Monday, May 23, 2011

Dr. Boyce, Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry Faceoff on the Radio


Dr. Boyce Watkins and Melissa Harris-Perry faceoff today at 1:15 pm EST regarding Watkins’ concern about Harris-Perry’s attacks on Professor Cornel West.

Mother Shoots It out With Police over Daughter’s Medication


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Al Sharpton Featured on 60 Minutes – Video

The CBS show, 60 Minutes, had a lot to say about Rev. Al Sharpton.  It’s an interesting segment about his life, his politics, and how he has changed over the years.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Obsession with Cornel West: Is She Not Telling Us Something?

Dr. Boyce Watkins speculates on why Melissa Harris-Perry has attacked Cornel West without utilizing the facts.  Could the two former Princeton colleagues have a past that Harris-Perry hasn’t mentioned?

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

When Did It Become Illegal to Critique the Obama Administration?

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains how Democracy is in danger if we shut down the voices of dissent in America.


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Kevin Gosztola: Melissa Harris-Perry’s Sloppy and Weak Attacks on Dr. Cornel West

This guy takes Melissa Harris-Perry to the ground, saying that she avoids the hard questions in her personal attack on Cornel West.

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Little Girl Speaks 6 Languages, Plays 7 Instruments


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Dr. Boyce: Malcolm’s Legacy Still Doesn’t Get the Respect That It Deserves


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Why I’m Glad the White House Still Invited Common


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Activists Trying to Stop Rape Beading in Kenya


Little girls are being pushed into sex with older men as a result of a practice called “rape beading.”

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Who Do We Blame for the Black Unemployment Crisis: The White House or Congress?

A lot of politicians do a whole lot of talking, but who should be held accountable on the black unemployment crisis?

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Pastor Onslow Ross: A Crook or a Victim?


Is this pastor a crook or a victim?  Why he got 10 years in prison.

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Is the White House Telling the Truth about bin Laden?



Dr. Boyce: Why I Think the Government is Probably Lying to Me.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Alabama Tornado Victims Struggle to Stay Strong Emotionally

Alabama tornado victims get by through faith and football.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Giving Bush Credit for Bin Laden Means Giving Him Credit for EVERYTHING

by Dr. Wilmer Leon 

After releasing the long form of his birth certificate President Obama said, “We’ve got some enormous challenges out there… We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bishop Desmond Tutu Announces Changes in South African Aids Policy

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Desmond Tutu -- former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa -- says South Africa should not be embarrassed about its policies to combat AIDS. 

"For many years we were embarrassed in international gatherings for what we were not doing in fighting AIDS. We therefore thank the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, for the change in policy....It is a very rare privilege and honor for us the older ones to say we are passing the baton to you the young to carry on with the fight against this pandemic."  - Desmond Tutu

Glenn Beck Says “Let’s kill Obama, I mean Bin Laden”

Dr.  Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

In yet another interesting Fox News public gaffe, Glenn Beck recently made a comment about killing President Obama, by mistakenly making reference to the president when discussing Osama Bin Laden.

During one of his monologues, Beck was arguing that President Obama came off as arrogant in his speech about the death of Bin Laden, and that he doesn’t deserve as much credit as the troops who’ve been looking for Bin Laden since 2001.

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Speak on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

I was on the radio today with Rev. Al Sharpton.  Of course the topic of discussion was the death of Osama Bin Laden.  The Reverend had some interesting guests on the show, including a woman who was in the building when the towers went down in 2001.  Sharpton, as a New Yorker, had some interesting thoughts about the situation, especially as it pertains to the Obama presidency.

Donald Trump Congratulates President Obama on Bin Laden Killing

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In the video below, “The Donald” congratulates President Barack Obama for killing Osama Bin Laden.  Twitterers had been joking that Trump would now begin asking to see Bin Laden’s death certificate as official proof that President Obama has actually killed him. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dr. Wilmer Leon: Lessons Learned from Osama Bin Laden




Dr. Wilmer Leon 

President Obama announced this past Sunday evening that “al-Qaida’s leader and symbol” Osama bin Laden had been killed, “Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden…” This is a good thing. President Obama can now fly on to the deck the USS Abraham Lincoln and stand under the “Mission Accomplished” banner that his predecessor prematurely unfurled on October 29, 2003.

Black Unemployment More than Double Whites for Michigan Residents


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A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed that the economic situation for African Americans is disproportionately bad for the state of Michigan.  According to the report, African Americans in Michigan have had an unemployment rate above 20 percent for every quarter since the start of 2009. Their 2010 annual unemployment rate was 23.4%.  White Michigan residents currently enjoy an unemployment rate of only 9.5% for last quarter.

The conditions are so bad that the lowest black unemployment rate since 2008 (12.2%) is only slightly lower than the highest unemployment conditions experienced by whites in Michigan (12.7%).  So, their terrible times are our good times and our horrible times don’t get attention from political leaders whatsoever.

Perhaps we don’t live in a post-racial America after all, since the unemployment picture is clearly different for blacks and whites.

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Detroiters Protest NAACP Giving Award to Confederate flag-waving Kid Rock

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A group of protesters met outside the Cobo Center in Detroit to protest the NAACP’s decision to give an award to Kid Rock, an entertainer who flies the Confederate Flag during his concerts.  Adolph Mongo, head of Detroiters for Progress, spoke to the group.

"Do you know what that flag stands for? It stands for hatred, bigotry, racism, murder," he said.

NAACP President Wendell Anthony defended giving an award to Rock.