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.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
People took a stand for this elderly woman in Atlanta who was about to lose her home.
A lot of folks are asking Wyclef - where did all that money go?
Why are So Many Black Kids Being Arrested in School? Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Christopher Emdin Discuss (Video)
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.
Arlene Ackerman is getting a lot of criticism.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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:
FAMU's fired band director says that he warned the university for years about the dangers of hazing, but received no support.
Jesse Jerome Shipley's family sues after their son's brain is put on display without their permission.
Monday, November 28, 2011
David Clarke did not have to die.
Rush Limbaugh said that if Michelle Obama came in the room, he'd play "Baby Got Back." Whoa.
Ryan Mack has a lot to say about Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and the Less Talk, More Action Tour.
Tyler Perry seems to have a soft spot for the Penn State victim.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The death of FAMU band member Robert Champion is leading to calls for reform of HBCU bands.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The family of Robert Champion, the band member who died at FAMU in a hazing-related incident, said that they plan to sue the university.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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.
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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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.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses why black scholars must find a new paradigm for achievement and stop allowing their activities to be controlled by others.
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.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Your Black World – Scholarship 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.
Your Black World reports
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.