Black Men

Racial Inequality and Hollywood in 2014, By the Numbers [Infographic]

by Nick Zurko Following a year that saw a surge in Black films obtaining both commercial and critical success, culminating in the recent Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, 2014 has gotten off to a positive start for African-American filmmakers, with audiences turning out for such hits as Ride Along and About Last Night. However, this is hardly ...

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Chief Keef’s Cousin, Also a Chicago Rapper, Gunned Down in the Street

Chief Keef’s cousin Mario Hess, also known by his rap name of  “Blοod Money”, was gunned down in South Side Chicago on Wednesday night. Police allege that two shoοters opened fire, leaving over two dozen shell casings scattered along the sidewalk. Hess, 30, had recently received his big break when he was signed to Interscope records two weeks ago. After ...

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Your Reel World: Kim Kardashian and Her MANY, MANY, MANY Black Men

Kim Kardashian is famous in the black community for a lot of reasons, many of them not favorable. She also knows black men pretty well, since she seems to have slept with half of them. In this episode of Your Reel World, Tiara Williams lays the cards out on the table in a way that only she knows how to ...

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Petition Being Circulated to Ban Michael Vick From Training Camp

Quarterback Michael Vick has tried to make amends with animal lovers for his previous dog fιghts, but apparently his demonstrations of good will and pleas for redemption have fallen on deaf ears. As Vick prepares to train with the New York Jets, a Change.org petition is demanding that he be banned from the college campus that hosts the team’s training ...

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Dr Boyce Video: Are black males having their futures ruined by a fixation on sports?

  In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with attorney and former athlete Damario Solomon-Simmons.  The conversation involves the state of African American males, collegiate athletics and the on-going battle for the labor rights of college athletes.  The professor and attorney explain why it only makes sense for athletes to be paid, and how black males are being harmed by ...

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Dr Boyce Video: Do sports help or harm African American Males?

In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Damario Solomon Simmons talk about the state of collegiate athletics and whether or not college athletes should be paid. They also openly speculate on whether or not it makes sense for black males to put all of their eggs into one basket and focus solely on sports as an avenue toward success.  

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Chris Rock: For Blacks, “College Sports is No Different than Slavery” | Black Blue Dog

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I’ve always loved Chris Rock. I don’t respect him because he’s funny, rich or famous, everyone notices that.  I respect him because he is also intelligent, progressive and courageous.   He doesn’t just give black people something to laugh about.  He also gives them something to THINK about. This week, while watching March Madness, that multi-billion ...

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