black Kids Being Arrested in School? Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Christopher Emdin Discuss (Video)

Dr. Boyce:  Why are Schools Putting So Many Black Kids in Handcuffs?

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Professor Christopher Emdin respond to the report that one child per day is arrested in NYC public schools, with 93% of those kids being black or Latino.  The professors discuss the reasons behind the crisis and why kids are being criminalized in public schools all across America. 

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Former Philly Schools Superintendent Files Unemployment After Receiving Nearly $1 Million Buyout

philadelphia schools superintendent takes unemployment benefits after million dollar buyout

Arlene Ackerman is getting a lot of criticism. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Why Would a Church Tell HIV Patients to Stop Taking Their Meds? (Video)

Why Would a Church Tell HIV Patients Not to Take Their Medication?

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Christopher House.  The conversation centers around a church that told members of its congregation to stop taking their HIV medication.  As a result, six people have died.  The video is below:

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FAMU's Former Band Director Says He Warned University About Hazing Before Student's Death

FAMU's fired band director says that he warned the university for years about the dangers of hazing, but received no support. 

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Sad and Shocking: NYC Public Schools Arrests One Child Per Day, 93% are Black or Latino

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Boy's Family Sues After His Brain is Put on Display without Permission

Jesse Jerome Shipley's family sues after their son's brain is put on display without their permission. 

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why It's Hard for Black Leaders to Pay the Bills


In this interview, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Ryan Mack, the head of the Optimum Institute and Less Talk, More Action Empowerment Tour.  They discuss the difficulties of paying bills when doing community service, and Ryan even speaks candidly about why he believes he was banned from the Circle of Sisters event in New York City. 




Survey: Half of All Black Women Unhappy with Tyler Perry's Choice of Kim Kardashian

survey says that half of all black women are not happy that tyler perry chose Kim Kardashian for his next film

It appears that Tyler Perry has some explaining to do in his decision to put Kim Kardashian in his next movie. 

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The Less Talk, More Action Tour Wants to Partner with Your Organization

less talk, more action tour, ryan mack

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: From South Central to Princeton - Meet Dominique Reese

Dominique Reese ’06 never forgot her South Central Los Angeles roots. She was the first graduate of Crenshaw High School to attend Princeton, the first person in her family to attend college, and now is operating a business that teaches financial literacy to low-income youth and adults.

Yvette Carnell: Herman Cain is No Booker T. Washington

Booker T Washinton

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Why I'm Happy for Cornel West

boyce watkins talks about cornel west and black scholarship

Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the work of fellow black scholar Cornel West among other issues. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cornel West Is Leaving Princeton University

Your Black World reports

Noted public intellectual Cornel West plans to finish up his teaching career in Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he began his career as an assistant professor back in 1977. Since that time, he has gone to Yale, Harvard and Princeton, and had a powerful impact on the entire world.

Latanja Watkins, MD: Why Diabetes Continues to Kill Us and How We Can Make It Stop

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dr. Boyce: It's Time for Black Scholars to Get Off the Academic Plantation

Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses why black scholars must find a new paradigm for achievement and stop allowing their activities to be controlled by others. 

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Penn State Also Accused of Covering Up Death Threats Against Black Students

Dr. Boyce: White House African American Policy Conference - Hype or Substance?

african american policy conference at the white house

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Why Do Some Churches Prefer Pastors Who DO NOT Have Theological Education?


by Pastor Mika Edmondson, Your Black World 

On more than one occasion, I have heard something like this, “Great sermon today Reverend…I saw the Holy Ghost on you and NOT the seminary!” or “it [ministry] don’t take all that [education]…the Bible is simple.”Have you noticed that some church folks have negative or at best mixed feelings about formal religious training? While we tend to appreciate and celebrate educational attainment in other areas like the hard sciences, theological studies are often viewed with guarded suspicion--a kind of exception to the general rule. Some congregations even prefer pastors with degrees in business over ones with degrees in theology or biblical studies.

Bullets Found on the White House Lawn After Someone Shoots at the Building

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Black Scholars Disappointed with Black in America 4

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Dr. Boyce: Leave it to Mississippi to Put Huxtables in Blackface

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action
A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi decided that it might be fun to depict “The Cosby Show” by putting students in blackface.   The off campus party was meant to be good old fashioned fun, likely inspired by students whose professors have never educated them on the fact that their actions are horribly offensive to millions of people.

Shooting Takes Place Outside of Geoffrey Canada’s School in New York

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A 15-year old has been charged with a shooting that took place outside a highly-respected charter school in Harlem.  Police are saying that the incident was captured on video as well. 

The boy has been held on $75,000 bail.  Noted educator Geoffrey Canada runs the Promise Academy School where the alleged incident took place. 

Only in Mississippi: College Sorority Depicts Huxtables in Blackface

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Dr. Boyce Video: Why Jesse and Al Should NOT Defend Herman Cain

Why Jesse and Al Should Never Defend Herman Cain - Your Black World TV on

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